« Back

Be sure to check out and see how Mike did on February 27-28, 2012!

Television Stars Will Have a Chance to Win $1 Million for Charity

NEW YORK (January 24, 2012) — “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira will feature some of television’s most popular personalities this February, giving them the opportunity to take home $1 million for their designated charities!  Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, brothers and captains of the “Time Bandit” on “Deadliest Catch” will appear in episodes airing February 2 and February 3. Mike Rowe, creator, executive producer and host of “Dirty Jobs,” as well as the voice of “Deadliest Catch,” will appear on February 27 and February 28.

Check local listings or go to http://www.millionairetv.com for time and channel.

February 2 – 3, 2012:  Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, brothers and cast members from the highly-rated Discovery Channel series “Deadliest Catch” will appear as a two-person team on Millionaire and will donate all of their winnings to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial.  The fund is dedicated to promoting safety in the fishing fleets and easing the burdens of the families and friends of fishermen/women lost at sea.  Johnathan and Andy are captains of the ship “Time Bandit.”  Their often treacherous travels on Alaska’s Bering Sea during the crab fishing season are documented for the hit television show which returns for a new season in April.

February 27 – 28, 2012: Mike Rowe, creator, executive producer and host of Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated series “Dirty Jobs With Mike Rowe” will appear as a contestant to try to raise money for the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Formed in 2008, Mike’s website and foundation support and promote the skilled trades and serve as a “PR Campaign for Hard Work.” Mike’s on-air companion for his Millionaire appearance was Andrew Reisinger, a mikeroweWORKS Foundation 2011 Tools Scholarship recipient. The scholarship provides funds that are used to purchase tools that the recipient may need upon graduating from trade school. Tune in to see if all of Mike Rowe’s various life experiences will prepare him for his appearance as Millionaire contestant!

About “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”:

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with host Meredith Vieira is currently in its tenth season. Vieira has hosted the daytime version of Millionaire since the show debuted in 2002. She is a multi Emmy Award-winner and has won two Daytime Emmys for her work on Millionaire (2005 and 2009). Throughout her ten seasons on the show, Vieira has hosted over 1,800 episodes and handed out more than $70 million in winnings to Millionaire contestants. Millionaire is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Rich Sirop is the executive producer. In addition to serving as the host of the show, Meredith Vieira serves as co-executive producer. Visit Millionaire’s website at http://www.millionairetv.com.

Andrew Reisinger, one of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation 2011 tool scholarship recipients, was on hand along with his parents, Charlie and Bobbi, for the taping of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”.
See more behind the scenes photos – HERE

   Leave a comment | Bookmark and Share


    1. Can’t wait to see the episode. So very jealous (and proud) of Andrew for getting to represent all that Mike works for!

      Vanessa Milner | 02/15/12 | 8:27 am
    2. Can’t wait to finally see the episodes! Thanks again Mike and everyone at mrW for what you do every day promoting skilled trades. Thanks too for inviting us along with Andrew on taping day!

      Bobbi Reisinger | 02/02/12 | 10:15 am
    3. We will certainly be watching and pulling for you Mike, we know all your vast knowledge will WIN for MRW. Go get that Million and you don’t even have to “GET DIRTY”!

      Bennie Sparrow | 01/30/12 | 12:02 pm
    4. Yay!! Can’t wait.

      Clemance | 01/29/12 | 5:50 pm
    5. We won’t see this air in Australia, but I can’t wait to hear how much Mike raised for mrW. I’m sure he did very well. :)

      Ali (Bp) | 01/24/12 | 12:39 pm