You may miss waking up each morning to Meredith Vieira bringing you the headlines, but you can still catch her unprecedented sense of humor, style and class as she gives away life-changing money each day on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Millionaire, with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will premiere its tenth season on September 5, 2011 and can be seen locally on WPMT (FOX43), weekdays at 1:00pm.
This summer, residents of the Harrisburg, PA area will have the opportunity to audition for the hit game show as FOX43 welcomes Millionaire producers to the Hilton Harrisburg (One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101) for contestant auditions on Monday, July 11, 2011.
Auditions consist of a timed multiple choice test and for those people who pass, an interview with one of the show’s producers. Two audition sessions will be held. The first session will start at 7:00am and will run through 11:00am. The second session will begin at 4:30pm and will end promptly at 5:30pm. No pre-registration is required and people may line up for an audition at any time during those sessions. The line will form at the Strawberry Arcade (part of Strawberry Square). Participants must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. Go to www.millionairetv.com for a complete list of rules and eligibility requirements.
Harrisburg, PA was one of six cities selected for auditions. Producers will also visit Charlotte, NC (July 13), Chicago, IL (July 15), Washington, DC (July 25), Tampa, FL (July 27) and Las Vegas, NV (July 29).
Meredith Vieira has hosted “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” since its syndication debut in 2002. Throughout nine seasons on the show, Vieira has handed out nearly $65-million in winnings to Millionaire contestants. She has won two Daytime Emmys for her work on Millionaire in the category of “Outstanding Game Show Host” (2005 and 2009). With her first win in 2005, she became the second woman ever to win in that category. The first (and only other woman to-date) was Betty White. Vieira has hosted over 1,500 episodes of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” which makes her the most prolific female game show host in history.
Millionaire is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Rich Sirop is the executive producer. Meredith Vieira also serves as co-executive producer.
1 North Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Self Parking: $10.00 USD
Valet Parking: $22.00 USD
Overnight Guests: $10.00 USD
Overnight guests of the Hilton Harrisburg park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage.
The Walnut Street Parking Garage is attached to the Hilton Harrisburg via internal walking bridge. Once in garage, take elevator to “A” for Arcade, and you will be on the 2nd floor. Turn left until reaching the gift shop. The Strawberry Square arcade is straight ahead of the gift shop.
To audition you must be at least 18 years old, a legal resident of the fifty (50) U.S. States or District of Columbia, never played in the “hot seat” on either the network or syndicated Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and meet all eligibility requirements. For complete eligibility requirements please see the official rules.