A wildly popular board game — which in all likelihood you’ve played at home, because, well, everyone has — is the inspiration for a new TV show. TheWrap.com reports that “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club” is being readied for syndicated release, inspired by the board game Monopoly.
“Mike & Molly” actor Billy Gardell is set to host the program, which will be produced in front of a live studio audience. The show, which will reportedly feature more than $2.5 million in prize money in each episode, is due to debut early next year.
The audience will be made up of winners of a multi-state lottery game that has the same name as the show, the story notes. The lottery starts selling tickets Oct. 19.
Said Gardell: “I love Monopoly! I’ve played this game with friends and family since 1979. Hosting a big game show is a bucket list-level type of job for me. I’ve always had a big time game show as one of my goals, and to have the opportunity to be a part of ‘Monopoly Millionaires’ Club’ is a real honor. It’s an iconic game that resonates with everyone.”