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The entire airing history of Pyramid in one picture.
Genre: Game show
Running Time: 24 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: March 26, 1973 – present
Network(s): The $10,000 Pyramid:
CBS (1973–1974)
ABC (1974–1976)
The $20,000 Pyramid:
ABC (1976–1980)
The $25,000 Pyramid:
Weekly syndication (1974–1979)
The $50,000 Pyramid:
Daily syndication (1981)
The (New) $25,000 Pyramid:
CBS (1982–87, 1988)
The $100,000 Pyramid:
Daily syndication (1985–1988, 1991)
ABC (2016–present)
Pyramid (2002):
Daily syndication (2002–2004)
The Pyramid (2012):
GSN (2012)
Created by: Bob Stewart
Starring: Dick Clark
Bill Cullen
John Davidson
Donny Osmond
Mike Richards
Michael Strahan
Episodes: 1,211 (1973–1988)
40 (2012)
52 (2016–present)

Pyramid is a long-running game show franchise created by Bob Stewart that has aired under several incarnations.

Why It Rocks

  1. Masterful hosting from Dick Clark. Other decent hosts include Donny Osmond, Mike Richards, and Michael Strahan.
  2. Catchy theme songs.
  3. Great-looking sets, except the 2002 version.
  4. A well-crafted format with challenging and engaging gameplay, especially in the tension-filled end game.
  5. Great cash prizes.
  6. Many great celebrity players over the years.
  7. Great announcing, whether it's Bob Clayton, Jack Clark, Johnny Gilbert, Charlie O'Donnell, J.D. Roberto, or Brad Abelle.

Bad Qualities

  1. John Davidson was a terrible host.
  2. The 2002 version was mediocre.
  3. While the 2012 version was much more faithful to the classic versions, some contestants and especially celebrities from this era were terrible at the game.