'The $25,000 Pyramid' may replace 'Guiding Light' on CBS
CBS is considering filling the void in its daytime schedule — due to the cancellation of long-running soap opera Guiding Light — with a new version of The $25,000 Pyramid, according to TV Week. Neither Sony, the studio behind the supposed project, or CBS would comment about the prospect of Pyramid, but sources close to the situation told TV Week that producer Michael Davies (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) has been working on relaunching the game show. The network is also said to be considering other options to fill the hour hole, including talk shows produced in-house.
Pyramid has a storied history on CBS. The Dick Clark-hosted $10,000 Pyramid debuted on the network’s daytime lineup in 1973 before later moving to ABC and syndication. Pyramid later returned to CBS in the 1980s before being canceled in 1988. A syndicated version, hosted by Donny Osmond, was launched by Sony in 2002.