There's never been a better time for a 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' reboot
Byproducts of quarantine: I’m doing P90X workout videos, of all things, to stay healthy, drinking much, much, more, and, like the rest of the world, I’m watching television again.
Since we locked ourselves inside, several US primetime network reality shows have seen as much of a 40 percent jump in ratings.
Suddenly, with American Idol and Survivor in full swing, it’s almost as if we’re living in 2002 again. (Billboard’s number one song that year? Wait for it... “How You Remind Me.”)
Now, we have one more network legend making its triumphant return: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
This Wednesday night, on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel will host a reboot of the early-2000s game-show fixture, over two decades after it first debuted on the network. Instead of average-Joe contestants, celebrities like Will Forte and Eric Stonestreet will battle it out for charity, for what will be the first time the show has been on primetime television since 2009.
Plus, you can download an app to play along, with the potential to win a portion of the prize pot—which sounds perfect for our new, bar trivia-less world.
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