via press release:
“WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE” CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF “GENERAL HOSPITAL”
“General Hospital” Stars Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson Win BIG Money on “Millionaire” April 1 & 2
Exclusive Soap Scene Featuring Hughes, Thompson and Meredith Vieira To Debut on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” April 1
Surprise In-Studio Appearance by Another “GH” Fan Favorite
NEW YORK (MARCH 25, 2013) – “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with host Meredith Vieira will help to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ABC’s hit drama “General Hospital,” featuring Finola Hughes (“Anna Devane”) and Jason Thompson (“Dr. Patrick Drake”) as contestants on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2. The “Millionaire” episodes will coincide with “General Hospital’s” 50th anniversary on April 1 (2pm on ABC).
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” airs weekdays. Check local listings for time and channel of or go to http://www.millionairetv.com.
Hughes and Thompson brought the drama of Port Charles to the set of “Millionaire” and filmed a soap-inspired scene with Vieira. The scene will be broadcast in its entirety on Monday, April 1 on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Tune in to see Meredith Vieira show off her acting chops in a playful scene that involves negligees and martinis and ends with a dramatic slap across the face!
“General Hospital” superfans were able to sit in the studio audience for the “Millionaire” tapings and were treated to a surprise set visit by another “General Hospital” fan favorite. Tune in on Monday, April 1 to find out who dropped in to wish Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson good luck on the show!
Hughes and Thompson will play “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” as a two-person team and will donate their winnings to The Art of Elysium (http://www.theartofelysium.org/), a non-profit organization that works closely with actors, artists and musicians, encouraging them to volunteer their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions.
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” is in its 11th season in national syndication. Every weekday, contestants are given the extraordinary chance to win life-changing money by answering entertaining pop culture and general knowledge trivia questions. 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. With its fresh and fun new format, the randomization of the questions ensures that no two games are alike and that each path to $1-million is unique and unpredictable. “Millionaire” is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Rich Sirop is the executive producer. Visit “Millionaire’s” website at: http://www.millionairetv.com