Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Contestants use their wits to win $1,000,000 by correctly answering 15 consecutive trivia questions on a broad range of topics that increase in difficulty as well as dollar value. As the questions become increasingly difficult, the contestant can utilize up to three unique "lifelines" -- Ask the Audience, 50/50 and Phone-A-Friend -- to help them. An incorrect answer ends the game, but if they can provide 15 correct "final answers," they'll walk away a millionaire!
Vieira joined Millionaire in 2002. Today, with over 1,000 episodes, she is the most prolific female game show host in TV history, helming more episodes than any other woman. In 2005, she took home the Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host for Millionaire. Vieira helped launch ABC Daytime's "The View" in 1997. She spent nine years as co-host of the critically acclaimed "Chatfest." In 2006, she joined NBC News' "Today" as co-anchor. Vieira is a frequent contributor to several charitable foundations. Currently she serves on the board for the NY chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and she has received many awards for her involvement with charities such as The Safe Horizon Champion Award, Woman of the Year by City of Hope, Mother of the Year Award from The Pajama Program, and she has also been honored by the Anti-Defamation League. Vieira lives with her family in New York.
Best known as the exuberant co-host of the talk show, "Live with Regis and Kelly," Philbin is the face to which millions of Americans wake up to every morning. An icon in TV broadcasting, Philbin first stepped in front of the camera over 40 years ago. Since then, he has taken on talk shows, game shows, and the literary world. Recently, Philbin broke the Guinness World Record for Most Hours on Camera, setting a new mark of 16,100 hours accumulated over his career. Throughout his career, Philbin has received multiple awards such as a TV Guide Award as Personality of the Year, Broadcasting & Cable Lifetime Achievement Award, an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Philbin sat in the host seat on Millionaire from 1999-2002. For his work on the show, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host. Besides being a beloved TV personality, Philbin has a passion for singing and is also an author of two books. Philbin and his wife, Joy, live in NY.