Who wants to be a millionaire? Apparently, a lot of people, because the long-running ABC-owned gameshow is coming back for another season!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire has been renewed for a 17th season on ABC-owned stations, which is big news. The fact that the game show—which you guessed it, you can win a million dollars on—has actually been around for 16 seasons is reason enough to celebrate, but going into season 17, that’s impressive.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is hosted by Chris Harrison, aka The Bachelor’s longtime host, and after all these years it’s still the only game show with so much money available for contestants to win each episode. The publication noted that since the series began syndication back in 2002 (its first-ever episode was in 1999), contestants have won over $95 million, which is just insane.
ABC also revealed that their show RightThisMinute, which focuses on viral videos, has also been renewed for another season. Its 2018-2019 season will mark the eighth season for the show that really is all about the viral video trend that has taken over, well, everything.
Both reality series are now secured for new episodes through 2019, and it’s something we might just want to phone a friend about, or possibly poll the audience about, because it’s really exciting news. Although, actually going on Millionaire and coming out victorious would be more exciting, but watching others win is fun too.
Check your local listings or MillionaireTV.com to watch Who Wants to Be A Millionaire (with new episodes on weekdays).
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