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Kimmel to Host Prime Time Revival of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

Kimmel to Host Prime Time Revival of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' Photo: Copyright 2017 ABC Inc./Randy Holmes

The Associated Press and ABC-TV
Updated: January 08, 2020 03:23 PM

Jimmy Kimmel is going to help celebrities help their favorite charities.

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He’s hosting a prime-time edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with stars as the contestants and winnings earmarked for their causes of choice. It will debut this spring on ABC, with the celebrity contestants yet to be announced.

ABC said Tuesday that an interactive element will let viewers play along for a cash prize that matches what stars are playing for on the show.

Michael Davies, who was the show's original executive producer, is returning to run the series.

"My professional career has been inextricably linked with Jimmy’s since the days of ‘Win Ben Stein’s Money,’ and he was one of the first-ever celebrity contestants on ‘Millionaire’ in its original run. I can’t wait to work with him on this dynamic new version of the show that changed my life and the fortunes of so many who benefitted from and simply loved the game," Davies said in a news release.

The revival will air shortly after the 20th anniversary of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” which debuted on ABC’s evening schedule in January 2000. The version with Kimmel will debut April 8, the same night as the series finale of "Modern Family."

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