More than a decade after its last run ended, "Pyramid" saw new life as a syndicated entry hosted by one-time teen heartthrob Donny Osmond. The basic premise was identical to the 1973 classic word association game: Two teams of two (a contestant and a celebrity partner) each try to convey words and/or phrases in any one of six categories. This time, they had just 20 seconds to guess six words correctly. As before the cluegiver could do anything short of saying the word itself to get his/her partner to say the word; the word can be passed on (and scored if they thought of it later), but if the cluegiver blurts out the essence of the word, the word is thrown out and the contestant can't score on it. One of the categories hid a "Super Six" card, which gave the contestant a bonus prize if all six words were guessed. Three go-arounds were played (the celebrity giving the clues the first time, the contestant the next time through and a choice of cluegivers in the final round). The contestant... Written by
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During the first season, original Pyramid host Dick Clark was a guest player along with game show queen Betty White during a week, called the "Dick Clark Challenge". It was the first time Dick was on the show since 1988 and the first time he was a Pyramid player since 1978. While Clark hosted the daytime version back then, he was a frequent player on the syndicated version of the '70s with Bill Cullen as host. See more »
A great revival of a popular game show that was sadly canceled....
I really love this version of the Pyramid Game Show. There were a lot of neat celebrities and great contestants during its run. I first caught a look at this version in early 2003 when it was on a local CBS station. It was wonderful and I was overjoyed to discover it. Donny Osmond was a wonderful host and he did a great job, as did Dick Clark back when he had the show. I was always excited to see the Winner's Circle rounds and the surprising wins. I was so sad to find out that it was going to be canceled after its second season, but I know now that sometimes revivals of certain game shows don't really last as long as their earlier predecessors. I was so lucky to have taped every episode of the show, and I can watch it anytime!!
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