Friday, May 13, 2016

Chris wants you

Millionaire is holding auditions for next season. Which is something of a surprise to lots of people, who figured that Millionaire would never see a new season.

The show is not prospering. It's taken up residence in the basement of the syndie game show ratings. Still, it's not far behind Celebrity Name Game, which is said to be some kind of a hit. At least Craig Ferguson keeps getting Daytime Emmys.

My personal opinion is that Chris Harrison deserves an award for restoring order to the show. After a couple of misguided efforts to find the next Steve Harvey, Chris has brought a nice gravity to the tough quizzer. Going back to the classic money tree has also helped.

Trouble is, timeslot downgrades have hit the show hard. But could a new syndie do any better? The mortality rate among rookies is scary in the syndie world. Maybe Millionaire will keep on keeping on for a few more seasons.

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