“The Pyramid” Debuts September 3rd on GSN
After over three years of constant pilots and announcements, the classic game show Pyramid is back. GSN has officially announced the 40 episode pickup of The Pyramid, a contemporary take on the Dick Clark quizzer. The new series, hosted by Mike Richards (Beauty and the Geek; executive producer of The Price is Right and Let’s Make A Deal), will bow on Monday, September 3rd, at 6:00PM ET on GSN. It will be stripped Monday through Friday. The Pyramid will be taping in Los Angeles very soon and we’ll be sure to alert you when tickets become available. The classic elements of the show including the game board, the celebrities, the game play, and the iconic Winner’s Circle will remain largely intact from the 1980′s version, as opposed to the Millionaire-esque revival in 2002.
The Pyramid sees two contestants face off against each other with the aid of a celebrity partner. Their job is to describe up to seven items in up to 30 seconds. Each time a team scores 7 out of 7 they will receive a $500 instant cash bonus plus they’ll add $5,000 to their Winner’s Circle jackpot which begins at $10,000. The team with the highest score will play the Winner’s Circle where one partner must describe up to six clues to the other in 60 seconds. If they do this successfully the contestant will win the jackpot which can be from $10,000 to $25,000. The game is played twice per show, so a contestant stands to win over $50,000.
The Pyramid is GSN’s second revival of a classic format currently in production, in addition to The Newlywed Game. The network is currently developing revivals of some fondly remember and not-so-fondly remembered game shows of the 80s in addition to other new programs like Beat the Chefs. We’ll keep you updated when we’re allowed to talk about what the other shows are. It took years and years, but we’ve finally got Pyramid back in good form. Everyone excited for it?