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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 

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Contestants use audience input, elimination of multiple choice options, and help from a friend to answer trivia questions for an escalating tier of cash prizes.
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Series cast summary:
Meredith Vieira ...  Herself - Host 735 episodes, 2002-2018
Chris Harrison ...  Himself - Host 700 episodes, 2015-2019
Terry Crews ...  Himself - Host 177 episodes, 2014-2018
Cedric the Entertainer ...  Himself - Host 175 episodes, 2013-2014
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Correctly answering 14 multiple-choice questions could net contestants $1 million on a half-hour quiz show that's had a long run since its adaptation from the Brit show with the same name. Its format has evolved, but the basics remain: Answer trivia questions to win what could be very big bucks. Safety nets along the way guarantee sums that can't be lost once a contestant reaches certain thresholds -- and players can quit any time, but going for the million carries the risk of losing hundreds of thousands with one wrong answer. Contestants get "lifelines" to help reach the top. Written by Jwelch5742

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16 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Millionaire See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Trivia

After one whole season, Cedric the Entertainer left the show after Season 12 ended due to his busy schedule in his career. As of Season 13, actor Terry Crews took Cedric's place as host. See more »

Quotes

Meredith Vieira - Host: You know the rules, you know the lifelines, are you ready? Let's play.
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Version of Die Millionenshow: Die Promi Millionenshow (2008) See more »

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Should be renamed Who Wants to be a Five Thousandaire.
30 January 2019 | by SashaDabinskiSee all my reviews

Seems to me that more and more contestants are leaving with $5,000. There needs to be another guaranteed level between $5,000 and $50,000.


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