FINALISTS FOR THE FINALE OF "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,"
AIRING SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
A Special Surprise Guest Will Be Featured;
Nancy Christy, the First Woman to Win a Million Dollars on the Show, Also Appears;
Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is on the "Ask the Expert" Lifeline
"Episode 8011" -- Finalists for the finale of ABC's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," airing SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 (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.
Finalists who'll compete in the Fastest Finger rounds to see who will make the Hot Seat:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
1. Ken Basin, Los Angeles, CA
2. Brian Peterkin, Brooklyn, NY
3. Kazia MacLeod, San Diego, CA
4. Alan Carver, Federal Way, WA
5. London Pfahler, Upland, CA
6. Matt Sittel, Bellevue, NE
7. Will Capp, Tampa, FL
8. Melissa Brown, Syracuse, NY
9. Russell Carmon, Bryan, TX
10. Karen Geddeis, Elmhurst, IL
There will be a special surprise guest star who will appear at the conclusion of the episode. Bill Nye, the Science Guy, will be the expert on the "Ask the Expert" lifeline.
As the show looks back at memorable moments, Nancy Christy of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the first woman to win $1 million on the show, which happened on the show's syndicated version, visited (but did not compete) in the August 23 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-PG parental guideline. For more information, go to www.abc.com.