The game show will be back for a 22nd season.
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.
Great news on show day!!! In addition to having three more new episodes this season, #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire with @JimmyKimmel is coming back for Season 2! 💰👏 pic.twitter.com/aQvBkClcth— Millionaire TV (@MillionaireTV) May 21, 2020
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