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CBS Replacing 'As the World Turns' With 'Pyramid'?

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 12th 2010 9:30AM
The Wayne Brady-hosted 'Let's Make a Deal' revival that replaced 'Guiding Light' has been a hit for CBS, and now, the network is cooking up another classic game show remake to replace another departing soap opera.

'As the World Turns' leaves the CBS daytime line-up in September after 54 years, and the network has ordered a pilot for a remake of 'Pyramid' as a possible replacement. 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' producer Michael Davies will produce the remake, based on the Dick Clark-hosted game show that first hit airwaves in 1973.The Wayne Brady-hosted 'Let's Make a Deal' revival that replaced 'Guiding Light' has been a hit for CBS, and now, the network is cooking up another classic game show remake to replace another departing soap opera.

'As the World Turns' leaves the CBS daytime line-up in September after 54 years, and the network has ordered a pilot for a remake of 'Pyramid' as a possible replacement. 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' producer Michael Davies will produce the remake, based on the Dick Clark-hosted game show that first hit airwaves in 1973.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, CBS is also likely to order at least one more game show pilot as a potential 'ATWT' substitute. Before putting 'Let's Make a Deal' on the schedule as the 'GL' replacement last fall, the network had also shot pilots for re-dos of 'The Dating Game' and 'Pyramid.'

The 2009 'Pyramid' pilot featured 'Lois & Clark' star Dean Cain as the host, and upped the maximum prize contestants could win to a whopping $1 million. No details yet on a host or prize amount for the 2010 remake, but the show will follow the same general format of 'Pyramids' past, in which contestants are paired with celebs to guess a series of themed words or phrases.

If the new 'Pyramid' is chosen as the 'ATWT' replacement, it would be the fifth incarnation of the series to air, after the original Clark version, as well as remakes hosted by Bill Cullen, John Davidson and, from 2002-04, Donny Osmond.

Meanwhile, the 'As the World Turns' series finale is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2010.

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cguy1943

Another soap bites the dust. ATWT and Guiding Light gone. Now I can turn off CBS after The Young & the Restless and have even more time to do other things in the afternoon. I'm still trying to believe that people prefer that stupid Let's Make a Deal to just about anything else CBS could put on. Goes to show you the mentality of the viewing public.

September 20 2010 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
louiesmar

CBS doesn't care what their viewers think. Regardless of whether or not millions of people have enjoyed ATWT, they're replacing it with another tired old game show. Their evening lineup includes DAILY CSI's or murder cases or some ridiculous psychic show. I watch very little on CBS now and will watch less when the Pyramid comes on. (again.)

May 15 2010 at 5:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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