'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' Celebrates Halloween With an Added "Crystal Ball" Lifeline, A Spooky Set Makeover and a Contestant in Drag

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October 24th, 2012

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“WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE” CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN

WITH AN ADDED “CRYSTAL BALL” LIFELINE, A SPOOKY SET MAKEOVER

AND A CONTESTANT IN DRAG, DRESSED AS... MEREDITH VIEIRA!

 

 

OCTOBER 24, 2012 (NEW YORK) -- “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” will air Halloween-themed shows all next week (October 29 - November 2), including a special episode on Wednesday, October 31 featuring host Meredith Vieira dressed as a cat and contestant Jason Hoffman dressed in drag as…. “Meredith Vieira,” complete with a pink dress, blonde wig and high heels!

 

“Millionaire” airs weekdays. Check local listings or go to http://www.millionairetv.com for time and channel.

 

All week, contestants will have an additional lifeline called “Crystal Ball” which enables them to see the monetary value of a question before answering it. Traditional lifelines also get a Halloween makeover, as “Ask the Audience” becomes “Pick the Audience’s Brain” and “Jump the Question” becomes “Bat the Question Away.” The holiday-themed lifeline names and icons were chosen by “Millionaire’s” Facebook fans.

 

The “Millionaire” set got a spooky makeover for the Halloween episode airing on October 31, including a “Millionaire” graveyard with tombstones, pumpkins, skulls and rats, all under the haze of an eerie fog!

 

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with host Meredith Vieira currently is in its 11th season.  Vieira has hosted the daytime version of “Millionaire” since the show debuted in 2002.  Throughout her ten seasons on the show, Vieira has hosted over 1,800 episodes and handed out more than $70 million

in winnings to Millionaire contestants.  As America’s richest game show, “Millionaire” continues to be the only game show to offer a $1-million prize to each and every contestant.  Each weekday, contestants are given the extraordinary chance to turn their lives around and win $1-million by answering 14 general knowledge trivia questions.  “Millionaire” is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.  Rich Sirop is the executive producer.

 
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