ABC has announced that Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting a “Celebrity driven” revival of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The news comes just 7 months after the show ended its syndication run and just before the 20th anniversary of the show.
Millionaire will premiere on April 8th on ABC. ABC has committed to 8 episodes and will feature celebrities raising money for charities. Audience members will also be able to download a new app and play along at home.
“Regis came to me in a dream, asked me to do this and promised my own line of neckties if I did. I had little choice but to say yes,” Kimmel told The Hollywood Reporter.
Michael Davies, the original Executive Producer of Millionaire will return as producer and show runner.