Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's Your Final Answer - All Over Again!


"ABC, which is slogging through another year of lackluster ratings, is planning to revive the show that rescued it when it was last in a ratings bind ten years ago -- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The network said Wednesday that it will air a two-week Millionaire 'tournament' in August, once again featuring Regis Philbin as host. The quiz show, which launched in 1999 and at one point regularly drew around 29 million viewers, lasted in primetime only three years, with season-to-season audience erosion blamed on overexposure. But the show has continued in syndication and remains a staple in primetime in other countries. (The Indian version was featured in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.)"

Of course, I am a huge fan of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. I even have the CD rom game. But I hope that the game either removes or changes the two "NEW" lifelines - the crappy "Double Dip" and "Three Wise Men" (not that I'm calling the Three Wise Men crappy).

1 comment:

  1. This website is very interesting, Zack! I like "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" and have the board game for it. I was just thinking a few days ago that I wished Regis was still hosting the show 'cause it basically lost viewers when he left ... but one show that I want them to bring back even more is "Mystery Science Theater 3000", which was on for 11 years and still very funny.

    Cool Site,

    Michael Kelley