GSN said it has acquired a new nationally-syndicated game show, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, and will air new episodes of the series starting Tuesday, March 31, at 8 p.m. ET.
Based on the iconic "Monopoly" brand, the show is a companion to the multi-state lottery of the same name, GSN said. That multi-state lottery is resuming after it was suspended in December after a slow start to the sale of $5 tickets, per the Associated Press. Hosted by comedian and actor Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly), the show is taped in front of a live studio audience comprised of lottery game winners who have won a trip to Las Vegas to participate in a taping, and who will have the chance to win $1 million, the network said.
In a twist, the studio audience is divided into groups corresponding to classic Monopoly game tokens, such as the shoe and wheelbarrow. Each player on stage will split winnings with members of the audience who share their same game token. Every contestant chooses to keep their winnings or risk losing it all in the final round, where they will attempt to land on “GO” to win $1 million.
Executive produced by Scott St. John and Kevin Belinkoff, each episode of will feature five members of the audience selected at random to play games derived from a popular Monopoly theme, such as Electric Company or Community Chest, and will offer up to $100,000 in each game. Monopoly Millionaires' Club is taped at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.