Last week, Club Millionaire was discontinued. A short note was posted on the website but viewers were left with questions - and I received many of them. I reached out to those who could answer your questions and received the following statement from a Millionaire spokeswoman:
"The third party company that operated the Club and its website was no longer able to fulfill their agreement. Valleycrest Productions is ensuring that any outstanding prizes due to Club contest winners are fulfilled. We are exploring the possibility of continuing the Club with another partner, but until that decision is made, all Club activity has been discontinued. If and when a new Millionaire Club gets underway, any accumulated member points would transfer into the new Club."Let me be clear on something - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a class act all around. They didn't pull a fast one or try to renege on their commitments to Club Millionaire participants. Unfortunately things like this happen, and the people involved are really trying their best to offer a new, similar program for viewers.
The good news is that three people were indeed chosen from Club Millionaire to be contestants on the show. You may have seen the first one last week - the other two shows have taped and will air in early 2012.
If you still have questions or concerns about Club Millionaire, you are invited to send an e-mail to email@example.com.
We will of course let you know if and when Club Millionaire returns, and would like to thank the people at Valleycrest Productions for addressing this situation.