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"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Is Ending After 17 Years Run

News by Krijana Duwal Published on 19 May,2019 Updated on 19 May,2019

Your Chance On Becoming A Millionaire On The Game Show Who Wants to Be A Millionaire Has Come To An End.

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire will not return in national syndication for 2019-2020 season.
  • The game show will come to an end after successful seventeen years on the air.
  • The longstanding game show first got premiered in August 1999 on ABC.
  • The game show offers multiple-choice questions with increasing level of difficulty with each level bringing the contestants closer to the million dollar prize.
  • The game show was first hosted by Regis Philbin back in 1999.
  • Meredith Vieira hosted the show until 2013, and Chris Harrison took over in 2015.

A show spokesperson confirmed the news claiming that the game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire will not return in national syndication for 2019-2020 season after successful seventeen years on the air.

The longstanding game show first got premiered in August 1999 on ABC before moving to syndication in the year 2002.

If you have ever used the phrase, “Is that your final answer?” and joke about needing a phone a friend, then you must be familiar with the game show as they are references to the show.

The game show offers multiple-choice questions with increasing level of difficulty with each level bringing the contestants closer to the million dollar prize. The contestants are allowed to use options once including ask an expert, ask the audience, and phone a friend.

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Many famous hosts have presented the show over seventeen years on air starting with Regis Philbin back in 1999. Later, Meredith Vieira hosted the show until 2013, and Chris Harrison took over in 2015.

In the nearly two decades run, the show has aired more than 3,000 episodes.

The Bachelor franchise host Chris Harrison once spoke up about how The Bachelor-inspired themed weeks on Millionaire. The theme week encouraged to invite couples in the game show, which resulted in some of the most dramatic episodes.

Valleycrest Productions Ltd. produced the show and was distributed by Disney ABC Home Entertainment.

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