“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” (Syndicated)
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,” based on a program originally aired in Britain, has made more than a dozen contestants members of the seven-figure club since it first aired in 1999 during prime time on ABC. Over its long tenure, “Millionaire’s” lists of hosts has included Regis Philbin, Meredith Vieira and current host Chris Harrison, of “Bachelor” fame.
The show’s format has also evolved over the years, although it has always employed multiple-choice questions that increase in difficulty with each round. Contestants have the opportunity to tap a handful of “lifelines” to help them when they’re stumped. They also have the option to walk away with their winnings, rather than risk losing a bundle by missing a question in a later round.