Disney’s veteran syndicated game show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, will end its run after this season, a spokesperson confirmed Friday. While it’s unclear whether Millionaire is being canceled to make room for Disney’s new one-hour talker, Tamron Hall, the ABC owned stations need to juggle an hour of syndicated programming to accommodate the new show.
The game show and the viral video showcase are greenlit by the ABC Owned Television Stations for the 2018-19 season.
Disney/ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? will move production from Stamford, Conn., to Las Vegas for next season, the company announced today. The syndicated daytime game show — distributed by Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution — will take up residence at Bally’s Las Vegas where it will be taped before a live audience, the […]
Live is good through 2019-20 on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, while Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is extended through 2016-17 on the majority of ABC Owned Stations.
Producers and distributors are hard at work revamping and tweaking magazines, game shows and talkers to improve ratings come September. Nothing’s off limits, including sets, hosts, formats and staff. Case in point: Access Hollywood, which is getting a new set behind those doors.
The star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will succeed Terry Crews on the Disney-ABC syndicated game show.
The first two days of the news season with Terry Crews at the helm average a 1.0 rating/3 share in metered market households.
The actor will take over for Cedric the Entertainer on the Disney-ABC syndicated game beginning this fall.
Cedric The Entertainer is leaving Disney-ABC’s syndicated game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire after a season as a host. There is no replacement yet though Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva says that Terry Crews is in line for the job. Cedric cited his busy schedule and the show’s move to Connecticut for the decision.
The new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Disney-ABC’s new host game show, Cedric “The Entertainer,” has been hitting the promotion circuit in advance of the show’s Sept. 2 debut. His goal is to broaden Millionaire’s reach. “We’ll go out and get a nice slice of America, younger contestants, but all walks of life from all parts of the country,” he says.
This fall the comedian will replace Meredith Vieira, who launched the weekday version of the game show in 2002 and remained host for 11 seasons.
The hot rumor at NATPE is that Disney-ABC is close to announcing that comedian, actor and director Cedric the Entertainer (Cedric Kyles) has been tapped to replace Meredith Vieira as host of its syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Disney-ABC would say only that it will comment when it has her successor in place.
The former Today show host and two-time Emmy winner as best game show host said Thursday she’s leaving for other ventures including more work at NBC News.
The ruling Monday by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found no issues with a $319 million verdict over profits from the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and rejected Walt Disney Co.’s request for a new trial.
A federal judge issues a ruling that upholds the July verdict that Disney and its ABC and Buena Vista Television subsidiaries cheated producer Celador International out of millions by cutting sweetheart deals to bring Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to America.