FINALISTS FOR "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE," AIRING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
Rapper Snoop Dogg Guest Stars;
Memorable Contestant Dan Doody Also Appears;
Game Show Legend Ken Jennings is on the "Ask the Expert" Lifeline
"Episode 8009" -- Finalists for ABC's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," airing WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 (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:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
1. Donald Leake, Pennington, NJ
2. Richard Mason, Santa Monica, CA
3. Patty Bain Bachner, Great Falls, VA
4. Scott Six, Los Altos, CA
5. Chris Maslowski, Hamden, CT
6. Michael Sivertz, Center Moriches, NY
7. Terri Pfahler, Upland, CA
8. Megan Toth, Farmingdale, NY
9. Charles Patton, Saxapahaw, NC
10. Jenni McKay, Wesley Chapel, FL
As a special feature, rapper Snoop Dogg will conclude the episode by taking the Hot Seat, hoping to correctly answer a single question worth $50,000 for his favorite charity, Snoop Dogg Youth Football League. Game show legend Ken Jennings will be the expert on the "Ask the Expert" lifeline.
As the show looks back at memorable moments, Dan Doody from Seattle, whom Regis nicknamed "Doody" and who won $1,000, visited (but did not compete) in the August 19 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.