Who wants to be a millionaire talk show host? Meredith Vieira does…again!
When we last reported on her potential day time talk show, it was far from a certainty, but now we can confirm as of today that NBC and Vieira will be collaborating in the fall of 2014! We're setting our DVRs right now!
The Meredith Vieira Show (how DO they pick these names? LOL) will film in New York City on a set that actually resembles Meredith's home, with her actual furniture and family photos. Oooh we're lovin' the intimacy!
The show will be multi-segmented and center around everyday people, and of course, have celebrity guests. On her experience hosting, Meredith had this to say in a statement:
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Meredith Vieira is leaving the syndicated version of long-running show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? after 11 years as host and two Daytime Emmy awards.
Meredith was first offered the gig by ABC to sweeten her contract deal as co-host of The View.
The decision came at the end of her contract as she has decided to move on to other projects.
Millionaire is already is search of someone to fill her position!!
This marks the end of an era in television!!!
Who do YOU think would make a good replacement?!
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Meredith Vieira is most well known for her time on The View and The Today Show, as well even hosting the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but soon enough, she'll be showing the daytime TV world exactly what she's made of…as a PROSTITUTE!
No, we're not kidding!
Those of you who follow General Hospital may recall that around ten years ago, the journalist made her first appearance on the ABC soap as Bree Flanders, a madam running an upscale call-girl business, and on December 14th, she'll be making her long-awaited return!
Only this time, she's not selling seXXXy timez!
As she explains:
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Holy shiz! It's a real life Slum Dog Millionaire!
27-year-old Sushil Kumar, who makes $120 a month and is from one of the poorest regions in India, the state of Bihar, was the first person to win the $1 million prize on the country's version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - after getting all of the questions correct!
In case this young man isn't inspirational enough for you, Kumar is using the prize to pay off debt and buy a new home for his family!
We'll Jai Ho to that!
Congratulations, Sir! You should be very proud of your wonderful, well-deserved accomplishment!
[Image via AP Images.]
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