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‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ and ‘Right This Minute’ Renewed for 2017-18

Both First-Run Strips Confirmed for One Additional Season

First-run strips “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and “Right This Minutes,” both from Disney/ABC Television Distribution, have been renewed on the ABC owned stations for next season. The news comes just days before the annual National Television Program Executives (NATPE) conference in Miami.

Currently hosted by “The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” based on the former primetime game show, debuted in daytime syndication on Sept. 16, 2002. “Right This Minute,” which showcases a broad mix of viral videos trending online as well as caught-on-tape footage of stories in the news, is now in season five.

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Written by Marc Berman

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Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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