‘Dancing With the Stars’ Partners With ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

by | March 18, 2010 at 1:29 PM | Dancing With The Stars, Reality, RealityTV, TV News

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meredith Vieira (ABC)

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meredith Vieira (ABC)

“Is that your final dancer?”

ABC will crossover two of its properties the week of March 29, when familiar faces from ‘Dancing With the Stars‘(which kicks off its new season March 22) bring their special, sequined something to the syndicated quizzer ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.’

How so? Excellent question. And I won’t even bother you to pick from four options.

For starters, ‘DWTS’ host Tom Bergeron will sit in, via Skype, as the go-to guy for the show’s “Ask the Expert” lifeline. Bergeron boasts pop culture, history, politics and celebrities as his strong suits, while his soft spots include literature, science and geography.

Additionally, some of ‘Millionaire’s trivia questions will be delivered by ‘Dancing’ pros Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas, Lacey Schwimmer, Chelsie Hightower, Derek Hough and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, as well as judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Those sitting in the Hot Seat will also be met with questions relating to clips from past ‘DWTS’ performances.

And lest there not be enough cheese for all, the end of each ‘Millionaire’ episode will find host Meredith Vieira, the contestants and studio audience frolicking in a “dance party” there on the game show’s set – yes, disco ball included.