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'TV's 'Super Millionaire' pays $10 million

Feb. 11, 2004 at 11:54 AM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- "Super Millionaire," the sequel to "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire" will premiere Feb. 22 on U.S. TV with a $10 million purse and two new lifeline segments.

Regis Philbin will return as the show's host for a five-night run on ABC, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

"At a certain point, contestants will enter a new dimension of the game, a new world with new lifelines and they'll once again be playing for a staggering amount of money," said Michael Davies, "Super Millionaire" executive producer.

The two new lifelines, "Three Wise Men" and "Double Dip," kick in at the $100,000 level and were added "as an incentive for contestants to go for it," Davies said.

The "Three Wise Men" lifeline will feature a group of three people backstage each night, including journalists, scholars and past "Millionaire" winners, trying to answer questions in 30 seconds.

The "Double Dip" segment will allow a contestant to get two tries at answering a question.

Anyone interested in being on the show can call 800-999-7878 beginning at 7 p.m. EST on Feb. 16.

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