ABC has announced a revival of game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” with the new version hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel will be featured in a special run of episodes featuring celebrity contestants playing for charity. In addition, a new interactive game will allow viewers to play along from home. “Millionaire” is set to premiere on Wednesday, April 8.
The scoop: For the first time in the history of the U.S. franchise, celebrities playing on “Millionaire” can invite a guest in the hot seat 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 for the charity of their choice. Additionally, this special run of shows will be introducing a revolutionary, live, play-along app which will allow America to compete to win the same amount of money that celebrities are playing for on the show.
Celebrities confirmed to appear on this new edition of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” will be announced at a later date.