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Thursday October 11, 2007 4:20 pm

Regis Philbin To Host Million Dollar Password

Posted by David Onda Categories: Games, Prime Time, CBS, Talent, Editorial, News,

The password is… Regis!Variety is reporting that has signed on with CBS to host a million-dollar version of the hit ’60s gameshow Password. The new series will be called and will, as the title suggests, offer a million dollar grand prize. Six episodes have been ordered and will begin airing later this season. The show will combine elements of three incarnations of the Password game – Password, Password Plus and, yes, Super Password. But I think we can all agree that any host is better than Burt Convey.

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For those of you who don’t remember what Password is all about, let me refresh your memory. Two teams comprised of an average Joe and an out-of-work celebrity take turns giving their teammate one-word clues in hopes that they can figure out the secret word. This updated version of the game will give the winning team the option of risking their winnings in a million-dollar bonus round. The question on everyone’s mind is, however, what washed-up celebrity will have his/her career temporarily resurrected by this game show? It worked for The Hoff!

Note to CBS Executives: Avoid making the same mistake that was made with Regis’ last million-dollar gameshow – if the show is a hit, don’t put it on every single night of the week. As you may remember, the hugely popular Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (which debuted in 1999) was extended from 1 or 2 days a week to every weeknight which effectively destroyed the show’s novelty. It is true – you can have too much of a good Regis!



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