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Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: itiparanoid13 on July 07, 2008, 06:22:21 PM
GSN just sent out the advanced schedules through July 28th.  They picked up the rights to both seasons of Donny Osmond's Pyramid.  It'll air weekdays at 6:00PM replacing Russian Roulette.  They changed up a few other things as well.  Catch 21 will be rerun weekdays at 10:00PM, Pyramid will be shown at 10:30PM, Lingo at 11:00PM, and Whammy! at 11:30PM.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: tpirfan28 on July 07, 2008, 06:28:48 PM
And yet, $25,000 Pyramid sits on the shelf.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: clemon79 on July 07, 2008, 06:37:12 PM
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'190076\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 03:28 PM\']
And yet, $25,000 Pyramid sits on the shelf.
[/quote]
Ultimately, any Pyramid is better than no Pyramid.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on July 07, 2008, 06:42:10 PM
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'190074\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 05:22 PM\']It'll air weekdays at 6:00PM replacing Russian Roulette.[/quote]Didn't Ion air it at this exact same time?  Didn't it flop there as well?
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: TheInquisitiveOne on July 07, 2008, 07:23:10 PM
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'190079\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 05:37 PM\']
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'190076\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 03:28 PM\']
And yet, $25,000 Pyramid sits on the shelf.
[/quote]
Ultimately, any Pyramid is better than no Donny Pyramid.
[/quote]

Fixed that for you. :)

The Inquisitive One

/please don't fail me...
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: BrandonFG on July 07, 2008, 07:47:55 PM
[quote name=\'TheInquisitiveOne\' post=\'190091\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 07:23 PM\']
Fixed that for you. :)

The Inquisitive One

/please don't fail me...
[/quote]
No fail, but I'll admit the show was fairly tolerable. However, it lacked a lot in drama, and tried to make up for it with rave lighting. With a smoother format, consistent judging, and better writing ("What Donny Osmond's Podium Might Say" is a horrible category), it would've worked. Oh yeah, and the tournament was awful.

Wouldn't hurt to get a brighter set and distinct theme song. I still say the show could be back in the next 10 years, but they really need to go back to the drawing board, and watch some Clark episodes.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: TLEberle on July 07, 2008, 09:10:04 PM
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'190096\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 04:47 PM\']No fail, but I'll admit the show was fairly tolerable. [/quote] Oh man, you must have been smoking the potent stuff if Pyramid 2002 was 'tolerable.' ;)

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but they really need to go back to the drawing board, and watch some Clark episodes.
I can see trying to 'modernize' the show, but there are some things that changed for no good reason, and really, violate the rules of Good Game Shows (to wit: have a score display on screen, keep a static shot on the playing team, and have a tournament that builds to a climactic finish instead of "Time's up; the player in the wings just won $100,000!")
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Don Howard on July 07, 2008, 09:35:27 PM
[quote name=\'TLEberle\' post=\'190107\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 09:10 PM\']
Oh man, you must have been smoking the potent stuff if Pyramid 2002 was 'tolerable.' ;)
[/quote]
I thought it was, but from 2002-04, I was still drinking heavily and the program ran in my area at 1:37am.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Jay Temple on July 07, 2008, 11:52:34 PM
I got my first DVD recorder for Christmas 2004, so I view this as a chance to replace second- and third-generation copies with OB's, nothing more.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: snowpeck on July 07, 2008, 11:57:26 PM
A sort of semi-off topic question for Alex... do you get the same PDFs that the Perf has been posting on his site?  I'm only asking since his site is going down next month and I find those to be a great resource.  

/Trying to not be one of those demanding people...
//Don't hurt me...

Greg
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Jay Temple on July 08, 2008, 12:41:44 AM
[quote name=\'TLEberle\' post=\'190107\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 08:10 PM\']the rules of Good Game Shows (to wit: SNIP have a tournament that builds to a climactic finish instead of "Time's up; the player in the wings just won $100,000!")
[/quote]
You forgot the bigger rule: When you call it a $100,000 Tournament, someone had damn well better win $100,000!
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: aaron sica on July 08, 2008, 10:19:14 AM
[quote name=\'snowpeck\' post=\'190148\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 11:57 PM\']
/Trying to not be one of those demanding people...
//Don't hurt me...

Greg
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Naw...Since your request came in that form and not something like "Pleez keep giving me copies of the GSN schedules becuz I need them to live OMGBBQ!!!!!!!!11111111" I think it looks ok :)

/Not to mention you asked a question I'd been wondering as well
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: itiparanoid13 on July 08, 2008, 10:51:56 AM
[quote name=\'snowpeck\' post=\'190148\' date=\'Jul 7 2008, 11:57 PM\']
A sort of semi-off topic question for Alex... do you get the same PDFs that the Perf has been posting on his site?  I'm only asking since his site is going down next month and I find those to be a great resource.  

/Trying to not be one of those demanding people...
//Don't hurt me...

Greg
[/quote]

I do yes, and I'll be posting them whenever he's done.  It's not demanding at all, I'll seriously take any suggestions for additions.  We just got the July 21st and July 28th PDF schedules.  If he doesn't get those up by the end of this week I'll throw them up somewhere.  We haven't gotten PDFs in ages (except for those most recent ones) because Thursday is a big press event.


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Naw...Since your request came in that form and not something like "Pleez keep giving me copies of the GSN schedules becuz I need them to live OMGBBQ!!!!!!!!11111111" I think it looks ok :)

I have gotten a few of those, too, haha.  Incidentally two of those emails came from the same people who yelled at me for, you know, being out of town and enjoying parties with friends and family on the Fourth.  Some readers really don't like when you have a life apparently.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Joe Mello on July 08, 2008, 11:02:05 AM
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'190193\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 10:51 AM\']Incidentally two of those emails came from the same people who yelled at me for, you know, being out of town and enjoying parties with friends and family on the Fourth.  Some readers really don't like when you have a life apparently.[/quote]
If they can't have one, neither can you?
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: BillCullen1 on July 08, 2008, 12:34:46 PM
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'190155\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 12:41 AM\']
You forgot the bigger rule: When you call it a $100,000 Tournament, someone had damn well better win $100,000!  [/quote]

Survey says - DING DING DING - number one answer.

Donnymid had its good and bad points. Donny was the best thing about the show, the rules, judging and the "six in twenty seconds" was the worst, IMO.  At least we'll get to see the shows where Betty White and Dick Clark played against each other. They showed the young'uns how it should be done.

Hey, at least they're not putting on John Davidson's version of Pyramid - talk about a version that's unwatchable. The one show where Davidson said "You need seven to tie, and eight to win." They had to yell at him that they could only tie, not win. If you're going to host a show, LEARN THE RULES!!! At least Donny knew the rules. 'Nuff said.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: catnap1972 on July 08, 2008, 12:50:44 PM
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'190155\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 12:41 AM\']

You forgot the bigger rule: When you call it a $100,000 Tournament, someone had damn well better win $100,000!
[/quote]

Since I didn't watch religiously when it was originally on, what in the hell was the story with that?
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Kevin Prather on July 08, 2008, 01:48:54 PM
[quote name=\'catnap1972\' post=\'190212\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 09:50 AM\']
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'190155\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 12:41 AM\']

You forgot the bigger rule: When you call it a $100,000 Tournament, someone had damn well better win $100,000!
[/quote]

Since I didn't watch religiously when it was originally on, what in the hell was the story with that?
[/quote]
The $100,000 tournament, in one of it's several different formats, only allowed for the contestant's total lifetime earnings to exceed $100,000. It consisted of a $25,000 semifinal and a $50,000 final. That plus your initial $25,000 win gives you $100,000. Note that there's no guarantee the semifinal and final WCs will be won...
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Jay Temple on July 08, 2008, 01:58:36 PM
They actually only had two formats, twice each.

Six players:
Each pair of players plays two games. You play for $25,000 for one win, $75,000 for the second. If no one won that way, the best time for $25K was the winner. Both times, it was decided in that manner. However, if two players had each won the $100K in the former manner, they'd both be winners.

Four players:
Each pair of players plays two games, and each trip is worth $25K. The top winners from those two days face each other on day three, and each trip is worth $50K. No one won $100K either of the times they did this, but conceivably one could have won more.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: TonicBH on July 09, 2008, 02:40:16 PM
Ugh. Couldn't they have just aired the same damn $100K season they ran into the ground instead? At least I could watch good Pyramid as opposed to the horrible-ness of Donnymid.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Don Howard on July 09, 2008, 03:39:30 PM
[quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'190209\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 12:34 PM\']
the "six in twenty seconds" was the worst[/quote]
For me, 6 in 20 was actually an improvement, seeing how often 7 in 30 was nailed on The (New) $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: ChuckNet on July 16, 2008, 09:47:04 PM
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'190227\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 01:58 PM\']
They actually only had two formats, twice each.

Six players:
Each pair of players plays two games. You play for $25,000 for one win, $75,000 for the second. If no one won that way, the best time for $25K was the winner. Both times, it was decided in that manner. However, if two players had each won the $100K in the former manner, they'd both be winners.[/quote]

Which was pretty anticlimactic, especially b/c of the aforementioned outcome both times this format was used.

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Four players:
Each pair of players plays two games, and each trip is worth $25K. The top winners from those two days face each other on day three, and each trip is worth $50K. No one won $100K either of the times they did this, but conceivably one could have won more.

Not to mention the 3rd tournament didn't even have a $50K win in the finals (kinda like Trump Card's season-ending $100K tourney, where the grand prize could only be claimed by winning the bonus round in the finals, which didn't happen).

Chuck Donegan (The Illustrious "Chuckie Baby")
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: TLEberle on July 16, 2008, 10:00:50 PM
[quote name=\'Kevin Prather\' post=\'190223\' date=\'Jul 8 2008, 10:48 AM\']The $100,000 tournament, in one of it's several different formats, only allowed for the contestant's total lifetime earnings to exceed $100,000. It consisted of a $25,000 semifinal and a $50,000 final. That plus your initial $25,000 win gives you $100,000. Note that there's no guarantee the semifinal and final WCs will be won...[/quote]No, but a contestant who won all six Winner's Circle rounds would have won $175,000, since the $25,000 semi-final and $50,000 championship prizes were up for grabs in each half of the show.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: bwood on July 25, 2008, 07:48:06 PM
I think it's funny that GSN is leaving in the references to "pyramidgameshow.com" when typing that in now takes you to the ION TV website.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: TroubadourNando on July 27, 2008, 08:47:17 PM
Eh.... it's definitely not the classic that, say, $20,000 Pyramid (my personal favorite) was, but I enjoy Donnymid enough on its own. It's something other than another airing of Family Feud or Dog Eat Dog.

I always did like their slick graphic package, if nothing else.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: The Pyramids on July 28, 2008, 07:26:20 PM
[quote name=\'TroubadourNando\' post=\'192296\' date=\'Jul 27 2008, 07:47 PM\']
Eh.... it's definitely not the classic that, say, $20,000 Pyramid (my personal favorite) was, but I enjoy Donnymid enough on its own. It's something other than another airing of Family Feud or Dog Eat Dog.

I always did like their slick graphic package, if nothing else.
[/quote]


The entire production was way better looking then say Karn 'Feud' which it ran concurrently with. Then and now I like this remake.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: rwalker on August 14, 2008, 07:20:14 PM
We'll get at least a couple hours of Clark one of those upcoming marathons. Looks like the skeds on Buzzer are showing 1983. What the heck?
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Jay Temple on August 15, 2008, 01:33:17 PM
[quote name=\'PaulD\' post=\'192497\' date=\'Jul 28 2008, 06:26 PM\']
[quote name=\'TroubadourNando\' post=\'192296\' date=\'Jul 27 2008, 07:47 PM\']
Eh.... it's definitely not the classic that, say, $20,000 Pyramid (my personal favorite) was, but I enjoy Donnymid enough on its own. It's something other than another airing of Family Feud or Dog Eat Dog.

I always did like their slick graphic package, if nothing else.
[/quote]


The entire production was way better looking then say Karn 'Feud' which it ran concurrently with. Then and now I like this remake.
[/quote]
If the worst version of a show is only this bad, the show's had a pretty damn good history.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: rwalker on August 20, 2008, 06:18:56 PM
Was the Dick Clark challenge in 2002 or 2003? I would like to catch it again, just for the heck of it.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Jay Temple on August 22, 2008, 09:05:30 AM
November 2002
It's one of the events I'm waiting to see on the .pdf's.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: BrandonFG on August 22, 2008, 02:57:44 PM
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' post=\'194809\' date=\'Aug 22 2008, 09:05 AM\']
November 2002
It's one of the events I'm waiting to see on the .pdf's.
[/quote]
And IIRC, it happened the week of Thanksgiving, and was a three-day event.

/Or was the tournament during Thanksgiving week?
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: Ian Wallis on August 22, 2008, 04:07:30 PM
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And IIRC, it happened the week of Thanksgiving, and was a three-day event.

/Or was the tournament during Thanksgiving week?

Nov 25, 26 and 27, 2002.
Title: GSN Picks Up Pyramid
Post by: rwalker on August 22, 2008, 04:59:06 PM
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' post=\'194834\' date=\'Aug 22 2008, 04:07 PM\']
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And IIRC, it happened the week of Thanksgiving, and was a three-day event.

/Or was the tournament during Thanksgiving week?

Nov 25, 26 and 27, 2002.
[/quote]


Cool beans, barring any changes, sounds like it'll be last week of September, roughly.