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[04/18/05 - 12:00 AM]
GSN Renews and Expands Its 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' Inventory and Acquires 'Super Millionaire' Series

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Renews and Expands Its 'WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE' Inventory and Acquires 'SUPER MILLIONAIRE' Series

'SUPER MILLIONAIRE' Joins GSN's Prime Time Schedule Sunday, May 1

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18 -- Based on the successful ratings of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, GSN, the network for games, is renewing its deal with Buena Vista Television to be the home of the Regis Philbin-hosted episodes of the series and is licensing over 100 more episodes. Additionally, the network is acquiring the popular sweeps-stunted series SUPER MILLIONAIRE where the stakes are upped to $10 million. SUPER MILLIONAIRE, hosted by Philbin, will premiere on the network Sunday, May 1 in its regular weekly time period at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The announcements were made today by Ian Valentine, Senior Vice President of Programming at GSN.

"When the story of television in this decade is written, the phenomena of 'WHO WANTS TO BE MILLIONAIRE' and Regis Philbin will be credited as the catalyst for drastic change. That's why night after night a tremendous amount of viewers tune in to watch WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE on GSN," said Valentine. "We want to reward this loyal following with even more episodes of the spectacularly successful program. Also, adding SUPER MILLIONAIRE is just another way for us to reward our loyal viewers."

Since joining the network in October 2003, WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE has been GSN's prime time anchor delivering solid ratings in the network's target advertising demographic of Adults 25-54. The format of the Emmy Award- winning series awards contestants answering a series of questions with an ever-increasing jackpot up to $1 million. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE will continue to air weeknights and Saturdays at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

As with the original version, SUPER MILLIONAIRE features contestants answering multiple choice questions for cash. In this super-sized edition, the dollar value for the first answer begins at $1,000 and escalates to the final question worth $10,000,000. SUPER MILLIONAIRE will air on GSN on Sundays at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE and SUPER MILLIONAIRE are produced by the Emmy Award-winning production team from Valleycrest Productions Ltd. Michael Davies, Leigh Hampton and Paul Smith are the executive producers.

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries, alternative sports programs and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 100 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching 56 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

-GSN-

SOURCE GSN
Web Site: http://www.gsn.com http://corp.gsn.com





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