'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' kicks off 15th season with move to Vegas

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Host Chris Harrison moves with "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" to Las Vegas and learns his Las Vegas dressing room was once occupied by Frank Sinatra. (KABC)

The long-running game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" is on the move, in more ways than one.

For its 15th season, host Chris Harrison and the crew headed west to look for their "final answers."

They brought their entire set with them from Connecticut to Bally's in Las Vegas.

"It's like a bunch of duct tape and baling wire is how this is held together," said Harrison. "It's amazing. It's the same familiar set, it feels right, but we're in Vegas!"

The location may be different but the game remains the same.

And in Las Vegas, you have the chance to make it onto the show.

"One of the sort of perks of coming to see the show is you get to sit and take that test," said executive producer James Rowley. "You don't have to find an audition somewhere."

Harrison revealed what he calls a little "inside baseball" when asked if he gets to see the answers beforehand.

"I get to see the questions and the questions only one time before we shoot the entire day's worth of shows," said Harrison. "I don't get to see any answers. I get to see the question and make sure we can pronounce everything correctly and that's it."

The host is already feeling at home in Vegas. And he learned a little secret about his dressing room from its former occupant, magician Penn Jillette.

Who used it before Penn?

"Frank Sinatra," said Harrison. "I almost packed my stuff up and left. To say I'm not worthy to be in Frank Sinatra's area code would be a gross understatement."

The new season of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" kicks off Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. on ABC7.
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