May 23, 2020

ABC has announced that Who Wants to Be a Millionaire has been renewed for the 2020-2021 season. It will be the game show's second season in its current iteration, which sees celebrity contestants trying to win up to $1,000,000 for charity.

Based on a British format, the series started out back in 1999 on ABC and became an instant hit, airing in prime time to audiences that flocked to the program. It was a flagship on the network for multiple seasons until it eventually wore out its welcome. Its prime time format was cancelled and the show moved over to syndication, where it had a successful 17-year run until being cancelled in 2019.

But less than a year later, ABC decided it wanted back in the game, ordering a new prime time edition hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. It's not clear whether next season will retain the current format with celebrities or whether it will return to having regular contestants.