Michael Strahan returns to host the second season of “$100,000 Pyramid,” premiering Sunday (9 p.m.) on ABC.
Final season, “Pyramid” joined “Match Sport” and “To Inform the Reality” as ABC’s entree into the nighttime game-show style; the checklist grows this summer time with “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” (June 11) and “The Gong Present” (June 22).
Strahan, 45, answered some questions concerning the new season of “Pyramid,” which he shot over a two-week interval whereas juggling his co-hosting gig on “Good Morning America.”
What was your schedule like whereas capturing “Pyramid”?
Essentially the most [shows] we ever shot on sooner or later was 4, on a Saturday, as a result of I didn’t work that day [on ‘GMA’]. On the opposite days, I’d shoot ‘GMA,’ go away and go to the gymnasium and bathe and get set to start out capturing ‘Pyramid.’ We’d shoot two episodes, take a break and have lunch, and shoot one other episode. It’s vital for us to maintain the power up for every present.
Did you make any changes for Season 2?
I believe the most important adjustment — and it’s not even actually an adjustment — however I believe the factor that’s most likely noticeable in Season 2 is that it’s a a lot funnier season. I believe I’m extra snug and the crew is extra snug and … we simply go in and have enjoyable. The present may be very energetic and that’s what I really like about this season.
‘The sport is the star, and we don’t need to tamper with the star.’
– Michael Strahan
Any adjustments to the sport itself?
The sport is just about the identical because it was final season. Previously, we had Dick Clark internet hosting [‘Pyramid’] after which just a few different instances they introduced the sport again however received away from true essence of the sport. That’s what we at all times need to protect — the true feeling and which means of the sport. It doesn’t require so that you can get too fancy. The sport is the star, and we don’t need to tamper with the star.
Why do suppose prime time recreation reveals are so standard?
I don’t know. Truthfully, I believe that all the things has its cycle and run, and these reveals have at all times been there. They’re one thing acquainted from after we have been youngsters. They’re secure, and most of all they’re one thing you are able to do with your loved ones. As a dad or mum it’s possible you’ll not need to watch a youngsters present and as a child you most likely don’t need to watch an enormous, severe grownup present. Right here’s one thing you each can watch collectively.
Your manufacturing firm [SMAC Entertainment] is increasing.
Our latest mission is [the game show] “The Joker’s Wild.” Snoop Dogg is definitely internet hosting that one, in the event you can imagine it. That comes up in August [on TBS]. Snoop got here on “Pyramid” final yr and mentioned his favourite present as a child was “The Joker’s Wild,” that he remembered watching it along with his grandmother. He mentioned, “I’d love to try this present” and we talked to Sony about that and so they have been receptive and it was purchased.