New Show Is Inspired by a Board Game You’ve Probably Played at Home

Aug 7, 2014  •  Post A Comment

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.”

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Billy Gardell


  1. Nice story, but another egregious example of a “click bait” headline. It’s hard to take TVWeek seriously when they treat their readers so shabbily. Why not just trust us to choose what we want, based on what we might already know, instead of Buzzfeed-tricking us into getting the low-down on stories that other sources include details inside the headline? Honestly, I’m waiting for the editors here to start adding “one weird trick” to their headlines.

  2. I started watching the show with high expectations,
    maybe too high. If Sean was attempting to do
    what you mentioned in the article, he failed:


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