Archive of Millionaire

03Jan2014
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Win a Cruise to the Bahamas With “Millionaire”‘s Cruise In and Win Week

Who Wants to be a Millionaire is bringing back its popular "Cruise In and Win" week next week, starting January 6th, and you can win big along with the contestants playing for $1,000,000 with Cedric the Entertainer.  From January 6th through January 17, visit Millionaire's website and enter the competition.  One lucky viewer will be randomly selected to win a Disney Cruise Line vacation for four to the Bahamas on the Disney Magic, sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida.  Contestants in-studio will get to answer a special Cruise question, randomly selected during the opening mix, to bank the vacation no matter what plus a potential $25,000.  However, they're there for the million.  Can they do it?  Watch, enter, and win.  Click here to check out a preview and learn more.

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31Dec2014
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Best of 2013: We Remember What a Million Dollar Question Looks Like

Our relationship with Who Wants to be a Millionaire here is interesting.  I love the show, I love Meredith Vieira and think Cedric the Entertainer is doing fine, and I love the current format now in its fourth season.  However, it's generous to say we were becoming restless waiting for someone to win the million, let alone reach the question.  It's more accurate to say we were pulling our hair out screaming nearly every year and losing the will to care each new season.  We've been over ten years since a winner.  We haven't even seen an actual million dollar question on the daytime version since 2007.  Finally, 2013 was the year this streak was broken and it was done spectacularly.  Click here to watch the big moments and let us know what you think.

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31Oct2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
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.  Click here to find out who is playing and learn what charities they are playing for.

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Josina Reaves Misses Million Dollar Question on “Millionaire”; Wins $25,000

For the second time in American Who Wants to be a Millionaire history, and the first time in daytime Millionaire history, a contestant has gone for $1,000,000 and regretfully lost.  Josina Reaves, a high school English teacher from Brooklyn, New York, climbed to the top of the money tree, facing the million dollar question.  However, she unfortunately gave a wrong answer, leaving with $25,000.  Josina is the first person since 2007 to see a million dollar question on the daytime version of the popular quiz show.  This was also Cedric the Entertainer's first million dollar question.  Click here to learn more and to watch a video of the big moment.

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21Sep2013
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Video: You May Really Want to Watch “Millionaire” Next Week

The new season of Who Wants to be a Millionaire has been going on for a bit and it's been a pretty smooth transition over to Cedric the Entertainer as host.  He's got the first-week jitters as anyone does, but let's wait to see how the episodes he tapes a few weeks down the line go.  The reception has been positive, though, so that's encouraging.  However, people don't watch for a host.  They watch for big money moments.  They watch so people can get to Round 2 and play for $100,000; $250,000; $500,000; or maybe see the infamous $1,000,000 question.  Millionaire is teasing a moment that will be going on this week.  You may really want to watch.  No spoilers until inside the story, so watch at your own risk. Click here to watch and discuss.

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“Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and “The Chase” Begin New Seasons Today

Game show fans in both the US and UK have new seasons of great quiz shows to look forward to.  In America, one of the year's more eagerly anticipated shows is today's Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  Cedric the Entertainer will take over as host, replacing the incredibly popular Meredith Vieira who left after eleven seasons in 2012. We've got a preview of the week inside. Then today at 5:00PM UK (12:00PM ET), ITV's The Chase returns for new episodes after a brief hiatus.  Bradley Walsh returns as host as contestants try to win tens of thousands of pounds by beating one of the four Chasers. Click here to learn more and let us know what you think of Cedric, once you see the episode.

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20Jul2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
Millionaire
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“Millionaire” Audience Ticket Requests Now Open

The opportunity for East Coast residents to watch a game show live is so rare that I always like to alert you when there's a chance to see something.  The newest season of Millionaire is now accepting audience ticket requests.  You may want to make a note to visit this year's tapings because of the new host, Cedric the Entertainer.  All eyes are on him, waiting to see how well he follows up Meredith Vieira's amazing eleven year run.  Tapings start Friday, August 16th and run through November.  The show is also, yet again, moving studios.  They are now located at Metropolis Studios at 105 East 106th street.  If you want tickets click here and apply.  You'll want to be in the audience to see the confetti fall, trust me.

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19Jun2013
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“Millionaire” Adds New July Audition Dates

We previously announced a trio of summer audition dates for Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  Just like every year the Cedric the Entertainer-hosted quiz show will tour the country looking for new contestants who can't necessarily make it to the usual New York City auditions.  In addition to the three we previously discussed Millionaire has announced new dates in the Midwest and East.  Click here to read the new dates and locations.

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13Jun2013
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Farewell to Meredith Vieira: Sam Murray

Because I was away for a while we didn't get to do as much of the farewell to Meredith Vieira as we'd have liked to, so we're making up for that.  We're going to look back at some of the more memorable contestants during her run as host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Don't forget, though, that Cedric the Entertainer kicks off his run as the new host this September.  Of course the people at the top of the list will always be the winners.  Let's take a look back at the last winner, the Tournament of Ten champion Sam Murray.  Sam was the only person to take the risk and answer the million dollar question, and it paid off big time.  Click here to read more, watch the confetti fall, and let us know what you think.

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12Jun2013
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“Millionaire” Taking Road Auditions to Dallas, Las Vegas, and Denver

If you want to be a contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, you typically need to be in the New York City audience and take the exam there.  If you live on the West Coast and can't make the trip, the show will instead be coming to you.  The Cedric the Entertainer-hosted quiz show has announced its first three stops for the 2013-2014 season.  Millionaire will visit Dallas, Texas, on July 8th; Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 10th; and Denver, Colorado, on July 12th.  To learn more, click here to visit the show's audition page.  Last year BuzzerBlog readers took away over $600,000 from Millionaire, including one $250,000 winner.  We'd love to see the next millionaire from here.  Good luck and tell them BuzzerBlog sent you.  Have audition stories?  Click here to let us know your experiences.

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31May2013
Author
Alex Davis
Category
Millionaire
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Reminder: Meredith Vieira’s Final New “Millionaire” Airs Today

Today is the end of an era.  Be sure to watch Who Wants to be a Millionaire today if you can (you should be watching it anyway).  This is the final new episode featuring host Meredith Vieira.  She's given away over $75,000,000, has awarded that to over 3,200 contestants during the course of 2,000 episodes, and today, for the final time, she'll take her place at the million dollar table hoping to give away life-changing money to lucky contestants.  While we're very sad to see her go, don't forget that the show continues this September with new host Cedric the Entertainer.  We'll hope you watch.  But we also hope you'll tune in today for Meredith's final day.  Thank you, Meredith, for the decade of laughs, thrills, and fun.

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30May2013
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Video: Think Twice Before Saying “Final Answer”

Even during Meredith Vieira's last week as host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire we're still getting moments with her that we'll remember for a while.  Every contestant's nightmare is to blow it on an early question.  A very select group of people have missed the first question either due to not knowing the answer and guessing, misremembering, or just rushing through the game and not realizing what you said until you say "Final Answer."  That's what happened yesterday, and it's probably going to haunt this guy for a long, long time.  Click here to take a look.

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29May2013
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Farewell to Meredith Vieira: Meredith Quizzes Regis Philbin

All week we're looking back at memorable Millionaire moments as Meredith Vieira prepares to leave the show this Friday.  Don't forget to watch Cedric the Entertainer step into the position this September.  Our next moment steps out of syndication.  One of the bigger events this decade in game show was Who Wants to be a Millionaire's return for ABC during its tenth anniversary.  It gave us some memorable moments, like the first person to ever miss the million dollar question.  The final day gave us the biggest surprise, though.  Click here to watch the moment.

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27May2013
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Farewell to Meredith Vieira: Alan Carver

We're continuing to look back at some of Meredith Vieira's most infamous and memorable moments on Who Wants to be a Millionaire as she finishes her run as host of the syndicated quiz show this Friday.  Don't forget that Cedric the Entertainer will take over as the new host starting this Fall so be sure to support him and keep watching.  We asked you to tell us some of the best moments.  Meredith's true talent shined bright with her interaction with the contestants.  Being the great interviewer she is, Meredith knew how to play to the contestant's strengths and make them both at ease and entertaining for the home audience. Here's one of those great contestants she got to have some fun with: Alan Carver.  Take a look back.

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26May2013
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Farewell to Meredith Vieira: Day One

It's a pretty big week for fans of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  This is the final week of new episodes hosted by current host Meredith Vieira.  Meredith has given away tens of millions of dollars to thousands of contestants over eleven years.  We've repeated it over and over but her contribution to the enduring popularity of the format, and the success of the show around the world, cannot be understated.  A host can make or break a show and there are few better than her.  As we close Meredith's chapter (and the second chapter in the story of US Millionaire) we're very excited to turn the page and start chapter three with new host Cedric the Entertainer coming this September.  I think we'll all learn to love him as much as we do Meredith.  However, all week, we want to celebrate Meredith.  We asked you for some of your favorite Millionaire moments hosted by her and we'll be showcasing them all week.  Before then, though, let's start with the beginning. Click here to look back to Meredith competing on the show.

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