Who Wants to Be a Millionaire kicks off its sixth season in national syndication with Emmy Award-winning host, Meredith Vieira, on September 10, 2007. An audience favorite since its syndication premiere in 2002, the hit game show prepares to mark its 1,000th episode this November.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will dedicate an entire week of programming, from November 5 - 9, to commemorate this landmark event. During the week, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will give away $100,000 to home viewers in "Millionaire's Grand Giveaway" Sweepstakes. Entry for the sweepstakes will take place September 10 - 30, 2007 at www.millionairetv.com|www.millionairetv.com. Each day, from November 5 - 9, Vieira will announce 20 names of viewers who will each win $1,000. Throughout the week, 100 winners will be announced and $100,000 will be handed out.
During the week-long celebration, contestants are guaranteed to win at least $1,000, courtesy Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. For the first time in the game show's history, contestants will not be required to answer the first five questions (valued at $100 - $1,000). Instead, they will start at the $2,000 level, with all three lifelines intact, and will be only 10 questions away from winning $1,000,000. The specialty week also will feature congratulatory messages from various celebrities and highlights from the past five seasons, including some of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's most memorable moments and bloopers that never made it to the air.
"With six seasons and nearly 1,000 episodes -- this year marks a major milestone for us," says Executive Producer Michael Davies. "Thanks to the efforts of Meredith, our behind-the-scenes team and an audience of die-hard trivia fans, the show has truly become a pop culture phenomenon."
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