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Match Game, Celebrity Family Feud and $100,000 Pyramid Renewed at ABC

Match Game, Celebrity Family Feud and $100,000 Pyramid Renewed at ABC
Survey says… ABC’s game-show revival lineup is a big winner.

Appearing at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Sunday, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey announced that Celebrity Family Feud has been renewed for a fourth season, while $100,000 Pyramid and Match Game have each been picked up for Season 3.

RelatedRenewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled?

Of ABC’s other “Fun & Games” entries, To Tell the Truth was previously renewed for Season 3 (to air this fall on Sundays at 8/7c, where it will lead into Shark Tank and then the Kyra Sedgwick-starring drama Ten
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‘Celebrity Family Feud,’ ‘$100,000 Pyramid’ Renewed by ABC

‘Celebrity Family Feud,’ ‘$100,000 Pyramid’ Renewed by ABC
ABC has renewed “Celebrity Family Feud” and “The $100,000 Pyramid.”

The renewals were announced Sunday after the network picked up an additional season of fellow summer game show “Match Game.”

“Returning for season three definitely goes under the category ‘Things that are Awesome,’” said “The $100,000 Pyramid” host Michael Strahan. “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.”

Steve Harvey, host of “Celebrity Family Feud,” added, “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.”

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'Celebrity Family Feud,' '$100,000 Pyramid' Renewed at ABC

ABC is bringing back its Sunday game night.

The Disney-owned network has renewed Celebrity Family Feud and The $100,000 Pyramid for their fourth and third seasons, respectively.

The announcement was made Sunday during ABC's portion of the Television Critics Association's summer press tour.

Both series are part of ABC's Sunday night branded Fun and Games block. Pyramid, hosted by Michael Strahan, has been a consistent performer in its 10 p.m. slot.

"Returning for season three definitely goes under the category ‘Things that are Awesome,’” Strahan said. “It has been such an honor continuing the legacy of the legendary Dick Clark...
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Michael Strahan Offers Parenting Advice for George Clooney and Beyoncé: Eventually, Twins 'Take Care of Themselves'

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Michael Strahan Offers Parenting Advice for George Clooney and Beyoncé: Eventually, Twins 'Take Care of Themselves'
Welcoming twins into the family means double the diaper duty, but also twice the fulfillment, according to Michael Strahan.

“I love being a father. It’s absolutely the most joy you’re going to have in your life,” Strahan, 45, told People Thursday in N.Y.C. before receiving a Father of the Year award from The National Father’s Day Committee. “It’s also the most stress you’re going to have.”

The former NFL player and current Good Morning America co-anchor has four children of his own: 12-year-old twins Isabella and Sophia, 22-year-old Michael Jr., and Tanita, 25.

“Everybody’s having twins,
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Fox Heats Up Summer With ‘Love Connection’ Revival for Modern Daters With Host Andy Cohen

Fox Heats Up Summer With ‘Love Connection’ Revival for Modern Daters With Host Andy Cohen
It’s before noon on a weekday in late March, and Andy Cohen walks out onto a massive set with possibly the most dramatic entrance ever. “Here’s your host, Andy Cohen!” the voiceover shouts, as the TV personality is unveiled from giant bridge that lowers as he graces the lit-up stage.

Though the environment is familiar to Cohen with a live audience and a cushy couch for conversation with guests, this is not “Watch What Happens Live.” Rather, the Bravo personality is taping an episode of “Love Connection,” the revival of the dating game show, which premieres Thursday night on Fox.

Love Connection” shot over a period of about one week, bringing the New York-based Cohen to Los Angeles to do what he does best: prod into people’s personal lives.

Within minutes of introducing the second contestant — whom Cohen dubbed “buff Jesus,” thanks to his large stature and long mane of silky hair — the host
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How A-List Talent Changed the Face of Reality TV

How A-List Talent Changed the Face of Reality TV
Fourteen years ago, the world was introduced to an unfamiliar host on a new reality show: Ryan Seacrest on “American Idol.”

Today, “American Idol” has sung its last tune and Seacrest is a global phenomenon. But in 2016, would he have even gotten his shot at fame?

In the highly competitive era of peak TV, the Big Four are taking fewer risks on unknown talent when it comes to unscripted programming, placing all their bets on A-listers.

The reality show lineup of the 2016-17 season is a who’s-who of superstars. Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking over you-know-who’s seat on “The New Celebrity Apprentice”; Alec Baldwin is hosting “Match Game”; Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys are spinning around in “The Voice’s” red chairs; Michael Strahan is hosting “$100,000 Pyramid”; Simon Cowell returned to the States with “America’s Got Talent”; and Steve Harvey is the face of three series with two more on the way.

“It
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Michael Strahan Reflects on His Journey from the NFL to Good Morning America

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Michael Strahan Reflects on His Journey from the NFL to Good Morning America
Michael Strahan never realized he could make it as a football player - let alone as a television host. His parents Gene and Louise Strahan, on the other hand, had no doubts about their son's potential. "I never knew I could accomplish so much," Strahan, 44, tells People in this week's issue. "But my parents never act surprised. They look at me as if there's no limit. That helped me feel like there's no limit."He's certainly proven that to be true. In addition to his new role as co-host of Good Morning America, he's also got a job hosting a
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My Match Game Celeb Dream Team — Plus, Alternates and Major Mismatches

My Match Game Celeb Dream Team — Plus, Alternates and Major Mismatches
From its shag-carpeted stairs to Alec Baldwin’s “skinny mic,” ABC’s Match Game revival has struck a nerve with my 1970s self.

RelatedMatch Game vs. $100,000 Pyramid: Which ABC Reboot Is Most Faithful?

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll oftentimes be force-fed my “live” reactions to the weekly proceedings (though I typically catch up on the treadmill on Monday nights), and if you ever wondered who’s yelling out “Fork???!?!” in TVLine’s TV Questions column, yep, that’s me.

Yet while the new Match Game‘s crop of civilian contestants has sometimes left something to
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$100,000 Pyramid: Season Two Renewal for ABC Game Show

This is no pyramid scheme. The $100,000 Pyramid TV show has been renewed for a second season on ABC. Hosted by Michael Strahan, celebrity guests on the first season of $100,000 Pyramid include: Ana Gasteyer, Randall Park, Alfonso Ribeiro, Sherri Shepherd, Martha Stewart, Bellamy Young, Anthony Anderson, Mario Batali, Anna Camp, Rachel Dratch, Snoop Dog, and 'Weird Al' Yankovic.ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey broke the news that ABC had picked up season two of the popular star-studded game show during today's TCA executive presentation.Read More…
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Will Gilmore Girls Hurt Black Friday? How Is Degrassi Pair Still Married? Wayward Signage? And More TV Qs

Will Gilmore Girls Hurt Black Friday? How Is Degrassi Pair Still Married? Wayward Signage? And More TV Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Stranger Things, The Fosters, Rizzoli & Isles and Wayward Pines!

1 | From Stranger Things Episode 5: Why didn’t Hopper contact Joyce right after he discovered that Will’s corpse was a fake?

RelatedStranger Things Season 2 Would Explore ‘Bigger Mythology’

2 | As great as it was to see the old Degrassi gang during Episode 500, was anyone else disappointed that Emma and Spinner were still married after that wacky TV-movie? Was it delusional to think Sean
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Burgers, Brew & Que: Season Three Coming to Food Network in September

Production has begun on the third season of Food Network's Burgers, Brew & 'Que TV show, hosted by The Chew's Chef Michael Symon. Season three of the food-centric roadtrip show is slated for a September 2016 premiere. This season, fans can catch extra restaurants not included during the episodes, exclusively in a new digital companion series on FoodNetwork.com/BurgersBrewQue.Special guests for Burgers, Brew & 'Que season three include: Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Chew co-host Mario Batali, Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly), Nick Lachey, and Michael Strahan ($100,000 Pyramid). In the upcoming third season, Symon will travel to restaurants in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Traverse City, Mi, and Washington, D.C.Read More…
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Big Stars Love TV So Much, They’re Even Hosting Game Shows Now

Big Stars Love TV So Much, They’re Even Hosting Game Shows Now
Remember when big-name stars didn’t want to do TV? Now they’re even clamoring for jobs as game show hosts.

Alec Baldwin (ABC’s “Match Game”), Taye Diggs (Fox’s “Hypnotize Me”), Jane Lynch (NBC’s “Celebrity Game Night”) and Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “To Tell the Truth”) are just some of the actors who now front major primetime game shows, in addition to their regular scripted work.

“You look at game shows from the 1970s and 1980s, they were somewhat cheesy,” Anderson said. “It’s different now. It’s a lot classier. It’s cool.”

Wayne Brady, who has hosted a “Let’s Make a Deal” revival for CBS since 2009, joked that “being a game show host was very much akin to being a local affiliate weatherman – and no offense to local affiliate weathermen, but there’s a stereotype.”

Read More: Common Joins the Game Show Circus

Indeed,
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Big Stars Love TV So Much, They’re Even Hosting Game Shows Now

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Big Stars Love TV So Much, They’re Even Hosting Game Shows Now
Remember when big-name stars didn’t want to do TV? Now they’re even clamoring for jobs as game show hosts.

Alec Baldwin (ABC’s “Match Game”), Taye Diggs (Fox’s “Hypnotize Me”), Jane Lynch (NBC’s “Celebrity Game Night”) and Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “To Tell the Truth”) are just some of the actors who now front major primetime game shows, in addition to their regular scripted work.

“You look at game shows from the 1970s and 1980s, they were somewhat cheesy,” Anderson said. “It’s different now. It’s a lot classier. It’s cool.”

Wayne Brady, who has hosted a “Let’s Make a Deal” revival for CBS since 2009, joked that “being a game show host was very much akin to being a local affiliate weatherman – and no offense to local affiliate weathermen, but there’s a stereotype.”

Read More: Common Joins the Game Show Circus

Indeed,
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The $100,0000 Pyramid Season One Ratings

There have been several incarnations of the Pyramid game show with the first one dating all the way back to March 1973. The $100,000 Pyramid version has run in syndication but hasn't been in primetime. Will this game show be a winner in the ratings for ABC? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

Hosted by Michael Strahan, The $100,000 Pyramid features celebrities teaming up with contestants to try to win a lot of cash by playing word association games. This season's celebrities include Jon Lovitz, Deion Sanders, Rosie O'Donnell, Kathy Najimy, Kevin Pollak, Niecy Nash, Bridget Moynahan, Rex Lee, Yvette Nicole Brown, Fred Willard, Joy Behar, John Michael Higgins, Steve Schirripa, Melissa Peterman, Teri Polo, Zachary Levi, Alfonso Ribeiro, Mario Batali, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Randall Park, Anna Camp, Terry Crews, Natasha Lyonne, Bellamy Young, Weird Al Yankovic, Tony Hale, Justin Long,
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Match Game vs. $100,000 Pyramid: Which ABC Reboot Is Most Faithful?

Match Game vs. $100,000 Pyramid: Which ABC Reboot Is Most Faithful?
With this Sunday’s simultaneous launch of $100,000 Pyramid and Match Game, ABC has upped its retro game show reboot roster to a full four shows, if one lumps in (Celebrity) Family Feud with the recently premiered To Tell the Truth.

RelatedSummer TV Schedule: 110+ Dates to Save in June and July

Celebrity Family Feud is now in its second season (and the “civilian” flavor has been in and out of syndicated TV), so there’s nothing much to discuss on that front — save for Kelli Pickler seemingly thinking the final round poses essay questions. To Tell the Truth meanwhile revived an oldie but goodie,
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Watch: Lance Bass Takes on a Starstruck Kellie Pickler on Celebrity Family Feud

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Watch: Lance Bass Takes on a Starstruck Kellie Pickler on Celebrity Family Feud
Lance Bass and country star Kellie Pickler are officially feuding. The stars and their families are competing against each other on Sunday's Celebrity Family Feud, and People has an exclusive clip from their matchup, which sees Pickler struggling to keep it together. "I love you," she tells Bass before (repeatedly) screaming with excitement. A shaking Pickler is so excited that when host Steve Harvey asks a question, she misses the mark buzzer, exclaiming, "I missed the button!" In a separate episode airing Sunday, NeNe Leakes and her family goes head-to-head with the family of actor Ernie Hudson. Related Video: Exclusive
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TV News Roundup: Summer Premieres Set for ‘Running Wild,’ Patti Stanger’s ‘Million Dollar Matchmaker’

TV News Roundup: Summer Premieres Set for ‘Running Wild,’ Patti Stanger’s ‘Million Dollar Matchmaker’
Patti Stanger returns for “Million Dollar Matchmaker” in July, NBC’s “Better Late Than Never” gets a premiere date, and Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg compete for $100,000 in today’s TV news roundup.

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Patti Stanger is moving her love advice from Bravo to We tv for a new series, “Million Dollar Matchmaker,” premiering July 8 at 10 p.m.

Each episode features two wealthy clients checking into the Harrah’s Resort Southern California where they embark on their “love lesson,” custom tailored challenges designed by Patti and her team to reveal what they are doing wrong. Patti then meets one-on-one with each millionaire for a “reality check,” an in-depth review of his or her surprise date, where she delivers her particular brand of tough love,. Finally, Patti will introduce each high-profile client to her two matches. If all goes well, the millionaire and his or her potential match will be on
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The $100,000 Pyramid: Scandal, Veep Stars Among Celebrity Competitors

The $100,000 Pyramid: Scandal, Veep Stars Among Celebrity Competitors
ABC’s reboot of The $100,000 Pyramid won’t lack for star power, counting among its celebrity competitors Scandal’s Bellamy Young and Veep’s Tony Hale.

RelatedSummer TV Schedule: 110+ Dates to Save in June and July

The two won’t square off in an Oval Office showdown, however. The line-up of celebs who’ll be paired with civilian contestants for the Michael Strahan-hosted game show’s 10-episode run (kicking off Sunday, June 26) looks like this:

Sherri Shepherd vs. black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson

• Rosie O’Donnell vs. Kathy Najimy

Ana Gasteyer vs. fellow Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch

Good Morning America
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Alec Baldwin-Hosted ‘Match Game’ to Cap ABC’s Sunday Summer Gameshow Lineup

Alec Baldwin-Hosted ‘Match Game’ to Cap ABC’s Sunday Summer Gameshow Lineup
ABC is betting big on gameshows this summer, on Thursday adding a revival of “The Match Game” hosted by Alec Baldwin to its slate.

Sundays in particular will be heavy on classic game reboots, with the network creatings what it’s calling a “Sunday Fun & Games Block.” Following encores of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC’s Sunday lineup starting June 26 will feature the Steve Harvey-hosted “Celebrity Family Feud” at 8 p.m., the Michael Strahan-fronted “$100,000 Pyramid” at 9 and now “Match Game” at 10.

Match Game,” produced by FremantleMedia North America, is a panel gameshow that features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in the missing blank. It will be executive produced by Alec Baldwin and Fmna’s Jennifer Mullin. ABC ordered 10 hourlong installments.

“I am beyond grateful to ABC and FremantleMedia for the chance to host a summer series of the legendary ‘Match Game,
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To Tell the Truth, $100,000 Pyramid: ABC Game Show Reboots Coming in June

Are you game? ABC is. The network is reviving two classic TV game shows, To Tell the Truth and $100,000 Pyramid. To Tell the Truth premieres Tuesday, June 14, with a sneak peek at 8:00pm, before settling into its regular 10:00pm time slot, later that evening. Black-ish star Anthony Anderson hosts the show. Celebrity panelists include Jalen Rose, Betty White, and NeNe Leakes.

Michael Strahan, who is leaving Live! With Kelly and Michael for a full-time slot on the network's Good Morning America TV show, was announced as the $100,000 Pyramid host, back in January. The all-new $100,000 Pyramid is executive-produced by Michael Strahan, Constance Schwartz, and Vin Rubino.

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