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Ok, this show has gotten so milquetoast that there are no comments on particular episodes but I did want to say that I originally thought I was going to root for Elham who was first introduced yesterday. She is an accomplished lady and has a vibrant personality. Then my bubble burst when she told the outrageous story that she was grabbed around the neck (and shoulder?) by a baboon at a zoo when she ducked under the guardrail at her sister's prodding to get a better pic with the animal. You stupid, ridiculous person. As Chris wryly said "I guess guardrails are there for a reason."

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 Yuck.  This show is so bad.  

Chris Harrison the worst choice for a host.

The contestants seem like they are all trying too hard to be funny.

The low money questions are so easy it is laughable.

Take this mess off the air.

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Yes, cinsays, it is a mess! They really screwed up with the rule changes and not scrambling dollar amounts and questions. You know that the first five questions are pretty much slam dunks. I liked it when you didn't know what amount you are jumping over. And I think the contestants try SO hard to be funny because Chris has no personality. I have been a devoted fan from day one with obnoxious Regis but would not mind if this is cancelled when Chris' contract is up.

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I cannot believe that neither today's contestant nor his plus one had heard of the Snake River. After that, I was so rooting for him to leave. Geography is a major weakness of mine and even I knew that one! And color me surprised, but Chris showed a glimmer of personality today! He was almost cute! Maybe he is finally loosening up!

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   Ugh......first college student week, then this......a returning contestant, Justin Peters, who, praise the Lord, guessed wrong on the $100K question.  A strange bird indeed.  And, why get a second chance when I would imagine there are many people who could use some money.

   Have I already said I hate this version of the show?!

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I hated, hated second chance week but the week that has been the most excruciating for me was Bachelor/Bachelorette week. Oh my gosh! I had to mute and fast forward to get to the questions. i wish someone would be humane and put this show out of its misery.

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  Yuck.......so this week is "viewers' favorites" week, with couples from the Bachelor/Bachelorette seasons playing for their favorite charities (and just to be seen on tv).

   Leading the pack? who else but Sean and Catherine, who seem to want to be on everything, will probably be in one of those commercials for the K-Y stuff to make your sexy get-togethers more pleasurable.

   They were not horrible, not dumb, but then when they were up at $30K (i think), Sean had to take a guess when he really just did not know the answer and they lost and ended up with only $5K.

   The person who was their plus 1, someone from the charity, was trying to get them to consider the money they'd lose, but they didn't seem to care.  They had achieved their mission of being seen once again by the zillions who watch this crapfest.

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I stopped watching this not long after Regis left (love Meredith but hated the way she always made them think it was the wrong answer).  I tried again at Terry Crews but I couldn't stand the dancing around and the screaming.  I seem to be in the minority, but I have started watching again because of Chris.  He seems so personable and normal. Maybe I like the fact that he's a Texas boy.  The day they had the preacher father and the son in the wheelchair cemented my appreciation of Chris.  He was just so nice and positive to both of them. I have no idea how scripted the show is, but he seems to  be a host that actually listens to what they say and he teases in a fun way.   I agree the first 5 questions are crazy easy, but at least they get to leave with something. It's just fun for me, nothing too serious...

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I stopped watching this not long after Regis left (love Meredith but hated the way she always made them think it was the wrong answer).  I tried again at Terry Crews but I couldn't stand the dancing around and the screaming.  I seem to be in the minority, but I have started watching again because of Chris.  He seems so personable and normal. Maybe I like the fact that he's a Texas boy.  The day they had the preacher father and the son in the wheelchair cemented my appreciation of Chris.  He was just so nice and positive to both of them. I have no idea how scripted the show is, but he seems to  be a host that actually listens to what they say and he teases in a fun way.   I agree the first 5 questions are crazy easy, but at least they get to leave with something. It's just fun for me, nothing too serious...

I'm back watching this show too. I couldn't stand the manic Terry. Chris is a good host.

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I stopped watching when Meredith left.  I tried both hosts who came after her and couldn't stand them.   Then I read that Chris Harrison was going to host and I thought, well, that will be a disaster, but I gave it a try anyway.  He was stiff the first week or so,  but then he started to relax and now Chris and WWTBAM  have entered my list of must-see television.   He is a very engaging fellow and treats all the contestants quite well.   I DVR the show and watch it right after Jeopardy every night.  He is a great host.  I learn a lot about each contestant and he puts them at ease with his easy conversation and he looks genuinely happy when someone does well.   

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  Still not liking Harrison, but probably because of his hosting the fake match-making shows........

   So this week they have people who have already won money on this show back to try again.  Why?  Aren't there enough people who apply that have not been on, not won anything, that they have to bring back people who have already profited from this show?

   Especially the ones they chose to have.  Yuck.  Smarmy guys and hefty gals who think they are clever and cute.  Note......old, out of shape, unattractive guys do NOT look better with straggly long pony tails...

   OK, I feel better......

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Don't know if anyone is still watching this show but me, but I have actually thawed a little regarding Chris as host. He is doing better, not great, but passable. But this week....UGH UGH UGH! Yet another Bachelor/Bachelorette week. Shit, I didn't watch them on their own original shows, and I sure don't want to watch them and their vapid, inane responses. I hope the chick who returns tomorrow twists her ankle on those shoes she's wearing. She can barely hobble around but, ooh, they look so sexy, so she will have to carefully navigate each step she takes.

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Don't know if anyone is still watching this show but me, but I have actually thawed a little regarding Chris as host. He is doing better, not great, but passable. But this week....UGH UGH UGH! Yet another Bachelor/Bachelorette week. Shit, I didn't watch them on their own original shows, and I sure don't want to watch them and their vapid, inane responses. I hope the chick who returns tomorrow twists her ankle on those shoes she's wearing. She can barely hobble around but, ooh, they look so sexy, so she will have to carefully navigate each step she takes.

Haha - she is gorgeous and should be the host. I would watch just to see her - makes this show and that sleezy bachelor show look so so so much better !! Yay you rock Courtney !!! 

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Anyone know why today's episode (Celebrity Guest for Shriner's charity) was replaced by a repeat? Anyone even know who the celebrity was?

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No idea, and we wondered if it was the fault of our local station (which airs the show at 1:30 A.M.) -- I found the show's Twitter page, which said they were re-airing the season opener on 2-19, but gave no reason why. I wonder if the celebrity guest had to bow out at the last minute. This week (2-22 -- 2-26) is Movie Week.

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Blake Leeper, a paralympian, received a one-year ban for a doping violation earlier this month.  The episode was taped months ago, but will probably never air.  I'm hopeful that Shriners got the money still.

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So glad my feeble brain still remembers a few things. One of today's questions involved shenanigans that happens to the car in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and the question referred to it as a Corvette. Ha! I would have said none of the above to the possible answers because it was a Ferrari! Be more aware, question writers!!

On another note, I am warming up to Chris as host, which surprises me.

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On another note, I am warming up to Chris as host, which surprises me.

 

Since I hate anything and everything having to do with The Bachelor, I'm surprised to agree.

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Somebody tonight please watch the show to see if the Priest Bill Metheny gets the top 2 questions!  It's not being run in my area due to football.  Father Bill is donating all his winnings ($250,000 as of yesterday) to his former elementary school.  Any link will be very appreciated....

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He did not get the $500,000 question but happily walked with the $250,000. However, if he had guessed, he would have gotten it right! I liked him so much and was so rooting for him. There has been a long dry spell of no millionaires and TPTB need to throw us a bone. Sorry, but I cannot recall the question but I am sure it is out there somewhere. Tvaddict, are we the only two still watching this show?

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45 minutes ago, Spunkygal said:

Tvaddict, are we the only two still watching this show?

I record it every day, but today was preempted by the NJ train crash coverage, so I couldn't see it.

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The local station switched our two Millionaires so I did get to see it.  Great player and such a humble man.  The $500,000 question was about the luhn algorithym and he would have said it had to do with credit card numbers which was right (all the answers seemed feasible to me).  He was in tears but they were tears of joy.  Chris was so proud of him...

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2 hours ago, illdoc said:

The season's only about a month old---why are we getting reruns this week?

I get two episodes a day. The first is at 5 pm and is a rerun. The second at 6:30 pm is the new episode. So check the listings of the channel that it is aired on in your area!

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It seems when you get a double run, at the beginning of the season, they're both new. Then after a few weeks , one stays new and one becomes a rerun slot.

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Wow, I haven seen Wayne Newton in ages and had not fully realized how much plastic surgery he has had done. And he wasn't looking bad or old when he started having all that. Cold hearted Spunkygal actually felt sorry for him. It was not the best "update" I have seen. You'd think with all his millions he could have gotten a better surgeon than that. But he still enjoys performing and won some money for the USO, so good for him. 

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Please stop encouraging the contestants to talk their way through the ridiculously easy questions. It's excruciating! "Well I know Donald Duck isn't on Mount Rushmore because he was never president, so it's not C..." STOP IT!

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Because I am petty, I have to point out that yesterday's contestant, Alex, was wrong when he said Sandra Day O'Connor joined Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court. No, honey, it's the other way around. SDO was the first female SC justice. But he did answer the question correctly regarding the years that RBG was the only female justice after SDO retired, so that's all that matters. It just makes me feel good when I know something they don't! I am surprised how Chris has really grown on me as host. He's much better than Terry was, IMO.

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On 2/17/2017 at 4:14 PM, Superpole2000 said:

Please stop encouraging the contestants to talk their way through the ridiculously easy questions. It's excruciating! "Well I know Donald Duck isn't on Mount Rushmore because he was never president, so it's not C..." STOP IT!

I don't understand that logic. That is just opening a can of worms when you talk your way out of an answer, but you decide to ask the audience. Such a eye roll at that. The new season started and this woman never got pass $5000. You could have said wow....is she that dumb? Can't believe naivety plays a huge role on this show. For goodness sakes, that is why we have working brains.

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On 9/17/2018 at 4:12 PM, Robert Lynch said:

is she that dumb? Can't believe naivety plays a huge role on this show. For goodness sakes, that is why we have working brains.

I've seen it happen a couple of times. Once, a guy had to figure out where you could check out kitchens and get meatballs: London, Paris, Rome, IKEA. He chose Rome (instead of IKEA).

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I think Chris is a very enjoyable host, too. Much better than Meredith or Terry. I couldn't stand those two. I think the show suffered from the move from New York to Las Vegas. There is no doubt in my mind about that. Another thing is the number of contestants from that area or those close to the vicinity. I might see a couple of east coasters here and there, but that is one in a million shot if any at all. It sucks it is so far away by flight. 

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According to a user on another game show forum, this is why it got cancelled:

Lower ratings in recent years, and a lot of ABC stations that were carrying Millionaire committing to a new talk show hosted by Tamron Hall. Eugene Byon said on Twitter that his show will be the third to the last show of the season and will air(Second Chance week) on May 29th, so the last first-run episode is May 31st.

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1 hour ago, MikaelaArsenault said:

According to a user on another game show forum, this is why it got cancelled:

Lower ratings in recent years, and a lot of ABC stations that were carrying Millionaire committing to a new talk show hosted by Tamron Hall. Eugene Byon said on Twitter that his show will be the third to the last show of the season and will air(Second Chance week) on May 29th, so the last first-run episode is May 31st.

It wasn’t the same when Regis and Meredith left. I think the constant change of rules and the lack of excitement killed this show. There were only two millionaires that won. I figured it was doomed when it moved to Vegas. Turns out I was right.

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