31Oct2013
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Alex Davis
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Millionaire
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“Celebrity Week” on “Millionaire” Begins November 4th

For the fourth year in a row, the stars will be coming to the million dollar table to win big money for charity.  November 4th through the 8th is “Celebrity Week” on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  Cedric the Entertainer will welcome famous faces from the world of television and film to hopefully raise millions of dollars for the charity of their choice.

Starting the week is BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood star Boris Kodjoe.  He will play for Sophie’s Voice Foundation, a charity created in 2008 by he and his wife in honor of their daughter Sophie who was diagnosed with Spina Bifida at birth.  As a bonus which may excite some of you around here, Cedric offered Boris an extra $5,000 if he played his Millionaire game in just his undershirt.  As you can imagine he said yes.  Be sure to watch Monday and Tuesday to see how it all unfolds.

Following him is Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett playing for Maximum Hope Foundation.  They provide practical assistance to families caring for a child with life-limiting illness.  Josh Malina follows him.  Josh, who stars on ABC’s Scandal, plays for The Shark Fund which provides funding for an LA area public school to enhance various programs.  Finally, Cedric’s on-screen wife on TVLand’s The Soul Man, Niecy Nash, tries her luck.  She plays for the Amazing Grace Conservatory which offers performing arts programs to at-risk children.

Each charity is guaranteed $10,000.  How much will they get, though?  Will we see the second million dollar question of the season?  Be sure to watch and find out.

Photo courtesy Disney-ABC

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Discussion

7 responses to "“Celebrity Week” on “Millionaire” Begins November 4th"

  • Josh J says:

    Hopefully, the celebs get somewhere close to what Dr. Oz did by himself a couple of weeks ago… first person this season to win $250,000. Hard to believe that went under the radar like it did.

  • CouponBoy says:

    Is it just me, or does Boris Kodjoe look exactly like Dolvett Quince in the picture? Anyway, I’m very excited about celebity week, and I’m glad the celebrities get to play for their OWN charities this year.

  • frankfan1 says:

    Celebrities…usually the last desperate act of a game show. Perhaps nobody was around when celebrity shows killed the awesome original.

    • NJMark says:

      I don’t know if it was celebrities that hurt the network version, or that viewers would tune into what they expected would be a new episode, and they’d get yet another RERUN of a celebrity episode.

      Celebrity episodes are not new to the syndicated version, and don’t appear to have ever harmed the producte.

  • Josh J says:

    After this week of Millionaire, next week has a lot to live up to. 2 $500,000 questions with very different results and a lot of tension on Wednesday’s show. At least 1 walked with $250,000 and was the first civilian this year to do so. So… Yeah. A tough act to follow.
    Also, I would agree that Celebrity specials are usually the last desperate act… except that Millionaire has been doing this for several years now.

  • Travis says:

    These aren’t A-List celebrities. Looks like a good week to skip viewing.

  • Wayne says:

    I’m just glad they play real games on this one instead of getting all softball questions handing them level two.

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