Talk about good timing. The internationally popular game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" will celebrate its 10th anniversary by airing all new episodes on ABC starting this August.
The show, which was canceled due to sluggish ratings in 2002, received a revival of interest after Slumdog Millioniare, a film about a impoverished Indian boy who grew up to win the game, won eight Oscars- including Best Picture.
(By the way, you don't have to be a fictional character in order to win the show: just ask this guy!)
The series attracted over 30 million viewers during its hey day in 1999, and I'm sure ratings for the August series will be equally as impressive. With all the talk of layoffs and cutbacks surrounding us every day on TV, it'll be nice to take a break from reality and root for the average Joe trying to make a couple extra bucks.
I was unable to find updated information on how to become a contestant, but here's a website to brush up on your skills in case the opportunity arises. An online simulation of the game is a great way to prepare for the real thing. (Hey... you never know!)