Saturday nights are now bigger and more exciting as primetime TV rivalry comes to a bottleneck with TV5’s launching of the unrivalled international top-rating game show franchise of all time, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, hosted by entertainment master, Vic Sotto, as the show once again takes hold of its throne on Philippine TV starting May 23, Saturday.
Based on the original British format, contestants coming from all over the country will compete to get on the “hot seat” to which the ascent to the seven-digit jackpot begins by answering 15 multiple-choice questions correctly. Traditionally, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? is a general knowledge game show that sets off challenges, suspense, and a 1 Million cash prize. But as it lands on TV5, the show escalates it to a P2,000,000 jackpot prize, turning the contestants eager and excited as the questions eventually turn into higher levels of difficulty.
Keeping loyal to its original format, contestants are provided “Lifelines” in the form of ‘Ask the Audience’ at which the audience key in their answers, ‘50/50’ wherein two wrong answers are eliminated from the choices, and the ‘Phone a Friend’ option.
Interested contestants all over the country are given the chance to win millions by just simply typing in “MILLION (space) Name” to 2910 on their mobile phones, wherein an automated reply will be sent to the subscriber for the next steps.
Aside from the game show’s exciting format and crisp mechanics that has been tried and tested yet still is undoubtedly novel, Vic Sotto as Who Wants to be a Millionaire? game show master and as the latest addition to the TV5 family is already something to watch out for. The no. 1 most popular and biggest game show paralleled with the “bossing” of all game shows make it an unmistakeably major player in the weekend primetime TV scene.
On its pilot episode, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? will be brimming with celebrities who want to relive the millionaire dream. Other game shows will usually feature only one or two celebrities as contestants, but to welcome the comeback of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? on Philippine TV, it will be a star-studded premiere with celebrities Ara Mina, Polo Ravales, Assunta de Rossi, Rafael Rosel, Manilyn Reynes, Jay Manalo, Megan Young, Gladys Reyes, Nadia Montenego and Mo Twister—all vying to get on the “hot seat” and go face to face with Bossing Vic.
Find out who among these celebrities gets to increase the “money tree” and gets a chance to go home a millionaire on the pilot episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, starting off the Weekend Winners primetime belt and shaking your Saturdays every 6 p.m., only on TV5.