As first tipped by TV Tonight last month, Eddie McGuire is returning to front Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
The faster-version of the show is based on European variations of the format which drives through more contestants and requires them to lock in answers more quickly.
In its recent pilot it was dubbed Millionaire: Russian Roulette, but the final title is Millionaire Hot Seat.
“It’s the best game show in the history of television, and the hottest movie in the world,” McGuire told the Herald Sun. “Millionaire is back by popular demand, with a twist.
“Never has it been more appropriate to give people a chance to win great money. Millionaire Hot Seat has a quicker format, but the famous drama remains.”
The last time the show aired it was a live to air version, with a “multi-millionaire” prize on offer (Remember? That was the time he fobbed off Viva Laughlin just minutes before its doomed premiere.)
As in the US, the show is hoping to capitalise on the “flavour of the month” with Slumdog Millionaire‘s sweep at the Oscars.
No timeslot or airdate has yet been announced.
Next week Nine is also shooting a new version of Let’s Make a Deal.
Source: Herald Sun