FINALISTS FOR "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE," AIRING TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
"The View's" Co-Host Sherri Shepherd Guest Stars;
Kevin Olmstead, the Show's Biggest Winner of Over $2 Million, Also Appears;
CNN's Wolf Blitzer is the "Ask the Expert" Lifeline
"Episode 8003" -- Finalists for ABC's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," airing TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 (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, Sun.-Thurs. 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:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
1. Kellie Wilko, Layton, UT
2. Mike Pulcini, Fairport, NY
3. Anthony Sloan, Washington, DC
4. Dina Grassi, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
5. Brian Slope, Berlin, PA
6. Jessica Pliner, San Francisco, CA
7. Kim Burress, Dover, FL
8. Don Farrell, Franklin, TN
9. Jillian Elliot, Indianapolis, IN
10. Max Nussenbaum, Newton, MA
As a special feature, "The View's" Sherri Shepherd will conclude the episode by taking the Hot Seat, hoping to correctly answer a single question worth $50,000 for her favorite charity, the March of Dimes. CNN's Wolf Blitzer ("The Situation Room") is the expert on the "Ask the Expert" lifeline.
As the show looks back at memorable moments, Kevin Olmstead from Ann Arbor, Michigan, the show's biggest winner with an escalating jackpot totaling $2.18 million, visited (but did not compete) in the August 11 audience. "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. Michael Davies is executive producer. The program is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. It carries a TV-G parental guideline. For more information, go to www.abc.com.