Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
- 11 seasons
Beginning 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! Plus, we’re introducing a new lifeline, and the road to a million is going to get a bit shorter.
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!
We’ve made the path to the ultimate game show victory even faster, by eliminating the $50,000 question. With the start of the new season, contestants will have one less hurdle to scale to get to the one million dollar prize!
Millionaire will now be played in two rounds. Round One, consisting of the first ten questions is where we’ve 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 exciting first round of questions, we’re into Round Two where the ultimate goal remains the same – to take home the million dollar grand prize. First, however, 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.
First aired September 3rd, 1999.
- 3 seasons
- Reality TV
One blind spoonful could change everything on ABC’s “The Taste.” This new cooking competition show is literally all about taste. Sixteen competitors, from pro chefs to home cooks, whip up dishes attempting to impress four of the world’s most notable chefs. The catch is all the dishes will be judged in a blind taste test. In this pressure-packed contest, the taste of a single spoonful can catapult a contender to the top or send him packing. “The Taste” features no-holds barred chef Anthony Bourdain, British food star Nigella Lawson, expert chef and author Ludo Lefebvre and restaurateur Brian Malarkey. Each of the four culinary superstars and “Taste” mentors – Bourdain, Lawson, Lefebvre and Malarkey – will coach a team of four competing pro and amateur cooks chosen from a nationwide casting call as they vie to create the best tasting dish.
First aired January 22nd, 2013.
- 8 seasons
Have you ever wondered whether the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Two wives discover that it often isn't when they hand over the keys to their homes and literally switch families ” but not bedrooms ” for two weeks on the new reality show Wife Swap, already a critically-acclaimed smash hit in its third season in the U.K. Wife Swap is not a competition or a contest. It is a reality show unlike any other, where the battlegrounds are the kitchens and living rooms, child-rearing is a subject of intense and heated debate, and the outcome isn't a cash prize, but a couple's opportunity to re-discover why they love each other and decided to marry in the first place. In the first week of the swap, the wives move in with their new family and adopt their very different lifestyle. They agree to follow a manual written by the departing wife that sets out the rules of their new house.
First aired September 26th, 2004.