Million Dollar Password

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Sunday 8:00 PM on CBS Premiered Jun 01, 2008 Between Seasons

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Million Dollar Password
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Season 2 : Episode 7

Show Summary

Regis Philbin hosts this remake of the classic game show on the CBS network. In this game show, one player and one celebrity team up in an attempt to win one million dollars. There are four rounds, with five words per round and a maximum of thirty seconds to guess the words. You may pass a word and, if you have time left on the clock, you can retry it at the end. The first round the celebrity gives the clues and the contestant guess the words. The second round the contestant becomes the giver of the clues and the celebrity the guesser of the words. At this point the celebrities change places and the process is repeated. The contestant with the highest total points moves on to the bonus round. In the bonus round, the contestant has one minute and thirty seconds to per round to get 5 words. There are 6 tiers to the bonus round. The person giving the clues can only give three clues. Once you pass on a word it is gone, it can not be brought back.moreless
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Regis Philbin's game show comeback good but needed decent promotion and better ratings

    5.5
    Hoping to become the Prince Of Game Shows once again Regis Philbin made a stellar comeback with the debut of Million Dollar Password on CBS. Though in my eyes Million Dollar Password seemed like a way for CBS to promote it's own stars on it's shows Million Dollar Password was a fun remake of the original hit and with an entire toy line launched with Target stores in 2008 Million Dollar Password should've gotten better promotion and bigger ratings and should've been a bigger hit. I also cannot understand how the heck CBS chose to make only six episodes of Million Dollar Password for each season and to me CBS should've made more episodes and it would still be a hit. Overall a great show with fun and excitement that should not be missedmoreless
  • Though Regis is no Allen Ludden or Tom Kennedy.

    8.0
    First of all, the show is having a rough time attracting big-name players. And if they attracted big-name players. Then it would have ratings skyrockting. But it is ok though. And that even though Regis, is good at the Millionaire thing. And awesome at it. Really he is no, the late Allen Ludden, or for that matter. Tom Kennedy or the late Bert Convy. Betty White, Ludden's widow, is the best player of them all. As she really knows, what she is doing. Betty is the only player, I would play with anyday, at anytime. No wonder she is the queen of the game shows.moreless
  • A fun show to watch!

    9.0
    This is a fun show to watch! Two people get chosen to compete and get a Million Dollars, but they have to eliminate each others first. They each get a celebrity partner to help them and play password. The main point of this game is to give your partner a one word clue and they'll have to guess what it is you're trying to describe or what they word is! And vise-versa, you switch up partners!

    The person with the most points will go and play for one MILLION dollars with the partner they worked well with.



    Overall, I love this show. It's entertaining and fun to watch. The host is funny and friendly. I hope it comes back!moreless
  • Rules changed for the worse. Regis can't save it. Sorry it's coming back again.

    4.3
    Used to watch the original password and it was much more fun. These rules are stupid, get into high money too fast and stacked in players's favor.



    Poor imitation of Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Password.



    Regis Philbin is ok as host, but spends his time explaining the rules, not helping the entertainment value. Too much repetition of the rules.



    They need some good celebiety-panelists. Instead, they have new celebriies every week. I hear that Celebrity Match Game will follow Millionaire Password and Celebrity Family Feud into television this year. Can't wait to see ehat a fiasco that will be for us.moreless
  • Fremantle Media destroys another classic!

    4.0
    In the tradition of such ill-conceived and poorly produced game show revivals such as "Match Game" (1998), the dreadful "Card Sharks" (2001), the still-barely-watchable "Family Feud" (1999-present), the insertion of Drew Carey into "The Price Is Right" (2007-present), the 10% game show/90% infomercial "Temptation" ("Sale Of The Century") (2007-2008)...Fremantle does it again with "Million Dollar Password"!



    MDP features mostly D-list "celebrities" (not unlike "Celebrity Family Feud" (2008)...also produced by Fremantle), contestants who've apparently never even HEARD of "Password", and a format that surely has Allen Ludden doing cartwheels in his grave. Additionally, Tony Hawk and Steve Schirripa should never be invited to be on another game show, but I digress...



    As much as Regis Philbin can irritate me, I like him - always have, but the powers-that-be seem to be imitating "Millionaire" too much with the MDP set/music/ambiance...etc. "Password" should never look like this, never sound like this, and it shouldn't take Regis seven minutes to explain the rules three times per show.



    For an accurate representation of TRUE "Password", check out "Password", "Password Plus" and "Super Password" on GSN (the latter two are currently in regular daily and weekend rotation) - and just hope and pray the Regis version is gone for good.



    In closing, MDP isn't a bad show by itself...however, it's just NOT "Password" and shouldn't be referred to as such. "Password" has been around since the day after the ark was built, and this just isn't it. Knowing Fremantle's history though, I guess I should be glad it's not "Extreme Password" with an audience survey, a star wheel, Whammies, and a lovely $30 toaster oven (call now and get it for just $4!)...



    Fremantle is pathetic, and the Goodson family (Mark Goodson-Bill Todman) should be ashamed for selling their souls to these people.moreless
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