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ABC, Regis to Party Like It's 1999

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In summer 1999, I had just started writing for Time magazine. A network publicist sent me a tape—we had tapes back then, kids, and a hamburger cost a nickel—for a British game show that ABC was about to air adapt. It was huge in the UK, she assured me. Pffft!, I thought. Like anybody’s going to watch that! And I went off to visit the set of future hit Manchester Prep

Ten years later… ABC will reprise the smash success of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire by stripping the series across 11 nights, Sunday through Thursday, starting August 9 and ending August 23, with Regis Philbin returning as host. 

Pffft! Like anybody’s going to watch that!