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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? [EPISODE CHANGE]
Air Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#8010) "Episode 8010"
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FINALISTS FOR "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE," AIRING THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

NBA Six-Time All-Star and Two-Time MVP Steve Nash Guest Stars; NPR's Mo Rocca is on the "Ask the Expert" Lifeline

"Episode 8010" -- Finalists for ABC's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," airing THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 (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:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
1. Alyssa Gon´┐Żalves, San Diego, CA
2. Ken Graham, Encino, CA
3. Jacqueline Adamson, Lanham, MDv 4. Nathan Farrington, Dublin OH
5. Liz Schuller, Portsmouth, VA
6. Thom Bonafede, Fonda, NY
7. Connie Ford, Hanover Park, IL
8. Joe Romano, San Diego, CA
9. Paula Hall, West Bloomfield, MI
10. Jim Robinson, Columbus, MS

As a special feature, NBA six-time All-Star and two-time MVP Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns will conclude the episode by taking the Hot Seat, hoping to correctly answer a single question worth $50,000 for his favorite charity, the Steve Nash Foundation. NPR's Mo Rocca will be the expert on the "Ask the Expert" lifeline.

"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.

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