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      Season 1 – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

      2020 Game Show List
      Reviews 50% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score In celebration of the 20th anniversary of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," which debuted in the U.S. as a prime-time series in January 2000, late-night fixture Jimmy Kimmel steps into prime time as host of a special run of episodes featuring celebrity contestants playing for charity. For the first time in the history of the U.S. franchise, contestants can invite a guest into the hot seat to help them answer questions: it can be a relative, a beloved teacher or a famed trivia expert -- anyone they want -- to help them win as much money as they can for the charity of their choosing. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Apr 8, 2020 In the Hot Seat: Eric Stonestreet and Will Forte Actors Eric Stonestreet and Will Forte play for charity. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 15, 2020 In the Hot Seat: Will Forte and Nikki Glaser Actor Will Forte and comic Nikki Glaser play for charity; a never-before-seen moment from the show's past. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 22, 2020 In the Hot Seat: Nikki Glaser, Jane Fonda and Anthony Anderson Nikki Glaser continues her winning streak for Rescue the Birds; Jane Fonda takes the stage in support of her charity Fire Drill Fridays; Anthony Anderson plays for The Anderson Family Foundation. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 30, 2020 In the Hot Seat: Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz and Hannibal Buress Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz and Hannibal Burress play for their chosen charities. Details Episode 5 Aired May 7, 2020 In the Hot Seat: Hannibal Burress and Catherine O'Hara Hannibal Burress continues his run playing for Melvina Masterminds; Catherine O'Hara steps up to play in support of Upward Bound House. Details Episode 6 Aired May 14, 2020 In the Hot Seat: Catherine O'Hara and Dr. Phil Catherine O'Hara continues her winning streak in support of Upward Bound House; Dr. Phil plays in support of his charity When Georgia Smiled. Details Episode 7 Aired May 21, 2020 In the Hot Seat: Dr. Phil, Kaitlin Olson and Lauren Lapkus Dr. Phil continues his run in support of his charity When Georgia Smiled; Kaitlin Olson steps up to play for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Lauren Lapkus takes her shot at the grand prize for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Details Episode 8 Aired May 28, 2020 In the Hot Seat: Lauren Lapkus and Anderson Cooper Celebrity guests Lauren Lapkus and Anderson Cooper play for charity. Details Episode 9 Aired Jun 4, 2020 In the Hot Seat: Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen Celebrities Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen play for charity. Details

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      Joel Keller Decider Kimmel makes an awesome Millionaire host, and the celebs are entertaining enough. Apr 28, 2020 Full Review

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      Audience Member I've loved this show for years. But this episode was horrible (season 2 episode 1 2020) The celebrity they picked was so annoying, ignorant, disrespectful, embarrassing. She dumb asf. Very ratchet. She acts like she knows everything as well which is so embarrassing. But you may find it funny but she dumbbb Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This show is incredibly fun, the guests seem to be the perfect choices, and it's a way to get through quarantine while also having fun. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Marc is CERTIFIED FRESH! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The creators of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire evidently missed the fact that the first iteration of the show, hosted by Regis Philbin, collapsed in the ratings when the producers started booking "celebrities," who were clearly so dumb that they were allowed to cheat by getting the answers from other celebrities. The fact that the money they "won" went to charity was supposed to be a mitigating factor, but all the interest and suspense went out of the show when celebrities became contestants. The initial success of the show was due to the fact that ordinary, quirky people were in the hot seat, and nobody knew how they would do. So what do the show's creators bring back to prime time? That's right, a celebrity-oriented quiz show. The only difference is that the contestants' obvious need for help is openly acknowledged. They even allowed a celebrity contestant to WITHDRAW A WRONG ANSWER AFTER SHE SAID, "FINAL ANSWER" exposing the fact that this was no longer a quiz show, but a publicity venue for celebrities and near-celebrities. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Yes myself I love this show it's making quarenteen fun there are so many questions and I love that most of the celebrity's are current and it's not folks I only half heard of such a good time and a brilliant game show Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Michael Davies, Jimmy Kimmel, Mike Richards
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-PG (L)
      Genre
      Game Show
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Apr 8, 2020