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game show from the United States
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
|Released||16 August 1999|
|Awards||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show|
|Country of origin||United States of America|
About Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire burst onto the television scene in 1999, captivating audiences with its high-stakes trivia and charismatic host, Regis Philbin. The show quickly became a cultural phenomenon, drawing in millions of viewers each week and spawning countless imitators and parodies.
At the heart of the show's success was its simple yet addictive format: contestants answered a series of increasingly difficult multiple-choice questions, with each correct answer earning them more money. The ultimate goal was to reach the million-dollar question, which could be a life-changing sum for the lucky winner.
But it wasn't just the money that kept viewers tuning in week after week. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was also a masterclass in tension and drama, with contestants sweating under the bright lights and Philbin's gentle prodding as they deliberated over their answers. And who could forget the iconic lifelines, like "Phone a Friend" and "Ask the Audience," which added an extra layer of excitement and unpredictability to the proceedings?
Despite its initial success, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire eventually fell out of favor with audiences and was cancelled in 2002. However, its impact on the television landscape cannot be overstated. The show paved the way for other game shows like Deal or No Deal and Jeopardy!, and its influence can still be felt in the world of reality TV today.
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