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Disney/ABC Renews ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ and ‘RightThisMinute’

Game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and viral videos show “RightThisMinute” have been renewed for 2018-2019 on the ABC Owned Television Stations, it was announced today by Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.

Hosted by Chris Harrison and currently in its 16th season in first-run syndication, “Millionaire” continues to be the only game show that offers a $1 million prize to each and every contestant. In the show’s classic ladder format, contestants must answer 14 trivia questions correctly with the aid of three lifelines to win $1 million. Since the show debuted in syndication in 2002, contestants have won more than $95 million.

“RightThisMinute” showcases viral videos and the stories behind today’s hottest clips being shared around the world. Every day, the show’s team of e-journalists scours the internet to curate videos everyone will be talking about, bringing the best digital content to broadcast TV. The 2018-2019 season will mark its eighth year on the air and sixth in national syndication.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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