Man, I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the original, primetime version of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, hosted by Regis Philbin, aired. (And 10 years later it still bothers me that they don’t end the title with a question mark.) Although a version of the show has continued in syndication with host Meredith Vieira, it doesn’t have quite the same panache without Regis. But that is changing this summer.
To celebrate the show’s anniversary, ABC is creating new Regis-hosted shows for primetime in a special two-week event this August. So phone your friends and let them know that the special episodes premiere Aug. 9 and air for 11 nights, Sunday-Thursday, with the finale on Aug. 23.
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