FINALISTS FOR "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE," AIRING MONDAY, AUGUST 17
Patricia Heaton, Star of ABC's New Comedy "The Middle," Guest Stars;
Brian Fodera, the Second Person to Lose on the First Question, Also Appears;
Bestselling Author Jodi Picoult is on the "Ask the Expert" Lifeline
"Episode 8007" -- Finalists for ABC's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," airing MONDAY, AUGUST 17 (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).
Finalists who'll compete in the Fastest Finger rounds to see who will make the Hot Seat:
MONDAY, AUGUST 17
1. Stephanie Weaver, Houston, TX
2. Patrick Marino, Holland, MI
3. Joyce Sidlosky, Canton, CT
4. Alan Garcia, Brandon, FL
5. Rosemary McGinnis, Burke, VA
6. Matt Schultz, Princeton Junction, NJ
7. Lee-Ann Whitlock, Little Rock, AR
8. Greg Linwood, Des Plaines, IL
9. Jennifer Kiesel, Aurora, CO
10. Erwin Escobar, Levittown, NY
As a special feature, Patricia Heaton, the star of ABC's new comedy "The Middle," will conclude the episode by taking the Hot Seat, hoping to correctly answer a single question worth $50,000 for her favorite charities, the Westside Pregnancy Clinic and Lighthouse Medical Missions. Bestselling author Jodi Picoult ("Handle with Care") will be the expert on the "Ask the Expert" lifeline.
As the show looks back at memorable moments, Brian Fodera from Los Angeles, who was the second contestant to lose on the first question, winning nothing, visited (but did not compete) in the August 17 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.