'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' returns to TV with Jimmy Kimmel as host

“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” is returning to primetime, and it will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

The eight episodes of the new Millionaire will feature celebrity contestants playing for charity. A new interactive game app will allow viewers at home to play alongside the celebrities and win the same amount of money the celebrities are playing for on the show.Contestants will be announced at a later date.

“Regis came to me in a dream, asked me to do this and promised my own line of neckties if I did. I had little choice but to say yes,” Kimmel said Wednesday in a statement.

“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, debuted in 1999.  The show was originally hosted by Regis Philbin,  followed by Meredith Vieira, Chris Harrison, Cedric the Entertainer, and Terry Crews.

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