CBS brings the classic game show Password back to primetime with Million Dollar Password. Hosted by Regis Philbin, two teams comprised of a contestant and celebrity, will compete against each other in a race to determine what the hidden word is from one word clues given by the partner. Points are gained if you guess the correct secret word with the point value beginning at 10 and then decreasing as each guess is missed. The team that wins the initial game will then allow the contestant on that team go on to the End-Game where they have 90 seconds to guess 5 words.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
Million Dollar Password - Million Dollar Money Drop - Netflix
Million Dollar Money Drop was an American game show which aired on Fox in the United States and Canada. It is based on the UK series The Million Pound Drop Live. However, unlike the original UK version, it was not broadcast live, and there were several changes to the format. The show premiered on December 20, 2010, and was hosted by Kevin Pollak. On May 18, 2011, TVSeriesFinale.com reported that Fox had cancelled Million Dollar Money Drop and would not be producing a second season. However, more than 15 different international versions of the program will continue to air in other countries.
Million Dollar Password - Game format - Netflix
A team of two people with a pre-existing relationship is presented with US$1,000,000 in $20 bills, banded in 50 bundles of $20,000 each. The team must risk the entire amount on a series of seven multiple-choice questions. For each question, the contestants choose one of two categories, then indicate which answer(s) they wish to risk their money on by moving the bundles of cash onto a row of trap doors, termed “drops,” each of which corresponds to one answer. However, they must always keep at least one drop “clear” with no money on it. In addition, six of the seven questions have a time limit; any money that is not placed on an answer when time runs out will be lost. Once the money is in place, the drops corresponding to the wrong answers are opened, and any money placed on them falls into a chute below the stage and is lost. The contestants then continue the game with the next question, keeping the money they had placed on the right answer. The seventh and final question has only two answer choices, forcing the players to put all their remaining money on one drop. If they answer correctly, they win the money; if not, they leave with nothing. In addition, if the players lose all of their money before reaching the final question, the game ends and the players leave with nothing.
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