The owner of a Rosemead-based food truck will be the “frontline hero” contestant on Sunday’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” episode airing at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Tom Miller was forced to shut down Slammin Sliders because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In its second season with Jimmy Kimmel as host, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” has added what it bills as “frontline heroes” as contestants, fulfilling a desire by producers to give back to those affected by the pandemic.

Each episode will include a frontline hero, including a firefighter, nurse, sign language interpreter and therapist.

Kimmel’s first season as host, which ran from April 8 to June 4, consisted only of celebrities playing for charities.

Actor-comedian Joel McHale will be Sunday’s celebrity contestant, playing for Groundswell, a Brooklyn-based social justice organization that brings together artists, youth and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change.

The episode can be viewed on demand and on Hulu beginning Monday.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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