This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, dhkendall, trainman, econgator

User avatar
acthomas
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 266
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:29 pm
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Contact:

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by acthomas » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:40 pm

Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:11 pm
One thing I’ll add for those considering WWTBAM: my friend the contestant has been on both J! and now Millionaire. He commented that the Green Roon experience at Millionaire, though interminable, was more pleasant than the one at J! We both attributed this to the lack of competition between contestants in Millionaire.
I definitely buy that. Far less latent combative instinct when you can root for each other openly.

Were you in the green room with your friend the contestant?

User avatar
Woof
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 3616
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:53 pm

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by Woof » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:28 pm

acthomas wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:11 pm
One thing I’ll add for those considering WWTBAM: my friend the contestant has been on both J! and now Millionaire. He commented that the Green Roon experience at Millionaire, though interminable, was more pleasant than the one at J! We both attributed this to the lack of competition between contestants in Millionaire.
I definitely buy that. Far less latent combative instinct when you can root for each other openly.

Were you in the green room with your friend the contestant?
Yup, 7 straight hours with no phones or books . But we had a constant feed of Millionaire reruns to keep us amused :mrgreen:

Bamaman
Also Receiving Votes
Posts: 9023
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:39 pm

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by Bamaman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:15 pm

Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:11 pm
One thing I’ll add for those considering WWTBAM: my friend the contestant has been on both J! and now Millionaire. He commented that the Green Roon experience at Millionaire, though interminable, was more pleasant than the one at J! We both attributed this to the lack of competition between contestants in Millionaire.
Does your friend know his air date yet?

User avatar
Woof
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 3616
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:53 pm

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by Woof » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:03 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:11 pm
One thing I’ll add for those considering WWTBAM: my friend the contestant has been on both J! and now Millionaire. He commented that the Green Roon experience at Millionaire, though interminable, was more pleasant than the one at J! We both attributed this to the lack of competition between contestants in Millionaire.
Does your friend know his air date yet?
They were very vague on that front, which comported with the general sense of chaos (in stark contrast to the machine-like efficiency of J!) that surrounded the taping: at numerous points throughout the day it was paibfully clear that the right hand had no clue what the left hand was doing. Our best guess is late Oct/early Nov, but I’ll give a heads up when I hear (according to the producers that will be 7 days before airing — did I say chaotic?)

User avatar
triviawayne
On the Diving Board, Ready to Jump In
Posts: 1053
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:50 pm

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by triviawayne » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:45 am

Woof wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:03 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:11 pm
One thing I’ll add for those considering WWTBAM: my friend the contestant has been on both J! and now Millionaire. He commented that the Green Roon experience at Millionaire, though interminable, was more pleasant than the one at J! We both attributed this to the lack of competition between contestants in Millionaire.
Does your friend know his air date yet?
They were very vague on that front, which comported with the general sense of chaos (in stark contrast to the machine-like efficiency of J!) that surrounded the taping: at numerous points throughout the day it was paibfully clear that the right hand had no clue what the left hand was doing. Our best guess is late Oct/early Nov, but I’ll give a heads up when I hear (according to the producers that will be 7 days before airing — did I say chaotic?)
They rarely know the airdate at the time of taping. Episodes are shown out of order, and the way the show is edited, they can even show contestants in any order they want as long as Chris Harrison is wearing the same suit.

The only times they might know the airdates at the time of taping is when there is a special week, and those dates are already planned.

I got my email notice about a week prior to air, some people got theirs with more notice, some with less.
Total game show career losings = $171,522

User avatar
alietr
Site Admin
Posts: 5792
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Bethesda, MD

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by alietr » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:26 am

Someone near and dear to this board has received The Call.

User avatar
LucarioSnooperVixey
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 309
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:08 am

alietr wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:26 am
Someone near and dear to this board has received The Call.
Is it you? :o
Known in the real world as Douglas Squasoni.

User avatar
Ironhorse
Wagering Pacifist
Posts: 744
Joined: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:21 pm
Location: Cass County, Missouri

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:09 am

I made it through both Skype interviews but looks like I didn't get the call this time. Oh well :)
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

User avatar
morbeedo
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 1413
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:58 pm

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by morbeedo » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:53 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:09 am
I made it through both Skype interviews but looks like I didn't get the call this time. Oh well :)
There’s still time! I auditioned this weekend at TCONA and the casting person told me, “We’re going to try and get you on this season so keep your schedule clear”, then they had me fill out all the paperwork. I bet she says that to all the boys...
coming at you like an ex-president

User avatar
CasketRomance
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 497
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by CasketRomance » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:09 pm

Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:28 pm
acthomas wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:11 pm
One thing I’ll add for those considering WWTBAM: my friend the contestant has been on both J! and now Millionaire. He commented that the Green Roon experience at Millionaire, though interminable, was more pleasant than the one at J! We both attributed this to the lack of competition between contestants in Millionaire.
I definitely buy that. Far less latent combative instinct when you can root for each other openly.

Were you in the green room with your friend the contestant?
Yup, 7 straight hours with no phones or books . But we had a constant feed of Millionaire reruns to keep us amused :mrgreen:

any free drinks and grub?

User avatar
Woof
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 3616
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:53 pm

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by Woof » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:28 pm

[quote=CasketRomance post_id=287616 time=1533499756 user_id=12889]
[quote=Woof post_id=286312 time=1532201298 user_id=118]
[quote=acthomas post_id=286311 time=1532198400 user_id=13506]
[quote=Woof post_id=286302 time=1532189484 user_id=118]
One thing I’ll add for those considering WWTBAM: my friend the contestant has been on both J! and now Millionaire. He commented that the Green Roon experience at Millionaire, though interminable, was more pleasant than the one at J! We both attributed this to the lack of competition between contestants in Millionaire.
[/quote]

I definitely buy that. Far less latent combative instinct when you can root for each other openly.

Were you in the green room with your friend the contestant?
[/quote]

Yup, 7 straight hours with no phones or books . But we had a constant feed of Millionaire reruns to keep us amused :mrgreen:
[/quote]


any free drinks and grub?
[/quote]

They bought us lunch and we had all the coffee and water we wanted.

User avatar
alietr
Site Admin
Posts: 5792
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Bethesda, MD

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by alietr » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:22 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:09 am
I made it through both Skype interviews but looks like I didn't get the call this time. Oh well :)
There’s still time! I auditioned this weekend at TCONA and the casting person told me, “We’re going to try and get you on this season so keep your schedule clear”, then they had me fill out all the paperwork. I bet she says that to all the boys...
He's right. There's still time. Not much, but they are still calling people.

User avatar
jeff6286
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 4261
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:34 pm
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by jeff6286 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:13 pm

alietr wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:26 am
Someone near and dear to this board has received The Call.
Why the vagueness?

User avatar
acthomas
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 266
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:29 pm
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Contact:

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by acthomas » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:41 pm

alietr wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:26 am
Someone near and dear to this board has received The Call.
I hope alietr is being coy about a personal tape date, but in other news...

I got The Call and taped this past Monday. And then my +1 got it and I was her +1 Tuesday.

Fun times had by all.

I got 5 days notice between The Call and taping, so don't give up hope yet if you haven't heard!

User avatar
boson
Trivial
Posts: 1382
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:01 pm

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by boson » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:22 pm

acthomas wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:41 pm
alietr wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:26 am
Someone near and dear to this board has received The Call.
I hope alietr is being coy about a personal tape date, but in other news...

I got The Call and taped this past Monday. And then my +1 got it and I was her +1 Tuesday.

Fun times had by all.

I got 5 days notice between The Call and taping, so don't give up hope yet if you haven't heard!
Congrats and best of retroactive luck! It seemed like I heard of several tcona people at millionnaire. I saw Yogesh Raut about to audition while I was there... Just give him the million.

Great to meet you in Vegas acthomas - I would have liked more time to talk hockey/stats/trivia, but the 500 question line moved too fast!

User avatar
triviawayne
On the Diving Board, Ready to Jump In
Posts: 1053
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:50 pm

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by triviawayne » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:26 pm

boson wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:22 pm
acthomas wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:41 pm
alietr wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:26 am
Someone near and dear to this board has received The Call.
I hope alietr is being coy about a personal tape date, but in other news...

I got The Call and taped this past Monday. And then my +1 got it and I was her +1 Tuesday.

Fun times had by all.

I got 5 days notice between The Call and taping, so don't give up hope yet if you haven't heard!
Congrats and best of retroactive luck! It seemed like I heard of several tcona people at millionnaire. I saw Yogesh Raut about to audition while I was there... Just give him the million.

Great to meet you in Vegas acthomas - I would have liked more time to talk hockey/stats/trivia, but the 500 question line moved too fast!
Glad it felt fast, more glad I could speak afterwards
Total game show career losings = $171,522

User avatar
Ironhorse
Wagering Pacifist
Posts: 744
Joined: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:21 pm
Location: Cass County, Missouri

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:20 pm

alietr wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:22 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:09 am
I made it through both Skype interviews but looks like I didn't get the call this time. Oh well :)
There’s still time! I auditioned this weekend at TCONA and the casting person told me, “We’re going to try and get you on this season so keep your schedule clear”, then they had me fill out all the paperwork. I bet she says that to all the boys...
He's right. There's still time. Not much, but they are still calling people.
It may be just as well anyway since I'm in the jury duty pool for September.
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 7545
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by econgator » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:20 pm

It may be just as well anyway since I'm in the jury duty pool for September.
You're in a jury pool for an entire month?

User avatar
Ironhorse
Wagering Pacifist
Posts: 744
Joined: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:21 pm
Location: Cass County, Missouri

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:38 pm

econgator wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:20 pm

It may be just as well anyway since I'm in the jury duty pool for September.
You're in a jury pool for an entire month?
In my county, apparently you're liable to be summoned at any point in a given month.
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

User avatar
econgator
Let's Go Mets!
Posts: 7545
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:32 am

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Post by econgator » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:20 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:38 pm
econgator wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:20 pm

It may be just as well anyway since I'm in the jury duty pool for September.
You're in a jury pool for an entire month?
In my county, apparently you're liable to be summoned at any point in a given month.
Yikes. I'm guessing it isn't a large population there.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: badgerfellow, Baidu [Spider], Clue Jungry, hbomb1947, immaf, joepozz, mrbungle, mystcmage, teapot37, Wpwells and 50 guests