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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (also known as Millionaire ) is an American television game show based upon the British program of the same title , which offers a maximum prize of ,000,000 for correctly answering a series of consecutive multiple choice questions. The program follows the same general premise as its original UK counterpart, and is one of many international variants in the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchise.
Originally, as in the UK edition, contestants were required to correctly answer fifteen questions of increasing difficulty; however, in 2010, the format was modified so that the contestants were faced with ten questions of random difficulty and prize value followed by and a second level of four questions of increasing difficulty referred to as "Classic" Millionaire. Nevertheless, in 2015, the program returned to a more classic version of gameplay, in which contestants will be required to correctly answer fourteen questions of increasing difficulty and fixed value in order to win the million dollar prize.
The original U.S. version aired on ABC from August 16, 1999 to June 27, 2002, and was hosted by Regis Philbin . The current syndicated version of the show began airing on September 16, 2002, and was launched by Meredith Vieira , who remained host for eleven seasons, with her final first-run episode airing on May 31, 2013. In the seasons that followed, Vieira was succeeded by Cedric the Entertainer in the 2013–14 season, Terry Crews in the following season (2014–15), and Chris Harrison in the (2015-present) season.
As the first U.S. network game show to offer a million-dollar top prize, the show made television history by becoming one of the highest-rated game shows in the history of American television. The U.S. Millionaire has gone on to win seven Daytime Emmy Awards , and TV Guide and Game Show Network (GSN) have ranked it #7 and #5 on their respective lists of the 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it #6 in its list of the 60 greatest game shows ever.
There have also been special weeks featuring two or three family members or couples competing as a team, a "Champions Edition" where former big winners returned and split their winnings with their favorite charities, a "Zero Dollar Winner Edition" featuring contestants who previously missed one of the first-tier questions and left with nothing, and a "Tax-Free Edition" in which H&R Block calculated the taxes of winnings to allow contestants to earn stated winnings after taxes, and various theme weeks featuring college students, teachers, brides-to-be, etc. as contestants.  Additionally, the syndicated version once featured an annual "Walk In & Win Week" with contestants who were randomly selected from the audience without having to take the audition test. 
Special weeks have also included shows featuring questions concerning specific topics, such as professional football, celebrity gossip, movies, and pop culture. During a week of episodes in November 2007, to celebrate the 1,000th episode of the syndicated Millionaire , all contestants that week started with ,000 so that they could not leave empty-handed, and only had to answer ten questions to win ,000,000. During that week, twenty home viewers per day also won ,000 each. 
In 2004, Philbin returned to host 12 episodes of a spin-off program titled Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire in which contestants could potentially win ,000,000 .  ABC aired five episodes of this spin-off during the week of February 22, 2004, and an additional seven episodes later that year in May. As usual, contestants had to answer a series of 15 multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty, but the dollar values rose substantially. The questions for Super Millionaire were worth ,000, ,000, ,000, ,000, ,000 (the first safe haven), ,000, ,000, ,000, ,000, 0,000 (the second safe haven), 0,000, ,000,000, ,500,000, ,000,000, and ,000,000 .
Contestants were given the standard three lifelines in place at the time (50:50, Ask the Audience, and Phone-a-Friend) at the beginning of the game. However, after correctly answering the 0,000 question, the contestant earned two additional lifelines: Three Wise Men and Double Dip.  The Three Wise Men lifeline involved a panel of three experts, one of whom was always a former Millionaire contestant and at least one of whom was female. When this lifeline was used, the contestant and panel had 30 seconds to discuss the question and choices before the audio and video feeds were dropped. Double Dip gave a contestant two chances to answer a question. Once used, the contestant must answer the question without using any further lifelines; moreover, if the "first final answer" was incorrect, the contestant could not walk away. If the "second final answer" was also wrong, the contestant left with 0,000.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Millionaire 's U.S. debut, the show returned to ABC primetime for an eleven-night event hosted by Philbin, which aired August 9 to 23, 2009.  The Academy Award -winning movie Slumdog Millionaire and the 2008 economic crisis helped boost interest of renewal of the game show. 
The episodes featured game play based on the previous rule set of the syndicated version (including the rule changes implemented in season seven) but used the Fastest Finger round to select contestants. Various celebrities also made special guest appearances at the end of every episode; each guest played one question for a chance at ,000 for a charity of their choice, being allowed to use any one of the four lifelines in place at the time (Phone-a-Friend, Ask the Audience, Double Dip, and Ask the Expert), but still earned a minimum of ,000 for the charity if they answered the question incorrectly. 
On August 18, 2009, New York City resident Nik Bonaddio appeared on the program, winning 0,000 with the help of the audience and later, Gwen Ifill as his lifelines.  Bonaddio then used the proceeds to start the sports analytics firm numberFire ,  which was sold in September 2015 to FanDuel , a fantasy sports platform.
The finale of the tenth anniversary special, which aired on August 23, 2009, featured Ken Basin, an entertainment lawyer from Los Angeles, CA., who went on to become the first contestant to play a ,000,000 question in the "clock format" era. With a time of 4:39 (45 seconds + 3:54 banked time), Basin was given a question involving President Lyndon Baines Johnson 's fondness for Fresca . Using his one remaining lifeline, Basin asked the audience, which supported his own hunch of Yoo-hoo rather than the correct answer. He decided to answer the question and lost 5,000, becoming the first contestant in the U.S. version to answer a ,000,000 question incorrectly. After Basin finished his run, Vieira appeared on-camera and announced that all remaining Fastest Finger contestants would play with her on the first week of the syndicated version's eighth season.  After this, the million dollar question was not played again on a standard episode until September 25, 2013,  when Josina Reaves became the second U.S. Millionaire contestant to incorrectly answer her ,000,000 question, but only lost ,000 as she used her Jump the Question lifelines on her 0,000 and 0,000 questions. 
Although the syndicated Millionaire had produced two millionaires in its first season, Nancy Christy's May 2003 win was still standing as the most recent when the program began its eighth season in fall of 2009. Deciding that six-plus years had been too long since someone had won the top prize, producers conducted a tournament to find a third million dollar winner.  For the first nine weeks of the 2009–10 season, each episode saw contestants attempt to qualify for what was referred to as the "Tournament of Ten". Contestants were seeded based on how much money they had won, with the biggest winner ranked first and the lowest ranked tenth. Ties were broken based on how much time a contestant had banked when they had walked away from the game. 
The tournament began on the episode aired November 9, 2009, and playing in order from the lowest to the highest seed, tournament contestants played one at a time at the end of that episode and the next nine. The rules were exactly the same as they were for a normal million dollar question under the clock format introduced the season before, except here, the contestants had no lifelines at their disposal. Each contestant received a base time of 45 seconds. For each question they had answered before walking away, the contestants received any unused seconds that were left when they gave their answers. The accumulated total of those unused seconds was then added to the base time to give the contestants their final question time limit. 
Each contestant had the same decision facing them as before, which was whether to attempt to answer the question or walk away with their pre-tournament total intact. Attempting the question and answering incorrectly incurred the same penalty as in regular play, with a reduction of their pre-tournament winnings to ,000. If the question was answered correctly, the player that did so became the tournament leader. If another player after him/her answered correctly, that player assumed the lead and the previous leader kept their pre-tournament winnings. The highest remaining seed to have attempted and correctly answered their question at the end of the tournament on November 20, 2009 would be declared the winner and become the syndicated series' third millionaire. 
The first contestant to attempt to answer the million dollar question was Sam Murray, the tournament's eighth-seeded qualifier. On November 11, Murray was asked approximately how many people had lived on Earth in its history and correctly guessed 100 billion. Murray was still atop the leaderboard entering the November 20 finale as he remained the only contestant to even attempt to answer his or her question. The only person who could defeat him was top seed and 0,000 winner Jehan Shamsid-Deen, who was asked a question regarding the Blorenge , cited as "a rare example of a word that rhymes with orange". Shamsid-Deen considered taking the risk, believing (correctly) that the name belonged to a mountain in Wales . However, she decided that the potential of losing 5,000 did not justify the risk and elected to walk away from the question, giving Murray the win and the million dollar prize. 
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Princess and the power meeting! Eugenie is joined by her proud sister Beatrice as she hosts a conference on ending slavery at UN HQ in New York
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X Factor EXCLUSIVE: Louis Tomlinson REFUSES to vote as he is moved to tears by audition...after reaching out to hopeful through recent struggles
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'I got this wave of resentment': David Spade explains why he cut ties with his father after having a child of his own In his new audiobook
Roseanne Barr claims ABC fired her after BREAKING contract that 'protected her from trouble with tweets' and gave her 24 hours to correct mistakes
Nikki Bella is spotted without her engagement ring at LAX as it appears wedding to John Cena is off again The ongoing drama continues
David Beckham reveals his dramatic new buzz cut as he grabs a smoothie after gym session in Los Angeles
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Dan Osborne shows off faded sleeve tattoo as star continues laser surgery treatment in a bid to kickstart his acting career amid marriage woes
Alessandra Ambrosio soaks up the sun in bikini as she splashes around surf during family vacation
Ginnifer Goodwin looks lovely in white tiered frock with pale green trim at jewelry launch in LA The actress, 40, lent her star power to the launch
Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy keep hustling as Gallagher family returns in trailer for Shameless The pair took on new challenges in a trailer
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Heidi Klum's ex-boyfriend Vito Schnabel with female pal in France as girlfriend Amber Heard remains in LA Dapper
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EastEnders SPOILER: Sharon Mitchell 'set for AFFAIR with toyboy Keanu Taylor that leaves her marriage to Phil in tatters'
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Roseanne Barr says she feels forgiven for her tweet about Valerie Jarrett and has 'never felt more love and support than I do now' Forgiven
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Love Island SPOILER: Jack asks Dani a BIG question to take their relationship to the 'next level' (despite not even having her mobile number)
Selena Gomez knocks 0,000 off price of Texas mansion after it fails to find a buyer at .999M
Kourtney Kardashian looks chic in floral off-the-shoulder dress while running errands in Los Angeles
Emily Ratajkowski drives her fans wild as she sashays in TINY plunging bikini while listening to Drake... after going TOPLESS on Miami break
Kevin Connolly splits from British socialite Francesca Dutton after one year of dating
Helena Christensen, 49, reveals she still feels 'uncool' next to her teenage son Mingus... as she admits she doesn't want to be defined by her age
Mission Impeccable! Tom is in total cruise control in his most dazzling quest yet in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, says BRIAN VINER
Heather Graham puts her cleavage on display in floral frock for TCA Summer Press Tour
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Sir Ian McKellen puts on a powerful performance as King Lear as he's joined by pal Sir Patrick Stewart for star-studded after party
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Davies originally considered reviving CBS 's long-lost quiz show The ,000 Question for a new era, with a new home on ABC.  However, this effort's development was limited as when the producer heard that the British Millionaire was about to make its debut, he got his friends and family members in the UK to record the show, and subsequently ended up receiving about eight FedEx packages from different family members, each containing a copy of Millionaire 's first episode. Davies was so captivated by everything that he had seen and heard, from host Chris Tarrant 's intimate involvement with the contestant to the show's lighting system and music tracks, that he chose to abandon his work on the ,000 Question revival in favor of introducing Millionaire to American airwaves, convinced that it would become extraordinarily popular. 
With few exceptions, any legal resident of the United States who is 18 years of age or older has the potential of becoming a contestant through Millionaire 's audition process. Those ineligible include employees, immediate family or household members, and close acquaintances of SPE, Disney, or any of their respective affiliates or subsidiaries; television stations that broadcast the syndicated version; or any advertising agency or other firm or entity engaged in the production, administration, or judging of the show. Also ineligible are current candidates for political office and individuals who have appeared on a different game show outside of cable that has been broadcast within the past year, is intended to be broadcast within the next year, or played the main game on any of the U.S. versions of Millionaire itself. 
Potential contestants of the original primetime version had to compete in a telephone contest which had them dial a toll-free number and answer three questions by putting objects or events in order. Callers had ten seconds to enter the order on a keypad, with any incorrect answer ending the game/call. The 10,000 to 20,000 candidates who answered all three questions correctly were selected into a random drawing in which approximately 300 contestants competed for ten spots on the show using the same phone quiz method. [note 2] Accommodations for contestants outside the New York City area included round trip airfare (or other transportation) and hotel accommodations.
The syndicated Millionaire also conducts open casting calls in various locations across the United States to search for potential contestants. These are held in late spring or early summer, with all dates and locations posted on the show's official website. The producers make no guarantee on how many applicants will be tested at each particular venue;  however, the show will not test any more than 2,500 individuals per audition day. 
In cases when the show features themed episodes with two people playing as a team, auditions for these episodes' contestants are announced on the show's website. Both members of the team must pass the written test and the audition interview successfully in order to be considered for selection. If only one member of the team passes, he or she is placed into the contestant pool alone and must continue the audition process as an individual in order to proceed. 
Originally, the U.S. Millionaire carried over the musical score from the British version, composed by father-and-son duo Keith and Matthew Strachan . Unlike older game show musical scores, Millionaire 's musical score was created to feature music playing almost throughout the entire show. The Strachans' main Millionaire theme song took some inspiration from the "Mars" movement of Gustav Holst 's The Planets ,  and their question cues from the ,000 to the ,000/,000 level, and then from the ,000/,000 level onwards, took the pitch up a semitone for each subsequent question, in order to increase tension as the contestant progressed through the game.  On GSN's Gameshow Hall of Fame special, the narrator described the Strachan tracks as "mimicking the sound of a beating heart," and stated that as the contestant worked their way up the money ladder, the music was "perfectly in tune with their ever-increasing pulse." 
The original Millionaire musical score holds the distinction of being the only game show soundtrack to be acknowledged by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers , as the Strachans were honored with numerous ASCAP awards for their work, the earliest of them awarded in 2000.  The original music cues were given minor rearrangements for the clock format in 2008; for example, the question cues were synced to the "ticking" sounds of the game clock. Even later, the Strachan score was removed from the U.S. version altogether for the introduction of the shuffle format in 2010, in favor of a new musical score with cues written by Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams, co-founders of the Los Angeles-based company Ah2 Music . 
The U.S. Millionaire 's basic set is a direct adaptation of the British version's set design, which was conceived by Andy Walmsley . Paul Smith's original licensing agreement for the U.S. Millionaire required that the show's set design, along with all other elements of the show's on-air presentation (musical score, lighting system, host's wardrobe, etc.), adhere faithfully to the way in which they were presented in the British version; this same licensing agreement applied to all other international versions of the show, making Walmsley's Millionaire set design the most reproduced scenic design in television history.  The original version of the U.S. Millionaire 's set cost 0,000 to construct.  The U.S. Millionaire 's production design is handled by George Allison, whose predecessors have included David Weller and Jim Fenhagen. 
The lighting system is programmed to darken the set as the contestant progresses further into the game. There are also spotlights situated at the bottom of the set area that zoom down on the contestant when they answer a major question; to increase the visibility of the light beams emitted by such spotlights, oil is vaporized, creating a haze effect. Media scholar Dr. Robert Thompson , a professor at Syracuse University , stated that the show's lighting system made the contestant feel as though they were outside of prison when an escape was in progress. 
When the shuffle format was introduced, the Hot Seats and corresponding monitors were replaced with a single podium, and as a result, the contestant and host stand throughout the game and are also able to walk around the stage.  Also, two video screens were installed–one that displays the current question in play, and another that displays the contestant's cumulative total and progress during the game. In September 2012, the redesigned set was improved with a modernized look and feel, in order to take into account the show's transition to high-definition broadcasting , which had just come about the previous year. The two video screens were replaced with two larger ones, having twice as many projectors as the previous screens had; the previous contestant podium was replaced with a new one; and light-emitting diode (LED) technology was integrated into the lighting system to give the lights more vivid colors and the set and gameplay experience a more intimate feel. 
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