Friday, July 13, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: GSN's "The Pyramid" Premieres September 3rd

The new GSN original game show, The Pyramid, is set to premiere on September 3 at 6:00pm EST. Mark Richards, the current executive producer of The Price Is Right and Let's Make A Deal, will be the host of the updated version of the classic word-association, big money game show. The Pyramid will be accompanied by two other GSN original summer game show premieres, The American Bible Challenge and Beat The Chefs, both shows which are set to premiere in August.

Before GSN took the initiative to fully produce the series, CBS ordered multiple pilot episodes of a million-dollar version of Pyramid in 2009 and 2010 to replace the long-running soap opera As The World Turns. CBS declined Pyramid in lieu of Let's Make A Deal. According to Hollywood Junket, GSN's The Pyramid is staying true to the original Clark/Davidson format. In the main game, each celebrity/civilian team will have 30 seconds to guess seven clues correctly in each round. The "Mystery 7" and "7-11" bonuses have been replaced with a $500 main game bonus and a $5,000 bonus added to their "Winner's Circle" bonus round jackpot every time a team swept a round with seven correct clues. The "Winner's Circle" is played the same as in the original version with the exception of the elevated consolation dollar values on the Pyramid ($100, $200, $300, $400, $500, $750). A contestant who successfully conquers the Winner's Circle Pyramid could win as little as $10,000, or as much as $25,000. Although I'm going to miss the "Mystery 7" and Super Six bonuses, I'm looking forward to the premiere of GSN's revival of Pyramid. I hope the network will continue the legacy of the fast-paced, Emmy-award winning game show through the premiere of The Pyramid.

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