Regis returns to primetime


CBS has ordered six one-hour episodes of "Million Dollar Password" hosted by Regis Philbin for midseason 2008, returning Philbin to primetime with a game show format for the first time since "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" was a mega-hit for ABC. Taped in New York, the new "Million Dollar Password"  will feature two teams comprised of one celebrity and one contestant, each competing to guess a password revealed only to the studio audience and viewers at home.  The team with the highest score will then have to decide whether or not to keep their earnings or move on to a tension-building final round, where one word can potentially win a one million dollar grand prize.

"I’m thrilled to be part of this great show that I remember so well from a few years ago. It was a very classy production and Allen Ludden was so terrific. I hope I can continue that tradition on Million Dollar Password," said Philbin.

Million Dollar Password is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia North America, is executive producer.