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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Show Summary
The US version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire TV show began in 1999 and copied the original British TV show of the same name. The US show has seen a variety of taping locations and hosts. The show is a game show format where contestants answer general knowledge questions, with an ever increasing prize format, similar to the $64,000 Question TV show format from the 1950's. The show also features some interesting lifelines when the contestant is stumped on a particular question with options such as "Phone a Friend", "50/50" and "Ask the audience" To get to the million dollars, contestants must answer fifteen multiple choice questions. The show was switched from Network Television to a syndicated cable TV show in 2002.
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You can order free tickets to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Please check today's free tv show ticket list to see the availability. The show is taped in the Connecticut Film Center at 300 Stillwater Avenue Stamford, CT
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Terry Crews
  Who Wants To Be A Millionaire now tapes five times more shows than it did when it was a weekly network TV show back in its heyday, but Millionaire hasn't actually given out a Million dollars since 2009. Even prior to this current drought, there was a previous six year drought, between 2003 and 2009, with no-one walking off the set with the Million dollar check. By all counts, there is a lopsided list of winners with nine of the last twelve million dollar winners that were all in the original network show, which was prior to 2001, back when Regis Philbin was the host.

Despite the odds of winning the million dollars is now extremely remote, the WWTBAM TV show is still a great deal of fun to see and be a contestant on. The warm-up team gets the crowd going and soft drinks and snacks are supplied that keep the audience and contestants invigorated and energized. The show is shot in Stamford, Connecticut - so it may be less-than-ideal for New Yorkers, but it is easily reachable via Metro North train and then a short cab ride to the studio. The producers shoot five shows a day and keep the production moving, interesting and entertaining.
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Terry Crews - Who wants to be a millionaire   Terry Crews 2014 - Current Host
With a less-than-illustrious start in the TV industry, Terry Crews is an actor and TV personality who had a former career as a football player for the LA Rams and retired with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is best known for starring in TV shows like Everybody Hates Chris and Are We There Yet? and appearances in movies like White ChicksBridesmaids, Terminator Salvation and Malibu's Most Wanted. His very first TV show was a wrestling show named Battle Dome produced by the WCW in which he appeared as the wrestler/character named T-Money. His next big break was a character in the Training Day movie starring Denzel Washington and since he didnt look back as his career skyrocketed.

Mr Crews joined the Who Wants To Be Millionaire franchise after Cedric The Entertainer quit in 2014. He is scheduled to record one hundred and fifty shows in the 2014 season.
Building on the critical success of Cedric The Entertainer on the show, Mr Crews draws in a new demographic that enjoys his humor and celebrity on this long-running game show. Initial reports on viewership and critical review are positive and it remains to be seen if TV execs bring him back for the 2015 season as they have optioned Mr Crews for that season if the Nielsen numbers are favorable.
         
Regis Philbin on Who Wants To Be Millionaire - 1st Host   Meredith Vieira on Who Wants To Be Millionaire - 2nd Host   Cedric The Entertainer on Who Wants To Be Millionaire
         
Regis Philbin 1999-2002
Regis was picked as the host to bring the US version to network television back in 1999. The show used the same format used in the British version and their host Chris Tarrant. All the details of the US show were a direct copy of the British show, including art, music,bumpers, camera angles, show format and the prime time transmission slot. The only real difference between the shows was the type of questions used and an increase in commercial breaks. Philbin took the show to record viewing numbers and ultimately saved ABC from being relegated to number four network channel in the US. Regis's popularity grew and when ABC decided to cash-in the brand by syndicating the show and making the show a daily occurrence ion TV instead of keeping it the once-a-week format, Philbin saw the writing on the wall and quit.
  Meredith Vieira 2002-2013
Meredith Vieira ushered in the show from a weekly network TV production into a daily syndicated TV show and public interest and viewership was maintained for a while, but execs at ABC ultimately damaged a successful brand by over-exposing the show to TV viewers, who eventually turned off in droves. The show made the questions harder and gave away less money to contestants. Meredith Vieira burned the candle at both ends by hosting this show at the same time she also co-hosted such NBC shows as Dateline NBC and Rock Center. An Emmy Award nominee, Vieira is best-known as a longtime co-host of the Barbara Walters TV show The View, and prior to that she worked on 60 Minutes. After The View made her a TV star, Vieira became a co-host of the top-rated Today show on NBC.
  Cedric "The Entertainer" 2013 - 2014
Millionaire changed things up a bit by bringing in popular Tv and touring comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" Cedric became the host of the hit series after his agent persuaded producers to put some humor back into the show, after all, Meredith Vieira was seen as being a little dry and lacked charm and witty dialog with show contestants.When the show announced that it was moving to Stamford, Connecticut to reduce production costs and gain valuable tax credits, CTE expressed his displeasure and indicated that he wasn't interested in the commute to the new studio location, especially given that he had roots in Los Angeles and New York City was already a stretch for him. CTE's one season party at Who Wants To Be A Millionaire ended despite his daytime viewing numbers being reasonable and favorable reviews.
         
         
         
Connecticut Film Center   How to get to the studio from NYC   Millionaire Taping Days
         
TV Studio:
Connecticut Film Center
300 Stillwater Avenue
Stamford, CT
06902
(The show moved to Stamford in June 2014.)
Main studio telephone: 203-348-2500

Previous TV Studio Taping Locations:

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has previously been taped at two other Locations including the Metropolis Studios at 105 East 106th Street and The ABC Television Center - East Coast on West 67th Street, both in New York City.
How To Get To The Studio From NYC:
The easiest way to get to the studio from NYC is to take Metro North from Grand Central (45 min's) and take a cab from Stamford station to the Connecticut Film Center. It's about a seven minute cab ride and the cost is about $15. The taxi stand is just outside the train station next to the parking garage and is busy 24 hours a day.

Entrance To The Studio:
The entrance to the TV studio is through the main entrance of the CFC building at 300 Stillwater Avenue.
When Does This Show Tape:
The show tapes practically every day during their taping season. They tape five shows a day and have both morning and afternoon sessions that begin at 10AM and 2PM.

The taping can last up to eight hours with a 1 hour lunch break where lunch is provided by the production company.

Number of Performances: 5 shows are taped per taping day. This show tapes from June - October.
       
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Free tickets to be in the audience of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire TV Show. No transportation to the studio is provided. You can request tickets from:
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In the world of New York TV show tapings, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire is rare in that it allows potential viewers to also be potential contestants.

Offered at each taping or in advance of the show, auditions give members of the public the chance to prove that they should be part of the show. It's a great deal overall - get into a TV show taping for free, and maybe leave with a million dollars. Just don't forget to pay the taxes on your winnings.
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  Previous Million Dollar Winners
John Carpenter 19-Nov-99
Dan Blonsky 18-Jan-00
Joe Trela 23-Mar-00
Bob House 13-Jun-00
Kim Hunt 6-Jul-00
David Goodman 11-Jul-00
Kevin Olmstead 10-Apr-01
Bernie Cullen 15-Apr-01
Ed Toutant 7-Sep-01
Kevin Smith 18-Feb-03
Nancy Christy 9-May-03
Sam Murray 20-Nov-09
         
Terry Crews - Host   Noteworthy Dates For The Show   Who wants to be a millionaire - previous hosts
         
Cast Members:
Terry Crews- Host

Transmission Time:
In the New York area
Millionaire is transmitted at 2:00 PM and repeated at 1:00 AM on ABC channel 7. In other TV markets the channel and the transmission time may vary.
  Noteworthy Dates for this TV Show
The network TV version ran from 8/16/99 to 6/27/02
The syndicated version ran from 9/16/02 to present.
Feb 2001 - Disney's Hollywood Studios introduces Who Wants To Be A Millionaire attraction.
June 2012 - GSN received rights to air reruns of the show from the first three seasons 1999 to 2002.
April 2006 - Million dollar prize, however wuite remote,, is converted to annuity payments over 25 years.
  Millionaire Previous Hosts:
Regis Philbin 1999-2002
Meredith Vieira 2002-2013
Cedric "The Entertainer" 2013 - 2014

Current Host on the Show:
Terry Crews 2014 - Current
         
Millionaire Director   TV Studio Stage   TV Show Genre
         
Director:
Rich DiPirro

Executive Producers:

James Rowley
Michael Burberry
Steven Knight

Production:
Disney-ABC Domestic Television

Composer:

Mark T. Williams
  Staff and Creative Team:

Original Creators:
David Briggs
Mike Whitehill
Steven Knight

Show Duration:
Each Millionaire show takes about ninety minutes hours to tape for the thirty minute show that is transmitted.
  Genre:
Daytime TV game show.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Syndication:

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
TV show is syndicated to the domestic United States. The show is also broadcasted in Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands.

Foreign Markets:
The show is not sold to foreign markets as each country has their own version of the show.
         
Connecticut Film Center Parking  
Parking For This TV Studio:
The Connecticut Film Center in Stamford, Connecticut is situated on approximately 7.5 acres of land with 350 parking spaces, which is ample free parking for the TV studio audience for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire TV show.
Driving Directions To The Studio From NYC:
Use the FDR, West Side Highway or I278 to get to I95 North.
Take I-95 N to Baxter Avenue at Stamford. Take exit 6 then turn onto West Avenue then turn onto Stillwater Avenue.
Public Transportation:
See the section above marked "How To Get To The Studio From NYC"

 

 
 
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