GSN to Honor Dick Clark With a Special Tribute and Additional Airings of '$25,000 Pyramid'

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April 19th, 2012

via press release:


Santa Monica, CA - April 18, 2012 - GSN (Game Show Network) will pay tribute to entertainment icon and "$25,000 Pyramid" host, Dick Clark, who passed away today. GSN will air an original remembrance of Clark during the network's broadcasts of "$25,000 Pyramid" over the next several days, and will add an additional hour of the show to its schedule this Saturday, April 21st.

GSN's special, original remembrance of Dick Clark will air during each of the following episodes of "$25,000 Pyramid" (all times Eastern):

· Thursday, April 19 at 3:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

· Friday, April 20 at 3:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and during all 10 episodes of GSN's 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. five-hour "$25,000 Pyramid" block

· Saturday, April 21 at 3:00a.m.,12:00 p.m., and 12:30 p.m.

  • Rob R

    The Pyramid was one of the best game shows of the 1970s and 1980s…..nothing was more exciting than their winner’s circle round.

  • AlcoholicsAnonymous

    Can someone tell me why they made the $100,000 pyramid? Just to spice things up right?

  • JR

    Loved $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid. Dick Clark was a great host/personality. R.I.P.

  • AppleStinx

    guest-clues: silver haired host… British host… irish-black-cuban-native american-asian-etc host… 24 hours… Ted Turner… blacks in America… latinos in America… calamities coverage…
    contestant: ahh… huh?
    guest-clues: low ratings…
    contestant: THINGS RELATED TO CNN!

    Winner! Winner! Winner!

  • CP

    The theme song was one of the best of all time!

  • Joseph

    The bonus round was one of the most suspenseful parts of any game show ever.

    BTW, Dick Clark wasn’t the only man to host “Pyramid” in the 1970’s. I believe Bill Cullen (another great pro) did a once-a-week version of “Pyramid” intended for early-evening broadcast.

  • Chris

    I really enjoyed the Pyramid shows back in the day and Dick Clark was a great host-R.I.P. It’s a classic game format and I really think it deserves a fair opportunity to be rebooted somewhere. IMO, Pyramid could easily be updated and I firmly believe that it would still be successful with audiences today in the 2010s, as long as the tried-and-true format from the ’70s and ’80s isn’t tinkered with like in the short-lived 2002-04 Donny Osmond version.

    Twice in the last few years, there were rumors that CBS was looking into bringing Pyramid back when they cancelled both GL and ATWT, but unfortunately they passed both times and went with Let’s Make a Deal and The Talk instead. And don’t you think that a Pyramid reboot (or any type of game show) would’ve been a far better option for ABC than The Revolution as a replacement for OLTL? If memory serves, Pyramid aired in the afternoons on ABC in the late ’70s (it moved to an earlier slot when the soaps all expanded to an hour), so it would’ve been like going full circle.

    Hopefully, sometime/somewhere in the not-too-distant future, Pyramid will get another chance on some network or in syndication. But of course, whoever ends up hosting will have pretty big shoes to fill. R.I.P. Dick Clark.

  • Dave

    I’m a mobile DJ and also announce baseball games. I tend to do a lot of crowd-interactive activities at games and gigs. I usually use various music from “The Price is Right” as background music for my contests, but as a tribute to Dick, I’ve used the $25,000 Pyramid” theme, this week. I’ve also done my show openings and closings with the “American Bandstand” theme.

    I’ve been really bummed since learning of his passing. In fact, I had just finished a gig when I heard it on the radio. As a DJ, myself, Dick was truly one of my idols and was one of my biggest influences. In fact, he is probably right at the top of that list. My “Beach Bum Oldies Party” is loaded with elements of “American Bandstand” and “Rock, Roll & Remember”– not because I was copying him, but as tribute to him. However, they do say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

    Now, one of the biggest regrets of my life is permanent. In this lifetime, I never had the opportunity to meet this fine gentleman and, now, I never will.

    Rest in peace, Dick, and congratulations on a life that was well lived. For now, so long.

  • Karen Burt

    Why are you showing Donny Osmond on Pyramid, instead of Dick Clark. I was very disappointed to see that Dick Clark is no longer on Pyramind. I do not like the new Pyramid.
    Karen Burt

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