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ABC Sidelines 'Millionaire' - Yahoo.com, 5/14/02
ABC Sidelines 'Millionaire'- Yahoo.com, 5/14/02
The ABC television network returns the game show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (news - web sites)," to its roots as a mid-season event show for the Fall 2002 schedule.
QuikQuote:ABC's woes can be traced to an overreliance on "Millionaire," the quiz show hosted by Regis Philbin, that lifted ABC to No. 1 for the 1999-2000 season. While all of the major networks have suffered amid a growing challenge from cable networks, ABC has been hardest hit because of the rapid decline of that game show.
"Millionaire" will return as a special-event program, similar to when it debuted in 1999, in consecutive nightly installments.