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Michael Strahan Joins the Game Show Host Circuit, Which Is Apparently Becoming a Black Man’s Domain

Michael Strahan Joins the Game Show Host Circuit, Which Is Apparently Becoming a Black Man's Domain

ABC is reviving “The $100,000 Pyramid” game show for a 10-episode primetime run this summer, with Michael Strahan hosting (the late Dick Clark was the host of the original series’ run).

As nreported by our friends at Vulture, who broke the news, this will mark the first time the game show will air as a weekly primetime series; previously, it was primarily a daytime program.

“The $10,000 Pyramid” debuted in 1973, and spawned seven subsequent “Pyramid” series. The game featured two contestants, each paired with a celebrity. Players attempt to guess a series of words or phrases based on descriptions given to them by their teammates.

Dick Clark is the host most commonly associated with the show, having hosted every incarnation from 1973–88. The most recent edition of the series, GSN’s “The Pyramid,” was hosted by Mike Richards and aired for a single forty-episode season before it was cancelled in 2012.

Strahan joins the ranks of other relatively new black male game show hosts – Cedric the Entertainer (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”), succeeded by Terry Crews for the 2014–2015 season of “Millionaire;” Wayne Brady (“Let’s Make a Deal”); Steve Harvey (“Family Feud”); Alfonso Ribeiro (“Catch 21,” “Spell-Mageddon”); Anthony Anderson (“To Tell The Truth”); Common (“Framework”); Donald Faison (“WINSANITY”); and maybe others I’m not aware of.

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Mr strahan please take the pics of u and ex ms murphy down. We want to see current pics


"Black Man’s Domain"?How irresponsible of you. How a bout a man that continues to be in the right place at the right time. How about a man who appear to be comfortable in his own skin and continues to take advantage of opportunities that are presented to him. More offensive verbage. Just what the world needs.


@CPEEZY, Strahan’s success is quite obvious. He is incredibly charismatic and very good at his job. Average my fanny. He elevated Kelly’s show and now they’re best duo in showbiz.


Love Michael! He’s talented, smart, funny, charismatic, gorgeous and enjoyable to watch, "every woman’s dream". What a man! Hi Michael ;).


Not sure what Strahan is doing to get all this work but god bless him. I’m not saying he’s bad at what he does but he’s hardly great at it. But for some reason Hollywood continues to book him for hosting gigs and skill wise he’s very average!

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