I love to watch trivia type game shows on TV. If there is one thing that stands out about me is that I know a little about a lot of things. Or as my husband and I often refer to it as “useless information”. Most people might think its silly or useless but you never know when someone might need to know the answer to something. Or you might end up on a game show some day, in which case you’d wish you knew a little about a lot of things.
This September one of the popular trivia game shows, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” enters into its 13th season. Wow! I can’t believe the show has been on the air for that long. I still remember when Regis Philbin hosted the show. Now its hosted by Meredith Vieira.
Beginning with the first episode of the new season which aired yesterday, September 13th, 2010, the new season of Millionaire is going to be a real game-changer! From the very first question, you’ll see more strategy, more unpredictability and more excitement. They are also introducing a new “lifeline” and making it a lot faster to reach the million dollar mark.
Basically it’s the same great “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” with a few new twists and turns that will add even more risk, reward and fun.
This season contestants can go from $0 to $1,000,000 in just 14 questions. They have eliminated the $50,000 question. With the start of the new season, contestants will have one less hurdle to scale to reach to the one million dollar prize.
Millionaire will now be played in two rounds.
Round One will consist of the first ten questions. This is where they made some big changes to game play. For those questions, both difficulty and dollar values are now randomized to create greater drama, risk and reward for both contestants and viewers. Now, the first question of the game could be worth as much as $25,000, and quite possibly paired with the easiest question of the day.
There’s an added bonus to these first ten randomized questions – the dollars are cumulative, enabling contestants to make bigger money, faster.
Once a contestant gets past the first round of questions, they enter into Round Two where the ultimate goal remains the same – to take home the million dollar grand prize. The contestants will still face the $100,000, $250,000 and $500,000 questions.
With winnings of this magnitude, Millionaire remains the richest game show on television.
To learn more or to check local listings please visit www.millionairetv.com.
To get you excited about the new season of Millionaire I have a Millionaire related giveaway for a lucky She Scribes reader. The winner will receive a $50 gift card and Millionaire related products (tee shirt, pen, mug & calculator). The prize package is valued at $80.00.
Since I love trivia and “useless information” (ha ha) I’m going to make the entry fun for everyone.
To enter please leave a comment for EITHER of these options:
1. Ask me a trivia question. It will give me something do to during my down time.
2. Tell me something interesting (aka “useless information”). You know what I mean, “Did you know that…”.
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This giveaway is open to US residents and will end on September 23, 2010 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be contacted via e-amil and will have three days to reply with a name and mailing address (no PO Box) or a new winner will be chosen.
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*I was not compensated in any way for this post. I posted this for the benefit and enjoyment of my site readers.