'MILLIONAIRE LIVE,' A NEW PLAY-ALONG APP WITH CASH PRIZES,
NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AHEAD OF THE PREMIERE OF
ABC'S 'WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,' WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
Kay Adams Is Set to Host the Live App Where Viewers at Home Will
Have the Chance to Win the Same Amount That the Celebrities Won for Charity
"Millionaire Live," an app created as a companion to ABC's celebrity-filled return of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be available for download today ahead of the series premiere on Wednesday, April 8. Kay Adams, who currently serves as host of "Good Morning Football" on the NFL Network, will be hosting the app which offers America the chance to play in a live game beginning five minutes after the end of each episode (ET time). Starting at 11:05 p.m. EDT/8:05 p.m. PDT, on evenings of new episodes of "Millionaire," America will compete to win the same amount that the celebrities won for charity, and the grand prize will be split among all winners in each game. This live, play-along app will be available for download beginning today and will feature three lifelines for competitors at home, including 50/50, Go With The Audience and Double Dip, a lifeline which allows players to choose two answers.
"Millionaire Live," published by Sony Pictures Television Games, is available for download on iOS and Android devices. The app is powered by Monterosa with real-time streaming provided by Phenix. The "Millionaire Live" game for the chance to win a cash prize is open to legal U.S. residents, 18 or older. No purchase is necessary. For official game rules, restrictions and full details on how to play, visit https://sites.sonypictures.com/millionairelive/.
The 20th anniversary event kicks off WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC, with celebrity contestant Eric Stonestreet playing for Building Hope for Autism and Will Forte playing for The Pangea Network.
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is executive produced by Michael Davies, Jimmy Kimmel and Mike Richards. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television's Embassy Row, Kimmelot and Valleycrest Productions Ltd.
About "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"
The iconic game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is based on a Sony Pictures Television format. The multi-award-winning franchise has been adapted in over 120 countries around the world. In addition to the recent U.K. revival hosted by Jeremy Clarkson on ITV, other successful long-running adaptations include "Wer wird Million�r?" (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Germany), where it has continuously aired on RTL with host G�nther Jauch since 1999; "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? India), which first aired in 2000 hosted by Amitabh Bachchan; and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" Australia, hosted by Eddie McGuire, since 1999. The format recently returned to Italy, France, the Netherlands, Argentina, Chile and Croatia, and continues to reach all corners of the globe. "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" has won over 65 awards worldwide, including a BAFTA, an Emmy(R) and seven National Television Awards in the UK.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas "The Good Doctor," "How to Get Away with Murder," "A Million Little Things" and "Station 19"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "American Housewife," "black-ish," "Bless This Mess," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," and "Schooled"; the popular "Summer Fun & Games" programming block, including "Card Sharks," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Holey Moley" and "Press Your Luck"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; "The Bachelor" franchise; long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.'" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards."
ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.
About Embassy Row
Part of Sony Pictures Television, Embassy Row is a television and digital production company, founded by Michael Davies. Mr. Davies was the original Executive Producer of prime time "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," which Embassy Row continues to produce. ER is dedicated to the development and acquisition of original non-scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms in the U.S. and abroad. The bi-coastal company specializes in several genres including talk, games, competition, comedy, factual, food and sports. A pioneer in the areas of brand and social media integration, Embassy Row boasts a portfolio of popular and buzz-worthy series including Emmy(R) Award-nominated and Critics' Choice winning "Watch What Happens Live" for Bravo; "Cutthroat Kitchen" for Food Network; Emmy and Critics' Choice nominated "The Talking Dead" for AMC; Emmy Award-nominated "Good Morning Football" for NFL Network; as well as Jerry Seinfeld's Emmy and Critics' Choice nominated "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" and Emmy Award-nominated comedy special, "Jerry Before Seinfeld" for Netflix.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating 24 wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies in 12 countries, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.