2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the classic board game Monopoly. And on March 28 and 29, the game will come to life on the small screen with Monopoly Millionaires’ Club, a new syndicated game show hosted by Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly).
Executive produced by Scott St. John (Celebrity Name Game, Deal or No Deal) and Kevin Belinkoff (Family Game Night) each hour-long episode will feature five members of the audience selected at random to play games derived from Monopoly (Community Chest, Electric Company, Advance to Boardwalk etc.) with a chance to win up to $100,000. In the show’s final round, every contestant chooses to keep his or her winnings or risk it all for a chance at $1 million. “Like most kids, I grew up playing Monopoly, so being able to help bring this iconic game to life with Monopoly Millionaires’ Club is such an honor for me,” Gardell told EW. “I get to see people’s lives change on a dime—or a million—every week.”
Here, EW has an exclusive first look at the show’s intricate set, which took four weeks to build and features one of the largest LED floors ever on TV. The set LED lighting requires more than 8,500 channels of control and consists of more than 473,976 individual LEDs on more than half a mile of tape.
Monopoly Millionaires’ Club films at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and will air in national syndication.