'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' returning for its 10th anniversary: Yay (final answer)!

ABC announced this afternoon that it’s bringing back the Regis Philbin-hosted, primetime version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for a 10th anniversary two-week run. Just as we suspected!

Starting Sunday, Aug. 9, ABC will air 11 episodes of its veteran quiz series, and given the other primetime game show options, this is a shockingly pleasant step in the right direction. Plus…this is still one of my all-time favorite game show moments:

Okay, PopWatchers, are you going to be phoning a friend to tell them? Or are you running for the hills, final answer?

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  • aps

    This is still an enjoyable show in syndication. plus i still catch the regular version on gsn occasionally. good stuff. I’ll definitely be tuning in.
    by the way, that was a really awesome moment in the show. what a way to win and announce to everyone that he knew the answer and was going to be the first big winner!!

  • EntertainmentBlogger

    I’m happy for this brief return. I hope they use “fastest fingers” to get to the hot seat. That part I liked and is not part of syndicated version.


  • EntertainmentBlogger

    I’m happy for this brief return!
    I hope they bring back the “fastest fingers” part to pick who goes in hot seat. I miss that.


  • TorontoTom

    REEGE is the king! Welcome back, big boy.

  • jen

    10th anniversary? original host? SWEET, i’ll watch. it’ll take me back in time a little bit… remember when Millionaire was such a big pop culture phenomenon? and we were all still livin it up 90s style?

  • Sassy

    I don’t think I will be watching if Regis is the host. I loved it when Meredith took over but I hate the show now. They took all the fun out of it months ago. Sorry but will be running for the hills on this one.

  • Deb

    Cool, a game show where people succeed or fail based on their knowledge rather than debasing themselves !

  • legnayram

    I’d go on if Anil Kapoor was the host…

  • jcpdiesel21

    I’m happy that this show will return, even if it’s only for a limited run. I still enjoy the reruns with either host on GSN, although I prefer Regis. Meredith isn’t nearly as fun of a host.

  • Kaiulani

    This show is so 10 years ago. If it wasn’t for Slumdog, no one whould care about it’s anniversary.

  • ronnieboy

    About time Regis came back…can’t deal with Meredith.

  • Adam

    I’m waiting to count how many Slumdog references they make


  • Matt

    Echhhh. More Regis is the LAST thing ANYONE needs.

  • Horrible Clip

    If theres one thing I hate about YouTube its when people film their tv with a handheld video camera and post it….ever heard of a tripod?

  • Ken Nambu

    Thank goodness. I stopped watching this when Viera took over. She’s awful…like a wooden Al Gore.
    GO REGIS!!!

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