History Series / WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire

16th Oct '17 8:20:21 PM oknazevad
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TV GameShow, originating in the UnitedKingdom (where it had been hosted since its inception by Chris Tarrant, until he left in 2014) in 1998 and now sold to multiple countries. [[Creator/JasperCarrott Celador]], its former production company, claims that the format has been aired in 100 countries worldwide. Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira were the American hosts on Creator/{{ABC}} and in syndication, respectively. In early 2013, Vieira announced her departure from the show; Cedric the Entertainer succeeded her on 2 September 2013, and Terry Crews succeeded him in September 2014. Chris Harrison took over in 2015.

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TV GameShow, originating in the UnitedKingdom in 1998 (where it had been hosted since its inception by Chris Tarrant, until he left in 2014) in 1998 and now sold to multiple countries. [[Creator/JasperCarrott Celador]], its former production company, claims that the format has been aired in 100 countries worldwide. Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira were the American hosts on Creator/{{ABC}} and in syndication, respectively. In early 2013, Vieira announced her departure from the show; Cedric the Entertainer succeeded her on 2 September 2013, and Terry Crews succeeded him in September 2014. Chris Harrison took over in 2015.
4th Oct '17 1:09:17 PM FluttershyWelcome
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* FlawlessVictory: John Carpenter's run to a million dollars was done without any help whatsoever. When he gets to the million dollar question, he uses his Phone-A-Friend lifeline to call his dad not for help, but to tell him that he's about to win a million dollars.

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* FlawlessVictory: John Carpenter's run to a million dollars was done without any help whatsoever.whatsoever (no lifelines). When he gets to the million dollar question, he uses his Phone-A-Friend lifeline to call his dad not for help, but to tell him that he's about to win a million dollars.
4th Oct '17 1:07:46 PM FluttershyWelcome
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* FlawlessVictory: John Carpenter's run to a million dollars was done without any help whatsoever. When he gets to the million dollar question, he uses his Phone-A-Friend lifeline to call his dad not for help, but to tell him that he's about to win a million dollars.
13th Sep '17 10:22:08 AM Twentington
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TV GameShow, originating in the UnitedKingdom (where it had been hosted since its inception by Chris Tarrant, until he left in 2014) in 1998 and now sold to multiple countries. [[Creator/JasperCarrott Celador]], its former production company, claims that the format has been aired in 100 countries worldwide. Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira were the American hosts on Creator/{{ABC}} and in syndication, respectively. In early 2013, Vieira announced her departure from the show; Cedric the Entertainer succeeded her on 2 September 2013, and Terry Crews succeeded him in September 2014. Chris Harrison hosted the 2015 season, and is remaining for the 2016 season.

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TV GameShow, originating in the UnitedKingdom (where it had been hosted since its inception by Chris Tarrant, until he left in 2014) in 1998 and now sold to multiple countries. [[Creator/JasperCarrott Celador]], its former production company, claims that the format has been aired in 100 countries worldwide. Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira were the American hosts on Creator/{{ABC}} and in syndication, respectively. In early 2013, Vieira announced her departure from the show; Cedric the Entertainer succeeded her on 2 September 2013, and Terry Crews succeeded him in September 2014. Chris Harrison hosted the 2015 season, and is remaining for the 2016 season.
took over in 2015.
4th Aug '17 12:44:08 AM jameygamer
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** It was still quite a run. No one else has answered 14 straight questions under the pressure of the clock, and he didn't need the help of the Tournament of Ten to get there. And we still haven't seen a legitimate Millionaire since 2004, not including the Tournament.
4th Aug '17 12:31:41 AM jameygamer
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* "'''Jump the Question'''": Used only on the new shuffle format implemented on the American version in September 2010, the player skips to the next question and does not earn its resulting payout (the payout goes out of play in the first round (the shuffle round) and the question value is merely passed up in the second round (Classic Millionaire)). The Jumps are useless on the $1,000,000 question since it's the last question on the ladder. A contestant received two jumps up until the 2014-15 season. The remaining Jump was removed in the 2015-16 season when the Shuffle format was discontinued and the show returned to the "classic" format.

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* "'''Jump the Question'''": Used only on the new shuffle format implemented on the American version in September 2010, the player skips to the next question and does not earn its resulting payout (the payout goes out of play in the first round (the shuffle round) and the question value is merely passed up in the second round (Classic Millionaire)). The Jumps are useless on the $1,000,000 question since it's the last question on the ladder. A contestant received two jumps Jumps up until the 2014-15 season.season, when one was removed and replaced with the Plus One. The remaining Jump was removed in the 2015-16 season when the Shuffle format was discontinued and the show returned to the "classic" format.



* "'''+1'''": Replaces the second jump in the 2014-15 season. Allows a player to call down a friend that came with them from the audience to help them out on a question--basically, a mix of Ask The Expert and Phone-A-Friend.

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* "'''+1'''": Replaces the second jump Jump in the 2014-15 season. Allows a player to call down a friend that came with them from the audience to help them out on a question--basically, a mix of Ask The Expert and Phone-A-Friend.
4th Aug '17 12:29:17 AM jameygamer
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* "'''Crystal Ball'''": Allows the contestant to reveal the cash value of one question in the shuffled portion of the game. It first appeared during the 2012 Halloween Week episodes in America, and returned several times throughout the rest of the Shuffle format. The lifeline is only good for the first 9 questions out of 14, as the player would know the value of the last shuffled question and the final four questions are set amounts; if the Crystal Ball was not used prior to Question 9, it was removed automatically for the last 5 questions.

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* "'''Crystal Ball'''": Allows the contestant to reveal the cash value of one question in the shuffled portion of the game. It first appeared during the 2012 Halloween Week episodes in America, and returned several times throughout the rest of the Shuffle format. The lifeline is only good for the first 9 questions out of 14, as the player would know the value of the last shuffled question and the final four questions are set amounts; if the Crystal Ball was not used prior to Question 9, 10, it was removed automatically for the last 5 questions.
4th Aug '17 12:27:13 AM jameygamer
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* "'''Jump the Question'''": Used only on the new shuffle format implemented on the American version in September 2010, the player skips to the next question and does not earn its resulting payout (the payout goes out of play in the first round (the shuffle round) and the question value is merely passed up in the second round (Classic Millionaire)). A contestant received two jumps up until the 2014-15 season. The remaining Jump was removed in the 2015-16 season when the Shuffle format was discontinued and the show returned to the "classic" format.

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* "'''Jump the Question'''": Used only on the new shuffle format implemented on the American version in September 2010, the player skips to the next question and does not earn its resulting payout (the payout goes out of play in the first round (the shuffle round) and the question value is merely passed up in the second round (Classic Millionaire)). The Jumps are useless on the $1,000,000 question since it's the last question on the ladder. A contestant received two jumps up until the 2014-15 season. The remaining Jump was removed in the 2015-16 season when the Shuffle format was discontinued and the show returned to the "classic" format.
26th Jul '17 4:25:48 PM fruitstripegum
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* NonStandardGameOver: In the American version's clock format, running out of time normally meant you automatically walked with whatever you had, unless you were in the midst of a Double Dip, which treated running out of time as a wrong answer because of the inability to walk away.


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* NonStandardGameOver: In the American version's clock format, running out of time normally meant you automatically walked with whatever you had, unless you were in the midst of a Double Dip, which treated running out of time as a wrong answer because of the inability to walk away.
20th Jul '17 11:12:52 PM jameygamer
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* "'''Switch The Question'''": Allowed contestants to change a question that baffled them for a new question of the same value. Only available in special episodes of the UK version, but permitted for all contestants on the American version from 2004 to 2008, provided the player answered the tenth question (then reduced to $25,000 from $32,000) correctly. Any lifelines that are used on the question before the switch do not carry over to the replacement question. It was removed when the show moved on to the Timed format, but it returned for the special kids games in the revival of the Classic format, now known as '''Cut The Question'''.

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* "'''Switch The Question'''": Allowed contestants to change a question that baffled them for a new question of the same value. Only available in special episodes of the UK version, but permitted for all contestants on the American version from 2004 to 2008, provided the player answered the tenth question (then reduced to $25,000 from $32,000) correctly. Any lifelines that are used on the question before the switch do not carry over to the replacement question. It was removed when the show moved on to the Timed format, but it returned for the special kids games in the revival of the Classic format, now known as '''Cut "'''Cut The Question'''.Question'''".
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