Betty White to appear on Million Dollar Password
In an announcement that most who remember the older versions of Password would consider a no-brainer, it has been revealed that Betty White will be returning as a guest panelist on CBS' new Million Dollar Password series. And, really, if she wasn't even being considered would it even be Password?
White, who is 86-years-young, was a staple of the original version of Password when it started back in 1961 as well as the revived 70s and 80s versions of the show. Much of that connection came from her marriage to original Password host Allen Ludden. White and Ludden were married in 1963 and remained together until his death from stomach cancer in 1981.
White will be joining host Regis Philbin for this new version of Password, which will combine elements from the previous three versions as well as provide a one million dollar payoff -- something Regis is familiar with. In addition to Betty, other panelists that have signed on for Million Dollar Password are Rosie O'Donnell, How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris, world-conqueror Rachael Ray, and High School Musical's Monique Coleman. Million Dollar Password premieres Sunday, June 1st, at 8 pm on CBS.