Recently, one of the old-school favorites, 100,000 Pyramid, came back to the primetime TV world. The original game show debuted in 1973 and there have been multiple versions over the last few decades. The newest version stars Michael Strahan as the host.
On the 100,000 Pyramid, contestants work with celebrity guests to guess a series of words or phrases that their teammate gives them them. If someone accidentally says part of the answer when giving the clue, they automatically lose the chance to win that point. Halfway through the show, the celebrities and contestants switch places which gives each contestant an opportunity to play on a team with both celebrities. There are six categories in total and if the contestant wins, the grand prize potential is $100,000.
There are 2 celebrities and 2 contestants competing over 2 rounds. During the 1st round, the 4 compete until 2 (one celebrity and one contestant) go the winner's circle so the contestant can try to win $50,000. While in the winner's circle, 6 correct answers in 60 seconds equal $50,000. After the first trip to the winner's circle, contestants swap celebrities and go another 3 attempts for another try in the winner's circle. It's kind of cool because splitting the $100,000 up into 2 rounds allows each contestant 2 opportunities to win prize money. In addition to the prize money, there is usually a "Mystery 7" and if the contestant guesses all of the correct answers within 30 seconds, they win a trip.
The newest reboot is pretty funny. Host Michael Strahan does a good job of keeping the show lively and upbeat. The new categories are modern but most everyone can relate.
$100,000 comes on the ABC Network. You can find past episodes on ABC On Demand. The On Demand episodes are roughly 48 minutes because 2 episodes are combined into one and there are very few, if any, commercials.
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