A special education teacher at KIPP Compton Community School will complete her stint in the “hot seat” on Sunday evening’s episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” airing at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Shadi Seyedyousef answered 11 questions correctly without using any of her three lifelines on last Sunday’s episode, winning $64,000. She needs to correctly answer four more questions to win $1 million.
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.
Comedian Ray Romano is Sunday’s celebrity contestant, playing on behalf of Harvest Home, a Santa Monica-based organization that provides housing, support and programs helping homeless pregnant women and their children.
Romano was introduced to Harvest Home by a friend more than 15 years ago and has supported it by hosting comedy benefit shows and golf tournaments, and making donations through his family foundation, executive director Sarah Wilson told City News Service.
Harvest Home will open a second home this year “which is absolutely (necessary) as homelessness continues to rise in Los Angeles,” Wilson said.
The episode can be viewed on demand and on Hulu beginning Monday.
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