Gallic ‘Millionaire’ set to launch

Foucault to host French version of hit quizzer

PARIS — The countdown is under way in France for the launch of the successful gameshow “Who Wants To be a Millionaire.”

TF1, France’s No. 1 private network, is heavily hyping the show, which will hit French TV screens at the beginning of July. The channel’s programming chief Etienne Mougeotte predicted this week: “It is going to be the event of the summer.”

French “Millionaire” will be hosted by Jean-Pierre Foucault, an institution on Gallic television with 34 years as a presenter under his belt.

Recruitment of the participants begins later this month. But the prize money won’t make any of them a millionaire. The 3 million franc jackpot is worth around $430,000.

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