May 3, 2024

ABC announced today that Who Wants to Be a Millionaire has been renewed for a new season this summer. The game show will be coming back to the network's prime time lineup to celebrate its 25th anniversary beginning July 10.

Based on a British format, the series started out back in 1999 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.

Less than a year later, ABC decided it wanted back in the game, ordering a new prime time edition hosted by Jimmy Kimmel that aired in 2020 and 2021. Kimmel will be back for the new season, which for the first time will see two celebrity contestants play together with the hope of winning $1 million for the charity of their choice.