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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 

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Contestants use audience input, elimination of multiple choice options, and help from a friend to answer trivia questions for an escalating tier of cash prizes.
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Meredith Vieira ...  Herself - Host 735 episodes, 2002-2018
Chris Harrison ...  Himself - Host 700 episodes, 2015-2019
Terry Crews ...  Himself - Host 177 episodes, 2014-2018
Cedric the Entertainer ...  Himself - Host 175 episodes, 2013-2014
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Correctly answering 14 multiple-choice questions could net contestants $1 million on a half-hour quiz show that's had a long run since its adaptation from the Brit show with the same name. Its format has evolved, but the basics remain: Answer trivia questions to win what could be very big bucks. Safety nets along the way guarantee sums that can't be lost once a contestant reaches certain thresholds -- and players can quit any time, but going for the million carries the risk of losing hundreds of thousands with one wrong answer. Contestants get "lifelines" to help reach the top. Written by Jwelch5742

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16 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Millionaire See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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The "Phone a Friend" lifeline was removed because too many people were googling the answers on the other line of the phone which is usually a form of cheating. See more »

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Meredith Vieira - Host: You know the rules, you know the lifelines, are you ready? Let's play.
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Delightful content... Horrible production... Still watch it
1 May 2017 | by piercejeansSee all my reviews

OK... nobody gets everything right. The Producers forgot that people at home are actually TRYING TO PLAY ALONG IN THE GAME. The announcer... Chris... is excellent and perfect for the show. The lights and music and noise... is way too overproduced. The camera motion is enough to make Dramamine noneffective. The Titanic had less sickening motion.

OK... if we were just looking for a pretty light show... well done. Except its all blue.

If you are looking to play along, being that mostly smarter more intellectually oriented people will be attracted to such shows... good luck. The constant breakaways and sweeping lights and momentary question viewing makes it almost impossible to be there with the contestants. Rookie mistake. Always keep in mind the viewer point of view.

I would love to see the dollar ladder and the question in a box in a corner of the screen... all the time. It's very hard to read and concentrate on long questions when they are only on screen for five seconds. Same mistake as Family Feud... you can't see the answer board long enough.

Yes, I play along at home with both Millionaire and Family Feud... but the Producers only want you to look at the people and be distracted by the pretty lights. Sigh.


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