ABC Bringing Back ‘Pyramid’ Game Show with Host Michael Strahan

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ABC is bringing back long-running game show “Pyramid,” this time with host Michael Strahan and with more money on the line.

The network announced the “Pyramid” revival on Saturday, ahead of ABC’s panels at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

Now titled “$100,000 Pyramid” — signifying the prize money for each epiosde of the modernized take on the game show — Strahan will be joined by celebrity guests and sports stars who will team up with contestants from across the country to compete throughout the season. The show will be taped in front of a live audience in New York.

“Growing up, ‘Pyramid’ was one of my favorite shows to watch with my family,” said Strahan of the show that launched in 1973 and was first hosted by Dick Clark. Strahan 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!”

Strahan, of course, is a strong member of the ABC family as co-host of “Live! With Kelly and Michael” and a regular on “Good Morning America.” ABC has an impressive duo of game show hosts in Strahan and Steve Harvey, who hosts “Celebrity Family Feud,” which was renewed for a second season today.

Bringing back “Pyramid” is a safe bet for ABC based on audience familiarity with the show’s brand, not to mention the network’s success with the game show genre in “Celebrity Family Feud,” which ranked as the top summer show for the network and the highest-rated new series of the summer across broadcast.

Aside from hosting, Strahan will also serve as an exec producer with Constance Schwartz and Vin Rubino. The show is produced by SMAC Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television.

“$100,000 Pyramid” is set to debut this summer with a 10-episode first season.

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  1. Shell Daley says:

    I love the 100,000 Pyramid, BUT really disappointed that Michael Strahan is the new host!
    Was glad he was off the show with Kelly. I don’t want him on Pyramid. There are so many others who would be liked and do a great job. He cannot do a good job.

  2. Trine says:

    What a mistake to put Michael Strahan as the host on the new Pyramid. He’s just lousy and ruins the show for me. Compare him to Dick Clark, who was fabulous. I’ll watch those reruns before I watch Strahan again.

  3. Helen says:

    Please get Craig Ferguson to host this show! He’s amazing and SO funny hosting “Celebrity Name Game” . Mr Strahan should have stayed with Kelly. He’s a dud on this wonderful show.

  4. valerie Senatore says:

    Love the show Celebs are great BUT MICHAEL STRAHAN HAS TO GO NOT SURE WHAT YOU WERE THINKING WHEN YOU HIRE HI’M AS 5HE HOST OF THIS SHOW “NO PERSONALLY AT ALL & HE’S NOT FUNNY THERE ARE SO MANY people you could of put is Shrahans postionplace that would be most worthy of it please consider before the show go s off the air thanks

  5. Grace says:

    Need to change the host extremely boring no charisma I still like the game show brings back

  6. Brian says:

    I’m thrilled at the revival and that the producers opted for a more “traditional” feel to the show (reverting to old-school theme music, trilons, bonus round format).

    The host though is seriously lacking in chemistry with the show and with the guests/contestants. The bonus round clues are much too easy (“Types of salads” as the second-to-last answer … Really?) and some guests/contestants would do well to practice on old YouTube clips to hone their skills.

    All in all, it is a much better reboot attempt than the Donny Osmond “Pyramid” debacle.

  7. Debra says:

    We couldn’t wait for the debut of this game show for 2 Great reasons, iit was on my Birthday and Michael Strahan was the Host of the $100,000 Pyramid, and we were still celebrating. We were not disappointed Michael! We Love You and Everything You DO, Keep On Doing IIT Well!♡

    I loved Mario in the second show, keep up the Live celebrities that make us laugh. You’re already a Natural! !

  8. Peg Greenberg says:

    It was a great show in it’s day….this one sucks. Michael is boring, questions are too easy and where are the “stars”? Won’t watch this again!

  9. Theda R. Foran says:

    I watched 5 minutes of it and found his lack of chemistry a huge turn off.

  10. Joanne Cidias says:

    How can become a contestant

  11. Rhonda Pharr says:

    I just saw a commercial for Strayhan w $100,000 Pyramid! Love The Show! Could do without Watching him Grinding on TV!! Just Saying….

  12. Anna Devane says:

    Stop shoving Strahan down our throats

  13. Lee says:

    We love Michael and will watch whatever show he is on. Keep on trucking Mike. I’m a fan. Praying for you. Stay humble.

  14. Sissy Lane says:

    I’m glad to see the game show revived

  15. Linda Muth says:

    This guy is so overrated…and overexposed.

  16. Hector ruiz says:

    Agreed…having 3 other jobs is not good enough. ….ratings bomb…here it comes

  17. incoming ratings plunge says:

    incoming ratings bomb.

  18. What is with these network officials who seem to only want new game shows hosted by these unfunny, terrible conversationalists, mumbled-mouthed, former NFL players or comedians?

    • Trine says:

      Couldn’t agree with you more Milton. Strahan, along with other new hosts of game shows, is awful.
      He’s not funny or articulate and is just over rated, period. I really miss hosts like Dick Clark. Game
      shows have gone down hill because of the type of hosts that are chosen.

    • Jacques Strappe says:

      Don’t watch. It’s not much simpler than that. Michael Strahan is well-liked and has a formidable physical presence and an affable personality. In short, he’s tailor made for the role of game show host. If you’re looking for comedy schtick, watch comics performing or late night talk shows.

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