via press release:
“DANCING WITH THE STARS” EDITION OF
“MILLIONAIRE” TO AIR MARCH 29 – APRIL 2
Dancing Host Tom Bergeron Sits in as Featured Expert All Week
Dancers and Judges from Hit Reality Show Deliver
Celebrity Questions to “Millionaire” Hot Seat Contestants
NEW YORK (March 18, 2010) – Tune in for the “Dancing with the Stars” Edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” to see host Meredith Vieira cut a rug on the “Millionaire” set. The week-long specialty series will air March 29 – April 2. All week fans of the hit reality show will take to the “Millionaire” hot seat with a chance to walk away with $1-million. In addition to general trivia, contestants will also face questions about the “Dancing with the Stars” series, some of which will feature clips from the ABC show. Check local listings or go to www.millionairetv.com for more information.
“Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron will sit in as the Expert for the “Ask the Expert” lifeline all week and will be available on Skype to offer contestants assistance. Bergeron told contestants in advance that he felt comfortable helping to answer questions about pop culture, history, politics and celebrities, but that his areas of trivia weakness included literature, science and geography.
Meredith Vieira will get assistance delivering trivia questions to the contestants from the professional dancers featured on “Dancing with the Stars.” Celebrity Questions will be asked by professional dancers Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas, Lacey Schwimmer, Chelsie Hightower, Derek Hough and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, as well as judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Hot seat contestants will also face Clip Questions, showcasing clips of memorable dances from celebrity dancers such as Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno, Mario Lopez, Shannon Elizabeth, Helio Castroneves, Melanie Brown and Sabrina Bryan.
At the end of each episode, Meredith Vieira will join the contestants and studio audience for a dance party on the “Millionaire” set, complete with dance music and a dicso ball!
“Dancing with the Stars” returns to ABC Monday, March 22 (8:00 -10:02 p.m., ET) with an all new lineup of stars – including Pamela Anderson, Buzz Aldrin, Kate Gosselin, Evan Lysacek and Shannen Doherty. “Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke, who was crowned the champion of Season Seven.
About “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”:
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, currently is in its eighth season in syndication. The hit game show is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Michael Davies is executive producer. Meredith Vieira and Rich Sirop are co-executive producers. For more information about “Millionaire” go to www.millionairetv.com.