‘Millionaire’ Upgraded in West Palm Beach, Charlotte

Jan 25, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Buena Vista Television announced Monday its game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” has been upgraded in West Palm Beach, Fla. Starting fall 2005 the half-hour strip will move to an access airtime on Freedom Communications’ CBS affiliate WPEC-TV, replacing current time period holder, the off-network sitcom “Friends.” “Millionaire” will move to WPEC-TV from the Scripps’ NBC affiliate WPTV-TV, where it currently runs at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

In Charlotte, N.C., where “Millionaire” runs on Jefferson Pilot Communications’ CBS affiliate WBTV-TV, the strip will move in 2006 from its double run at 10 a.m. back to access. “Millionaire” had been in an access time slot until fall 2004, when Paramount’s “The Insider” bumped it to daytime.