ABC orders $100,000 Pyramid reboot with Michael Strahan as host
Who wants to be a hundred thousandaire?
The $100,000 Pyramid is coming to prime time on ABC this summer, EW has confirmed. The new incarnation of the classic game show, in which a celebrity and an average citizen team up against another celebrity and another average citizen to play a word-association game, will be hosted by New York Giants Hall of Famer and Live! with Kelly and Michael co-host Michael Strahan.
The late Dick Clark was the longtime host of the show, which began as The $10,000 Pyramid in 1973 on CBS before moving to ABC the following year. Various versions have aired in daytime, syndication and cable (GSN aired The Pyramid in 2012), but this is the first time it will air as a regular series in prime time. ABC has ordered 10 episodes of $100,000 Pyramid, and this newest edition is believed to be fairly faithful to the original version, according to Vulture, which first broke the news.
The network had good fortune in the prime-time game-show department last summer with the Steve Harvey-hosted Celebrity Family Feud, which is expected to return for a second season.