Television: Going Millionaire Crazy!

Sick of sitcoms? Cop shows leave you comatose? Newsmagazines seem old? Get ready for a prime-time lineup of all game shows, all the time. Enjoy it while you can!

You're about to get sick of game shows. So instead of waiting for the fad to run its course, the four major networks have decided to force feed you, figuring they'll suck all they can out of their oil well before it dries up. Television has become efficient at eating itself.

With ABC running Who Wants to Be a Millionaire three days a week and the other major networks airing prime-time quiz shows, professional contestants around the country are enjoying a gold rush that would make an Internet entrepreneur jealous. Daniel Avila used to have to make a phone call at...

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