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New Series "Secret Millionaire" Premieres Sunday, March 6 on ABC
The newcomer will take over for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which then returns on April 17.

[via press release from ABC]


"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Will Return with Original Episodes on Sunday, April 17

"Secret Millionaire," the one-hour alternative series that follows some of America's most successful, self-made business people on a once-in-a-lifetime journey -- as they spend a week in the country's poorest areas and ultimately gift unsung community heroes with hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money -- will premiere SUNDAY, MARCH 6 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will return to its regular time period with original episodes on SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

Based on the hit UK series of the same name, each episode of "Secret Millionaire" follows one of America's most successful business people for one week as they leave behind the comforts of home and their true identities to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the country. Assuming new identities and living in local housing on welfare-level wages, their mission is to discover the most deserving individuals within the community who continually sacrifice everything to help those in need, and ultimately encourage others to do the same. Throughout this incredible, life-changing experience, the Secret Millionaires come face to face with extraordinary people who put their own needs aside for the sake of others. At the end of the Secret Millionaires' journeys, in an emotional and dramatic climax, they reveal their true identities and donate their own money to these community activists, changing lives forever and encouraging others to keep giving back.

"Secret Millionaire" is executive-produced by Grant Mansfield, Natalka Znak, Claire O'Donohoe and Leslie Garvin. Paul Osborne is co-executive producer. The series is a Zodiak USA Production.

About Zodiak USA

Zodiak USA is the North American operation for Zodiak Media Group, one of the world's leading creators, producers and distributors of content for TV, radio, new media and cinema. Previously RDF USA, Zodiak USA's credits include "Wife Swap" (ABC), "Secret Millionaire" (ABC), "Hardcore Pawn" (truTV), "All Worked Up" (truTV), "The Boss is Coming to Dinner" (NBC) and the syndicated version of "Don't Forget the Lyrics" (20th Television, VH1, MyNetworkTV). Zodiak Media consists of 45 production companies with a presence in 17 countries, including the U.S., the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. The Group also incorporates an international distribution business based in London and Paris whose catalogue boasts over 10,000 hours of content.

  [december 2010]  


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