ABC picked up additional seasons of two shows that have become fixtures in the prime-time lineup: “The $100,000 Pyramid” and “Celebrity Family Feud.”
“Pyramid” was renewed for season three, with “Feud” picked up for a fourth season. The season three pickup of “Match Game” was previously announced, with Alec Baldwin set to return as host.
Michael Strahan, the “Good Morning America” co-anchor who hosts “The $100,000 Pyramid,” commented in the announcement: “Returning for season three definitely goes under the category ‘Things that are Awesome.’ It has been such an honor continuing the legacy of the legendary Dick Clark as host of ‘Pyramid.’ Looking forward to another season of giving away ABC’s money.”
ABC noted that “Pyramid” has been running No. 1 in its 10 p.m. time slot on Sundays this summer and retains 100% of its lead-in among adults 18-49.
“Celebrity Family Feud,” hosted by Steve Harvey, has been the most-watched show in Sunday’s 8 p.m. hour this summer.
Said Harvey: “The politically correct reason that ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ has struck a chord is because it’s a great show where people can play along at home and everyone can join in on the fun. The true reason it’s a success is because they went and got me to host. It’s been a blessing to host this show — I’m one of those people who loves what they’re doing.”