ABC Renews Summer Fun & Games Lineup


ABC has picked up new seasons of seven game shows from its Summer Fun & Games lineup, including The $100,000 Pyramid, which is returning for its fifth run.

The $100,000 Pyramid is a word-association game in which two celebrities and their partners face off in a race against the clock to make it to the winner’s circle and take home $100,000. Michael Strahan hosts.

Other renewed shows include Card Sharks (season two), Celebrity Family Feud (season six), Match Game (season five), Press Your Luck (season two), To Tell the Truth (season five), and the second season of Holey Moley.

Card Sharks, produced by Fremantle, is a game where one turn of a playing card can make you a winner or a loser. Celebrity Family Feud, meanwhile, is hosted by Steve Harvey and features celebrities, along with their immediate family members or their extended TV families, going head to head in a contest to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions posed to 100 people for a chance to win money for a charity of their choice.

Holey Moley is an extreme mini-golf competition series executive produced by NBA superstar Stephen Curry, with Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore serving as color and play-by-play commentators, respectively. Additionally, three classic game shows have been reimagined for a modern audience and now feature famous hosts: Match Game is fronted by Alec Baldwin, Press Your Luck is hosted by Elizabeth Banks and To Tell the Truth features Anthony Anderson.

“Summer has become synonymous with ABC’s Fun & Games brand,” said Rob Mills, senior VP of alternative series, specials and late night at ABC Entertainment. “To have these shows return is a testament to their strength, and the excitement and fun they bring each week. These are legit star-studded shows that celebrate everything we love about the spirit of competition. Thanks to them and The Bachelorette, we dominated summer and are doubling down on next year.”