Mo’Nique, Paula Deen, Cheech Marin, and Others Play “Celebrity Week” on “Millionaire” Starting September 17th
The season premiere of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the only game show on television to give each and every contestant a chance at winning a million dollars every day, kicks off its eleventh season starting this Monday, September 3rd (check local listings). A small warning but I’d be sure to check out the premiere week to see one of our readers play, plus another very exciting game. Kicking off the premiere month, though, is Millionaire‘s third annual “Celebrity Week”. Each year celebrities come to the million dollar table hoping to win the top prize for the Alzheimer’s Association. The week coincides with World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st. Over $400,000 has been donated to the charity through this week. We were on set for four of the celebrities and you won’t want to miss this week.
Taking part on “Celebrity Week” on Who Wants to be a Millionaire is Oscar winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique, celebrity chef Paula Deen, actor and comedian Cheech Marin, television actress Jackée, and Tony Dovolani from Dancing With the Stars. Again, we were there for four of them. Without spoiling, trust me, you’ll want to watch Paula Deen’s game. It’s very memorable and a lot of fun. All were great, though. ”Celebrity Week” starts September 17th. I’m sure you’ll catch me cowering in terror behind a few of the celebrities during the week.
This season will also have several one-off celebrity shows featuring cast members from ABC’s soap opera General Hospital and Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from History Channel’s American Pickers. Last season Millionaire debuted civilian themed weeks like “Double Your Money Week”, “Cruise In and Win Week”, and brought back “Movie Week” for yet another year. Keep watching because you never know what will come up. Specifically, watch out for “Double Your Money” episodes starting October 1st. The show moves to a new studio and updates its set for its eleventh season. Click here to see our report and an interesting look at the stage.
On a personal note (and we’ve kept track) BuzzerBlog readers, since Millionaire has switched to the Super Mix format, have taken over $470,000 from the show over the past two years and, again, another reader will be taking more away next week. It’s still one of our favorites and we’re glad to see it back. Excited for the new season?
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