Gygnell has changed plans for a nightly Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Instead, Nine will air a live 90 minute Monday edition of Millionaire from 7pm, with a whopping $5M on offer, and Temptation will remain in the slot from Tuesday to Friday. Thank goodness for that! Viewers can win $10,000.
Gyngell has been having plenty of long, one on one chats with key network people during his brief visit from LA, taking ideas, advice and opinion on the network. Bravo! Hopefully he has heard that Eddie five nights a week is an unwise move. As I have said before McGuire is very good at what he does, but everything in moderation please. For now he is also still too closely associated with a period Nine needs to put behind it. Reiterating that five nights a week would have been peculiar.
Temptation still has legs, as does 1 vs 100. As long as its not on air when Millionaire is too.
Viewers will have more than five million reasons to tune into Channel Nine from October 22.
Australia’s richest quiz show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, will see contestants play for up to $5 million dollars in a mega 90-minute live and interactive format starting 7.00pm on Monday, October 22. Then from Tuesday to Friday, Ed Phillips and Livinia Nixon will showcase a battle of knowledge on Temptation.
The new Who Wants To Be A Millionaire will deliver all the drama it’s famous for live from the Channel Nine studios. Viewers will also have the chance to be amongst the winners with $10,000 up for grabs each week. The home winner will be announced at the end of each night’s program.
“This is the most exciting show for me to come back on air with. I really enjoy Millionaire and to up the anti with $5 million is great news,” said host Eddie McGuire. “It’s one of the most successful game shows in history – and it’s loved by millions of Australians. I am so thrilled that it’s going to be live.”
In the studio, Eddie will bring his innate ability to create suspenseful television into lounge rooms around the country as Australia’s top-rating quiz show presents everyday people with a golden opportunity to become instantly rich and follow in the footsteps of the only two million-dollar winners to date – Rob Fulton (October 2005) and Martin Flood (November 2005).
Faced with a series of questions with multiple-choice answers, contestants have to correctly answer consecutive questions in order to experience the exhilaration of winning the massive five million-dollar prize pool.
To help contestants along the way there will be FOUR “lifelines” which they can call on to nudge a step closer to $1 million – Phone A Friend, 50/50, Ask the Audience, and a new one called Switch. The Switch option comes into play when contestants have answered 10 questions correctly and from then on will have the option to switching any of the following proposed questions to receive a new one.