Friday, June 30, 2017

You want to be a millionaire?

As you probably know, Millionaire has found a home in Las Vegas.

Now the show wants Vegas residents to try for the million. Or I should say the quarter-million, which has become the show's de facto top prize. Millionaire will hold open tryouts at Bally's throughout July. The show will tape episodes for the new season at the same time. The showrunners also want "energetic audience members" for the tapings.

I'd be plenty energetic to get into the cool air and out of the July heat. The linked story says the current temp in Sin City is 107°, which makes my home DFW area feel Alaskan.

Millionaire has hung in there with decent ratings in the latest season. Better time slots in some markets and Chris Harrison's steady hand as host have aided the cause. (Harrison recently helped get Bachelor in Paradise through some nasty publicity about a drunken hookup.) As the linked story notes, the show is taping in a new 48,000-sq-ft facility at Caesar's Entertainment Studio.

How did Julius Caesar get to be so popular in Vegas, anyway? I've always wondered how that happened.

3 comments:

  1. Harrisons always prompting and flauunnttiinnnggg... worse than Reeg... it gets soooo oldddd!!! smarmy much Chris??

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  2. Harrison saved the show from doom. Sure he hasn't boosted the ratings like Steve on Family Feud, but he still revived a nearly dead show. Glad to see Millionaire still alive and kicking.

    Non related, but apparently Idiotest is moving to Wednesday after EmoGenius now.

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    1. "Harrison saved the show from doom. Sure he hasn't boosted the ratings like Steve on Family Feud, but he still revived a nearly dead show."

      Though it helps that "WWTBAM?" finally ditched the Shuffle format and went back to the standard (thankfully Clock-less) one.

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