“Beauty and the Geek” Host Mike Richards Named Host of GSN’s “The Pyramid”
GSN’s upcoming revival of the classic game show The Pyramid has its host. Mike Richards, the former host of The WB’s Beauty and the Geek in addition to the executive producer of The Price is Right and Emmy-nominated Let’s Make A Deal, has inked a deal with GSN to helm the revival. The Pyramid is being produced by Michael Davies and Maureen FitzPatrick. Former hosts include Dick Clark, Bill Cullen, John Davidson, and Donny Osmond. The pilot will tape this Saturday in Los Angeles.
“We are thrilled to have found a talent in Mike Richards, who not only has great hosting ability, but whose vast producing experience makes him an expert in all that is game show,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, GSN. “We feel Mike is the perfect choice to carry on the tradition of THE PYRAMID, one of America’s most beloved television franchises.”
“I am honored to join the GSN family as host of THE PYRAMID,” said Richards. “I was fortunate to work alongside Dick Clark for many years. Not only was he one of the most respected game show hosts of all time, but he served as my mentor and it’s an honor to follow in his footsteps. This is an iconic game show that I grew up watching. I’m looking forward to introducing viewers to this fresh new version.”
Congratulations to Mike Richards. I like him, he’s been good to us, and he’s a good producer and host. We wish him nothing the best and we can picture him doing well. I’m, personally, looking forward to the revival a lot. Mike has great respect for the original and worked with Mr. Clark. He knows what he’s doing.