‘Mike & Molly’ Star Billy Gardell to Host ‘Monopoly’-Based Game Show

Show will allow people who’ve already hit the jackpot to win even more money

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Feel free to pass go and collect $200, Billy Gardell.

Gardell, who stars opposite Melissa McCarthy in the CBS comedy “Mike & Molly,” is set to host the upcoming syndicated game show “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club,” which is slated to premiere early next year.

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The show, which will be produced in front of a live studio audience in Nevada, will put more than $2.5 million in prize money up for grabs on each episode. Contestants will be culled from the studio audience, which in turn will consist of winners of the multi-state lottery game of the same name, which begins selling tickets Oct. 19.

“I love Monopoly! I’ve played this game with friends and family since 1979,” Gardell exclaimed of his new gig. “Hosting a big game show is a bucket list level type of job for me. I’ve always had a big time game show as one of my goals, and to have the opportunity to be a part of ‘Monopoly Millionaires’ Club’ is a real honor. It’s an iconic game that resonates with everyone, and I want to see someone win one million dollars!”