ABC has announced that Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will be returning this summer for a 10th anniversary special event, confirming a January report from TV Week (see related article).
Original host Regis Philbin will be back as host of the show, which will return for an 11-night event Sundays through Thursdays at 8:00pm starting on August 9th. The show will end with a finale on Sunday, August 23rd: “It’s going to be good to be back, 10 years after it all started,” said exec producer Michael Davies.
ABC is only planning for the August run to be a one-time event, but are considering bringing it back on an occasional basis if it does well
The show last aired on ABC’s primetime schedule in 2004, but continues to air as a daytime strip hosted by Meredith Vieira.