'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.


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  • Nate

    Do something new! These old recycled ideas are very, very sad.

  • JonSea31

    Yeah, a revival of Press Your Luck would be really cool! GSN (Game Show Network just recently pulled the reruns of Press Your Luck this past Monday, and I think, after nearly a quarter of a century without a Press Your Luck on the regular CBS schedule, we are long overdue for a revival. Even if they do use the board similar to Game Show Marathon back in 2006, but as long as they recycle Whammy animations from the 1980s version – including the 10 of them that have not been shown on the GSN reruns at all, then I would record and watch it in a heartbeat!
    As for $25K Pyramid, I think the reruns on GSN would beat a revival any day. But I’m cancelling my GSN subscription this weekend due to lack of appealing variety on the schedule. It really is sad how GSN has made a change for the worst in recent days, and I can’t wait to find out whether or not Press Your Luck will be revived.

  • sue

    yeh fast money everyone dreams of it. Follow the money and that’s the answer to everything. Not

  • Lisa Brooks

    Great!!!I hope they do. Pyramid is one of the best game shows on TV and we need
    more of them and less of talk
    shows and soap operas. Donny
    Osmond is a joy!

    • Julian

      Im so glad i found you guys. Its so great you started a chess club here in Greenpoint.Count me in!Please put me on the miliang list.I am there.See you tues. Looking frward .BestMike

    • Pablo

      amused: Of course it’s only a few guys. There aren’t 8 vtciae Baylor guys, there’s, maybe, four. And they’re students just like us. This is midterm season, and maybe, just maybe, being there for your constant specific amusement isn’t what they’re (maybe) getting scholarship money for. They don’t have to even have this site, which I will admit I’ve spent way too much time on. But they do. There’s a thin line between constructive criticism and petulant demands. Consider it?NSP

  • lg

    Urgh I am still sick over the cancellation of Guiding Light! Replacing it with Pyramid? Thank goodness I’m not actually subjected to daytime TV. No one on the planet wants to DVR a stupid game show!

  • El Coyote

    What happened CBS ? Didn’t Michelle like Guiding Light ?

  • snowqueen

    In regards to replacing the Guilding Light with the 25k Pyramid…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Jessica

    Are you kidding me? They are replacing a beloved longtime soap opera with a stupid game show? This is criminal.

  • Bev Crawford

    Get real..they are like a second family to many people who have watched for years.
    TURN THE LIGHT BACK ON…there are enough dumb game/reality shows

  • Susan

    What gets me is no one from the Neilsons or CBS has ever asked if I watch the show. Since 1981 my loyalty has never been counted and now we get another brainless game show or reality show. Enough already. Game shows are a ripoff and ESCAPING reality is why we watch TV!
    Turn the light back on!

  • Kate

    Oh my. Talk about forward thinking and cutting edge, CBS. You cancel a show that is literally reinventing the genre in front of our eyes, garnering publicity and kudos everywhere, and simmering the first real supercouple of the 21st century. And you’re going to replace it with a retread of a game show that ran its course decades ago?
    Uhm, why????

  • Lynn

    This is so unbearably cheesy. I hate game shows.

  • vicki

    Are you crazy to let this good soap to go bye. I really thing this should stay and not the one you are going replace.
    Please to try and keep.

  • Renee

    I have watched Guiding Light for 35 years, and have never tired of the show. I agree with Kate on the new format potential. Let’s get real, game shows are cheaper and that is the bottom line. Fan preferences are not a part of this decision. Down with another brainless game or reality show.

    • Ripudaman

      you gotta be kidding there are many, many gihnts far more dangerous than drinking a soft drink. Joining the military, sun tans, working the night shift in any retail store, living in a large city, while many people smoke a pack of cigarettes a day..I know of nobody who ever drank 20 cokes a day and besides Coke is´╗┐ 90% WATER

  • Rosie

    I will not watch CBS daytime TV once GL goes of the air!!!

    • Ataide

      Besides being a glass artist, I help run a small asatrin gallery and we’re having a sign design contest involving the local area high school students. We’re asking them to design a new sign for outside our store and giving prizes for the top 2 designs. The winner will have the opportunity to actually paint the sign and can invite a few of their friends to help and we’ll hold a pizza party for them while they do. We’ll invite his/her family to an evening celebration, write them a letter of recommendation and publish the contest on our website, blog etc .I think this event if press worthy and will actually be sending out a release this week.This is great info, I’ve actually been using a very similar approach to a press release; the only difference is that the contact info is at the bottom. I only started a few weeks ago but already succeeded in getting one event in the local papers.Best, Nancy

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