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Grant Denyer’s New Show – Million Dollar Minute

All right all you smarty pants get your thinking caps on as it looks like there is a new quiz show with some major prize money.

It is Million Dollar Minute and will be hosted by Grant Denyer who used to host Australia’s Got Talent when it was on SEVEN.

Million Dollare Minute will see contestants face off in a battle of general knowledge with the chance to win one million dollars.

SEVEN are spruiking it at “An all-new battle of general knowledge, where every correct answer is a step closer to the ultimate test: Can one person, in one minute, win one million dollars?”

As a former Temptation: Sale Of The Century contestant I might apply. Though years of writing about reality TV has diminished my knowledge in a lot of other areas!

I am sure some readers of this blog might be interested in giving it a crack.

Million Dollar Minute is coming soon to SEVEN.


1 brain dead dave { 08.26.13 at 2:13 pm }

“Million” sounds great but just like Hot Seat it’ll be a con. Hardly anyone ever gets the million dollars ,if at all.

You can be a great suppository of general knowledge and then be derailed by the most inane question about a triviality from some mindless show being pimped on that network.

Grant Denyer is really struggling on that appallingly unacceptable The Slide Show. Truly awful viewing.

I’ll probably watch it from time to time , like Hot Seat.

2 Carole { 08.26.13 at 3:19 pm }

Hasn’t this been done before on 9 a few years ago hosted by Eddie McGuire, or something very similar.

3 Reality Raver { 08.26.13 at 3:23 pm }

Carole – Was that the one where the contestants came from the audience and they had to play with/against a lot of other contestants who had to pick an answer? Or am I thinking of another quiz that Eddie has done?

4 brain dead dave { 08.26.13 at 3:23 pm }

It’s still on in the guise of Hot Seat, Carole….but knowledge about boy bands is now “general knowledge” on Hot Seat.

Eddie used to call it “Who Wants to be a Milwionaire?There was a cheating scandal on it, too ,from memory.

5 Antoinette { 08.26.13 at 4:46 pm }

Original?? Not really…seems very similar to …..George Stingas Presents: Cosmo Quiz 60™ 60 Seconds. 1 Million Dollars. Television / Online Game Show developed and presented to networks in 2011. Google it & you’ll see…


6 Alicia { 08.26.13 at 4:48 pm }

RR – you might be thinking of 1 vs. 100?

7 Reality Raver { 08.26.13 at 4:48 pm }

Alicia – Yeah thanks that was it.

8 Rosie { 08.26.13 at 5:15 pm }

BDD, from memory the cheating scandal on Who Wants to be a Millionaire happened in the UK version. Something about friends in the audience coughing once for a, twice for b, or summat. Coughing was involved is my main recollection.
I think Eddie’s version was squeaky clean. Well, apart from the fact that if your answer was wrong, Eddie would suggest you use a lifeline. He was ratger helpful, as I recall.

But no, RR, I won’t be going on any quiz shows. Although to my shame, I did dream last night that I was on Masterchef…

9 brain dead dave { 08.26.13 at 6:36 pm }

I checked, Rosie and the coughing business happened in Australia in 2005. The guy was exonerated and in fact went on to get the chocolates.

Eddie “helps” contestants on Hot Seat all the time. Not by what he says but by what he doesn’t say. I’ve dreamt about Ma$terchef , too. It’s ok.

10 LW { 08.26.13 at 6:48 pm }

I’ve asked a lot of people to explain the appeal of Grant Denyer to me, including former colleagues at Seven. No-one actually had an answer.

11 daisy { 08.26.13 at 7:21 pm }

Yes, It’s Eddie who coughs now, when they need a little win.

12 brain dead dave { 08.26.13 at 7:28 pm }

If it’s a Collingwood supporter in the Hot Seat, Eddie suddenly gets whooping cough.

13 Rosie { 08.26.13 at 7:46 pm }

BDD, the Aussie one was just a hint of a scandal. The UK feller was actually convicted in court. Sorry I can’t send yiu a link, cos I don’t know how on my tablet, but google Charles Ingram.

14 daisy { 08.26.13 at 7:51 pm }

Eddie frequently gives clues by the things he says and as BDD says, doesn’t say. For instance, sometimes when someone has given a wrong answer, he sort of subtly prompts them to change their answer.

15 brain dead dave { 08.26.13 at 10:37 pm }

Got it now, Rosie. Thanks.

The boys at my secondary school all cheated at French, Latin and Maths and we never got caught.

16 Richard from Tasmania { 08.28.13 at 7:36 pm }

Sounds a lot like the new afternoon show the chaser but Ill give it a look when it comes on.
I hope its better than the slide show, that is really the pits.

17 Lorraine { 09.01.13 at 9:09 am }

How do I get on the show?

18 Carole { 09.01.13 at 6:27 pm }

I remember the show now, it was Million Dollar Drop and it started at a million dollars worth of ingots in these shutes and they had to take out as many as they could in a certain amount of time and they won that amount.

19 Gerard { 09.01.13 at 7:25 pm }

How can I register for contestant? to go on million dollar minute show

20 graham { 09.01.13 at 9:43 pm }

Query:How soon can I apply to be a contestant?

21 judi { 09.02.13 at 2:12 pm }

Where can I apply to be a contestant

22 vince { 09.02.13 at 6:02 pm }

How do i apply??

23 Carole { 09.02.13 at 6:04 pm }

Maybe check ch 7 website, there may be details there about how to apply, or maybe check the ads they may say.

24 Dr T { 09.02.13 at 8:02 pm }

Dr T would be much more willing to go on this show for all his admires from this blog rather than going on the project…

I will not impersonate a badger or a pine tree this time… using you industry contacts, RR, I’d be very grateful if you could post a link if you get wind of applications opening…

25 john emblow { 09.05.13 at 4:52 pm }

how do I apply to be a contestant

26 James elliott { 09.05.13 at 7:42 pm }

I wAnt to be a contestant
How do you apply

27 Rhonda m { 09.07.13 at 6:46 pm }

How do I become a contestant

28 Salvatore Fava { 09.07.13 at 9:42 pm }

I am interested in becoming a contestant. Please advise me how.

29 rebecca adnum { 09.10.13 at 3:46 pm }

How do i become a contestant on the show please.

30 Anonymous { 09.11.13 at 12:38 pm }

About time 7 gave Grant Denyer a decent show to host, I hope it is successful for him.

31 Wendy { 09.11.13 at 3:22 pm }

How do I apply to be a contestant?

32 Wendy { 09.11.13 at 3:23 pm }

I want to be a contestant please.

33 Michael Castrission { 09.11.13 at 8:11 pm }

How do I become a contestant?

34 Rosie { 09.11.13 at 8:25 pm }

Have you tried contacting Channel 7?

35 Dr T { 09.17.13 at 7:08 pm }

Can’t remember who posted the link but thank you

Emailed 7 – only looking for people from Victoria to audition at the moment

36 Dr T { 10.28.13 at 11:43 pm }

I may have been on MDM tonight. Sadly 7 did let me know the episode was going to air (ok I was on MDM tonight)

37 daisy { 10.28.13 at 11:52 pm }

Dr T my fingers and toes are crossed for you to get a chance, AND TAKE THAT BLOODY MILLION HOME.

38 daisy { 10.28.13 at 11:55 pm }

Dr T my fingers and toes are crossed for you to get a chance, AND TAKE THAT BLOODY MILLION HOME.

SAY WHAT? ? YOU WERE ON?? OMG. Who saw Dr T on telly?

39 Dr T { 10.29.13 at 12:05 am }

Yes, was on. My knowledge pre 1981 sadly lacking for biological reasons (ie I was conceived). The guy who won the episode had v broad general knowledge so I can’t complain, and at least I got some $

But I didn’t know I was going to be on today so I missed it too! :-(

40 brain dead dave { 10.29.13 at 12:05 am }

It’s possible tonight may be encored on the weekend. Ch 7 has been recently been doing so with this program.

I feel for Dr T having to spend some time with Grant Denyer.

41 Georgie { 10.29.13 at 12:12 am }

I saw you Dr T, but I didn’t know it was you. You won $1500 and got very close to pipping Dominic in the double points round.

42 daisy { 10.29.13 at 12:13 am }

I will be watching on the weekend just in case Dr T. I hope they replay you.
Have you been on Eggheads yet?

43 Dr T { 10.29.13 at 12:14 am }

Yes – now my secret identity has been revealed

Where have my trolls gone?

44 Techhater { 10.29.13 at 12:16 am }

Dr T What a bummer they didn’t let you know. Hopefully Ch7 will repeat on Sunday as there’s 3 hours listed as “to be advised”

Will keep you informed.

45 daisy { 10.29.13 at 12:17 am }

SSsssshhhh, doctor 😉

You’ll wake them up.

46 Techhater { 10.29.13 at 12:30 am }

Dr T your cover was blown when we discussed your time on Letters & Numbers LOL