Returning: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

As previously announced, Nine is to return Who Wants to be a Millionaire as a 30 minute, 5 night a week programme.

The show will soon re-appear in the 7pm timeslot with eddie McGuire hosting. Temptation is likely to be rested, but may return as a 5:30pm show. This is yet to be confirmed.

Millionaire has previously had short-lived incarnations as a thirty minute programme, but asking viewers to settle for Eddie 5 nights a week on a long-term basis is a big ask. To help spice the show up, Nine is adding a fourth ‘lifeline’ called “Switch” in which the contestant can dump a question in favour of another, at random.

Press Release:

Australia’s greatest quiz show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, is returning with a fresh new 30-minute format in a new 7.00pm timeslot – five nights a week on the Nine Network, with Eddie McGuire back as the quizmaster.

To whet the appetite of viewers, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire will resume with a special one-hour presentation before moving to its regular new timeslot, delivering all the excitement and edge-of-your-seat drama it’s famous for.

Eddie McGuire will bring his innate ability to create suspenseful television into lounge rooms around the country as Australia ’s top-rating quiz show presents everyday people with a golden opportunity to become instantly rich and follow in the footsteps of the only two million-dollar winners to date – Rob Fulton (October 2005) and Martin Flood (November 2005).

Faced with a series of questions with multiple-choice answers, contestants have to correctly answer 15 consecutive questions in order to experience the exhilaration of winning $1 million.

To help contestants along the way there are now FOUR “lifelines” which they can call on to nudge a step closer to $1 million – Phone A Friend, 50/50, Ask the Audience, and a new one called Switch. With the Switch option contestants can pass on a specific question and receive a new question.

The Nine Network is now calling for contestants from Melbourne and Sydney. For the chance to cash in on your knowledge, log on to www.ninemsn.com.au/millionaire and follow the prompts.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: returning soon to Channel Nine. Lock it in! ..

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2 Comments:

  1. Nine can add this to their growing list of stupid, STUPID programming decisions. Temptation has been rating consistently well since it returned. They’re just being greedy and for their sake, I hope Millionaire tanks in the ratings.

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