‘Millionaire’ not locked in for Eddie

By David Knox on April 14, 2009 / Filed Under Programming 16

wwtbam21Strange movement from Nine today with an amendment that indicates Eddie McGuire’s new 5:30pm show is now just dubbed Hot Seat.

So cancel all previous variants including Millionaire Hot Seat and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Hot Seat (which was the official title).

It’s a bit odd given half the publicity machine had already been churning with the “M” word in the title. Even hereĀ  in a promo clip it’s branded as Millionaire Hot Seat.

The show, however it will eventuate, starts next Monday at 5:30pm. Lock it in, Eddie.

16 Comments »

  1. franz chong April 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm -

    well given the way Nine’s 7pm offerings have been fairing since Temptation ended in 2009 They should dump garbage like 2.5 men or Big Bang Theory and put this on in it’s place while they figure out what to do for something after News and Current Affair.5:30pm can go back to Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes Cartoons like what we had back in the eighties.

  2. David Knox July 12, 2009 at 6:57 pm -

    Good point but that wouldn’t make the question wrong. If ‘some’ women could vote after 1902 then that would still make the answer correct. Only wrong if it asked “all women…”

  3. Mike July 12, 2009 at 2:52 pm -

    A concern about a question asked last week – women in Australia could vote after which year. Answer 1902 – But Aboriginal women were not counted as Australian citizens until after 1967 and therefore could not vote. None of your alternative answers to this question could be correct, and yet the contestant was eliminated.

  4. David Knox July 10, 2009 at 10:12 am -

    Shirley it’s not my competition line. I’m not Channel Nine. If you want some real action you will need to contact the network. Good luck!

  5. Shirley Mason July 10, 2009 at 10:09 am -

    I have been calling your “Competition Line” phone number since Eddie”s Hot Seat ad was aired a few minutes after 9am this morning, only to be advised “Thank you for Calling. This competition is currently closed”. Why then are you not advising your viewers to call between whatever hours your lines are open?!

  6. josh April 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm -

    i dont want the new game show millionaire to be axed it must go on longer

  7. peter April 16, 2009 at 1:36 pm -

    I’ve seen a e-mail in the last day asking for audience members in the e-mail it is still referred to Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Hot Seat. Even promotions in Nine can’t get in right.

  8. Paul April 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm -

    Oh goodie, now they can create a catchy theme to it… much like Hot Streak.

    Hot Hot Hot….. Hot Hot Hot… Streak

    It’s sad that i still remember it :P

  9. Richard H April 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm -

    i think its because no one is going to win a million dollars isn’t it? :)
    lol

  10. Kuttsywood April 14, 2009 at 8:00 pm -

    Any chance we’ll get another change, to “Eddie’s here, watch 9!”…

  11. Gerrard April 14, 2009 at 7:55 pm -

    That’s weird, because in the ads, they show clips of the Hot Seat, and the logo on the set clearly says “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Hot Seat.” maybe the official title will be this, but they will just call it Hot Seat as a shortened version.

    Like Deal or No Deal is simply called Deal, and The Today Show is also called Today. Everybody Loves Raymond is called RAymond etc.

  12. Patrick April 14, 2009 at 7:34 pm -

    Wasn’t the whole point in the first place to capitalise on the Slumdog Milionaire craze which had Who Wants To Be A Millionaire as its centrepiece??

    Hot Seat is a very dreary title – and why have it when the set, host and everything else screams Millionaire??

    Ch 9 have done some very strange things this year, and this one is Bizarre….

  13. Kirk April 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm -

    I kinda think it’s a smart move. Introduce it as a “Millionaire” style show, but then rename it. After all, the last version of “Millionaire” that was on weeknights for a couple weeks didn’t do so well I believe. So people will know it’s Millionaire-style, but that it strays from the “Millionaire” style enough to convince people who strayed from the show to give it another chance.

    if that makes any sense lol, it does to me!

  14. Leon April 14, 2009 at 7:17 pm -

    Ch9 havent learned since they ruined wheel of fortune..
    They’re about to ruin Millionaire in Australia.. Whats next!!

  15. Benno April 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm -

    Was the word ‘millionaire’ in the title really going to make that much of a negative difference?

  16. Dino April 14, 2009 at 5:49 pm -

    lol, what a stupid move. They’ve just been churning out Millionaire: Hot Seat promos, then change it at the last minute.

    Very Unnecesary

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