This in today from The New York Magazine’s Vulture column: CBS has hired sitcom star, comedian, Andy Richter to host the pilot for a revamped version of Pyramid, which the network is considering to As the World Turns in September.
CBS originally developed a Pyramid remake last year but ended up going with Let’s Make a Deal with Wayne Brady instead. However, CBS still liked the idea and is now giving Sony Pictures Television and Davies the chance to try the concept again. The network has had success rebooting old game shows with comedians, whether it’s Drew Carey on The Price Is Right or the allegedly funny Brady. And Richter could also bring in the younger, hipper audience that previous Pyramid host Donny Osmond somehow just couldn’t attract.
However, Pyramid is still competing with other projects for the As the World Turns slot. Another potential project is a View-like talk show co-hosted by Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Holly Robinson Peete!