GSN Announces “Pyramid” in Development and Adds Reality Shows
GSN held an upfront announcement today announcing two firm-go shows and several in development. Note that this really isn’t finalized information, and that this is stuff in development. But the network seems to be going heavy on reality again. Let’s start with the only news most of you will be excited about. GSN is, yet again, developing The $100,000 Pyramid. The show is from Embassy Row and Sony Pictures. I’d just like to remind everyone how many times this show has attempted to come back and hasn’t, and that GSN has, allegedly, already turned down a revival of the show at least once, so let’s not get our hopes up too much. But it’s a start. It has been tried at CBS twice, GSN once before, and TBS.
GSN has picked up a new series and renewed another one officially. First, The Newlywed Game will return with 65 new episodes. The newest GSN series is called Beat the Chefs, where home cooks try to beat professional chefs for a $50,000 prize. These are both legitimately game shows, so there’s no complaining about that.
GSN is going to try reality again, though, after repeated attempts like American Dream Derby and Unstapled and other shows. They have coined the term “real life games”. Shows announced for development are
*Pure Gold, which is about a chain of stores called The Gold Guys and the customers that come in to sell gold and tell their stories
*The Family Trade, about a car-bartering family business
*I Do, Now I Don’t: A New York City business that buys and sells used engagement rings
*Crowning Glory: A reality show about America’s most bizarre pageants
*War of the Rose Sisters: Two sister auctioneers who compete to sell the most.
Any of these look good to you? Also, Jeff Foxworthy is hosting GSN’s bible show. If you are shocked at any of these developments, then you really haven’t been paying attention the last few months.
Source : B&C