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 and follow the prompts.

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

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  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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