'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about return of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel-hosted game show

The new season is ready to air soon and will feature a mix of celebs and frontline heroes trying to win $1M dollars


                            'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about return of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel-hosted game show
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'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' returned to TV as a limited series earlier this year to commemorate 20 years of the show being on the air. The episodes featured a slew of celebrities including Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Jane Fonda, etc vying for the $1 million prize money to donate to their choice of charity. A new season of the show is about to start airing soon, featuring a mix of celebrities and frontline heroes and here's all you should know about it. 

Release Date

'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' will start airing Sunday, October 18, at 9 pm ET only on ABC. 

Plot

According to ABC's press release, this season will be quite similar to the one that aired earlier this March. Jimmy Kimmel will assume the role of the host and sitting opposite him on the hot seat will be a mix of both celebrity contestants playing for the charity of their choice as well as frontline heroes trying their hand at a $1 million prize. Just like the special edition in March, contestants in the new season, in addition to lifelines, "Ask the Host," "50:50" and "Phone a Friend," will also be able to invite an expert guest to help them answer questions. It could be a relative, a beloved teacher, or a famed trivia expert -- anyone they want -- to help them win as much money as they can. 

Host 

Late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the new season of 'Millionaire'. Apart from hosting, he'll also be an executive producing the season.

Creators

'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' is executive produced by Michael Davies along with Jimmy Kimmel. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television's Embassy Row, Kimmelot and Valleycrest Productions Ltd. The iconic game show is a Sony Pictures Television format that has been adapted in over 120 countries and has won over 65 awards worldwide.

Trailer

There is no trailer yet for the new season of 'Millionaire'. MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) will update this article once it's released. 

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