ABC has revived classic game show $100,000 Pyramid to debut summer 2016, Vulture reports:
ABC and producer Sony Pictures Television are reviving The $100,000 Pyramid, bringing back the iconic 1970s and ’80s game show as a weekly prime-time series. Vulture has learned that former NFL superstar Michael Strahan (Live! With Kelly and Michael) will serve as host of the reincarnated classic, which is expected to get a ten-episode run on ABC this summer.
UPDATED with official ABC press release:
Michael Strahan to Host Primetime Game Show Favorite “$100,000 Pyramid” on ABC
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MICHAEL STRAHAN HEADLINES PRIMETIME GAME SHOW FAVORITE “$100,000 PYRAMID” ON ABC
Celebrity Guests from Entertainment and Sports will Compete Throughout the Season
The Pyramid is back! The Emmy Award-winning pop-culture phenomenon is re-imagined and better than ever! Hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famer and celebrated TV personality Michael Strahan, every episode will have 100 grand up for grabs.The hottest stars will team up with players from across the country to take on the timeless war of words, racing against the clock to give and guess clues in one of TV’s all-time great word-association games. “$100,000 Pyramid” is a 10-episode series and will air this summer on the ABC Television Network.
“Growing up, Pyramid was one of my favorite shows to watch with my family,” said Michael Strahan.” He added, “Watching the celebrities and players become a competitive team is always fun to see. I’m looking forward to bringing it back for the new generation to enjoy as well!”
“$100,000 Pyramid” is produced by SMAC Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and will be taped in front of a live audience in New York. The all-new “$100,000 Pyramid” is executive-produced by Michael Strahan, Constance Schwartz and Vin Rubino.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as for the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.
I’m afraid you should have named Ryan Seacrest the new host of the new $100,000 Pyramid. If this new reboot becomes a big hit for ABC, you better tell ABC executives they should change the host of this game show from Michael Strahan to Ryan Seacrest immediately.