Eddie McGuire probably won’t be settling in for a long haul on Millionaire Hot Seat if an online promo is anything to go by.
“20 nights! $20 million dollars!” he declares.
The modified Millionaire format is expected to be a fast-paced half-hour edition of the show, in which contestants have just one life line that effectively passes the question to the next contestant. Contestants can only pass once and must answer a question if it passed to them. The prize pool also shrinks as questions are answered incorrectly. The last player standing stands to collect the remaining cash.
As first tipped by TV Tonight in February, the new version is based on European models and considered to work best as a short-run series.
So if it’s just one month of episodes will Nine pencil it in for a prime 7pm slot?