Shadi Seyedyousef, a resource specialist at KIPP Compton Community School, will be a “frontline hero” contestant on Wednesday evening’s 9 p.m. episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” on ABC.
In its second season with Jimmy Kimmel as host, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” has added what it bills as “frontline heroes” as contestants, fulfilling a desire by producers to give back to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Each episode includes a “frontline hero.” They have included a firefighter, nurse, food truck owner and American Sign Language interpreter.
Kimmel’s first season as host, which ran from April 8 to June 4, consisted only of celebrities playing for charities.
Karamo Brown, the culture expert in the Netflix makeover series “Queer Eye,” is the episode’s celebrity contestant, playing on behalf of the Hollywood Food Coalition, which provides warm, nutritious meals to those in need, along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals.
Episodes will also air at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
All three episodes can be viewed on demand and on Hulu beginning Thursday.