‘Who Needs to Be a Millionaire’ to Finish After 17 Years in Syndication (EXCLUSIVE)


“Who Needs to Be a Millionaire” is coming to an finish.

Selection has realized solely that the syndicated recreation present has been canceled. Up to now, it has aired almost 3,000 episodes, together with over 300 when the present aired on ABC.

“After a profitable 17-year run, ‘Who Needs To Be A Millionaire’ won’t return in nationwide syndication for the 2019-20 season,” a present spokesperson advised Selection. 

The present first started airing on ABC primetime in 1999 earlier than shifting to syndication in 2002. The present options contestants answering a number of selection questions of accelerating issue, with every appropriate reply incomes them increasingly more prize cash, constructing to the $1 million query. Contestants even have the choices of utilizing three lifelines in the course of the recreation to assist them reply a query that has them stumped.

The unique incarnation of the present was hosted by Regis Philbin and shortly grew to become a cultural phenomenon, popularizing using the phrase, “Is that your ultimate reply?” After the present went into syndication, Meredith Vieira took over as host till 2013. Since then, it has been hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Terry Crews, and Chris Harrison, the final of whom at present hosts the collection.

The collection is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney ABC Residence Leisure and Tv Distribution. James Rowley serves as government producer of the present, which is taped at Caesars Leisure Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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