FINALISTS FOR "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE," AIRING MONDAY, AUGUST 10
"Ugly Betty" Star Vanessa Williams Guest Stars;
Robby Roseman, the First Person to Lose on the First Question, Also Appears;
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos is the "Ask the Expert" Lifeline
Finalists for ABC's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," airing MONDAY, AUGUST 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), have been selected. Regis Philbin hosts this special two-week, 10th anniversary edition of the ABC Television Network's celebration of the original primetime smash hit in which contestants are vying for the $1 million top prize. "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" will air for 11 nights, Sunday-Thursday at 8:00 p.m., with the finale on SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
Following is the list of finalists who will compete in the "Fastest Finger" rounds to see who will make the Hot Seat:
MONDAY, AUGUST 10
1 .Fred Roberts, Nashville, TN
2. Melissa Mayer, River Ridge, LA
3. Dan Green, Bronx, NY
4. Karl Allis, Denver, CO
5. Bobbie Laguio, Liberty, NY
6. Jeff Birt, Louisville, KY
7. Ron Geltz, Torrance, CA
8. Gabrielle McMahan, Springfield, VA
9. John Zimcosky II, Chicago, IL
10. Michelle Ribeiro, New York, NY
As a special feature, "Ugly Betty" star and recording artist Vanessa Williams will conclude the episode by taking the Hot Seat, hoping to correctly answer a single question worth $50,000 for her favorite charity, The Maria Torres Emerging Artist Project at the Amas Musical Theatre. ABC News' George Stephanopoulos will be the expert for the "Ask the Expert" lifeline.
As the show looks back at memorable moments, Robby Roseman from Las Vegas, who was the first person to lose on the first question, winning nothing, visited (but did not compete) in the August 10 audience. "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. Michael Davies is executive producer. For more information on this show, go to www.abc.com.