Details on GSN’s “The Pyramid” Pilot
It’s been an exciting few days for game show fans. First we had the announcement that Mike Richards would be the host of GSN’s revival of the classic game show The Pyramid. The reports are saying the look of the show retains a classic, familiar feeling so many of you will be happy about that. Now we’ve got some information on the new pilot. I think you’re all going to be very excited for the show.
The game is played like the old version. Two teams compete in two games per show. You have seven clues to convey within 30 seconds. The main difference is how money is handled. Whenever you go to the titular Pyramid you play for a base of $10,000. In the main game if you score a perfect 7-out-of-7 you earn a $500 bonus plus you play for $5,000 more on the Pyramid. So one perfect round means you win $500 and have a chance at $15,000. Two perfect rounds is $1,000 and a chance at $20,000. A perfect game means you win $1,500 and play for $25,000. Of course no perfect rounds mean you play for the base $10,000. There are no bonus categories such as Mystery 7 or 7-11. If you can’t beat the Pyramid you get money for each box you do beat. In order, from left to right, the first row is worth $100, $200, and $300; the second row is $400 and $500; the top box is $750.
So that’s what we have. It looks like, wisely, they are going with the retro looking set. The reception to Mike Richards has been positive also. We’ll have more later but we just wanted to be sure that you knew the details before we head out for the rest of the weekend. Feeling good about this? I know I am. I admit I had some major fears after how GSN handled the recent revival of Lingo. However, this looks to be exceptional and with Michael Davies and Embassy Row in charge that really shouldn’t be a shock. We hope to see it soon.