The $100,000 Pyramid Season 6 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

"The $100,000 Pyramid" first burst onto the scene in 2016 as a reboot of the 1973 original game show series "The $10,000 Pyramid." And at the helm of the fresh remake was none other than professional footballer turned television personality, Michael Strahan. "Game shows are having this big primetime comeback because you can sit with your kids and laugh with each other," Strahan told TV Insider ahead of the series debut. "It's safe, it's fun, and it's enjoyable," he continued. "People love to see celebrities and contestants become a team where they have to work together and not just for themselves. Once you start watching it, it's very addictive," the proud host added. 

In "The $100,000 Pyramid," two contestants are paired up with two celebrities, and the teams duke it out while competing in a series of word association games in an attempt to take home $100,000 big ones. Cha-ching! "For a lot of people, it used to be 'The $25,000 Pyramid,' so obviously inflation has pumped it up," Strahan joked. "But we didn't want to take away from the original because it was so good." But after five seasons, what's the deal on a Season 6 of the popular game show? Here's what we can tell fans so far! 

When will $100,000 Pyramid Season 6 air?

Set your DVRs, folks! Season 6 of "The $100,000 Pyramid" is on the horizon!

On April 7, the show announced on Twitter that they would be dropping Season 6 in summer 2022. "We're heading back to the Winner's Circle because The #100KPyramid is returning for Season 6! Tune in July 10 on ABC and Stream on Hulu!," the revelatory tweet read along with a video of host Michael Strahan dancing. While fans were probably delighted to hear the good news, it still might have come as a bit of a surprise. Per TV Series Finale, viewership for Season 5 waned, averaging a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.49 million viewers. That's down a whopping 30% in the demo and 21% in live and same-day ratings in comparison to Season 4. 

Still, Strahan is adamant that the secret to the show's success lies in its ability to provide good old-fashioned fun. "Laughter, excitement, a lot of money going out the door, but you know, to people who deserve it, and just fun. Fun! That's what this show is all about," Strahan told ABC7

Who can we expect to see on $100,000 Pyramid Season 6?

Have no fear. Host Michael Strahan is here!

Fans of "The $100,000 Pyramid" have come to know and love the game show's host Michael Strahan just as much as the show itself, and while it hasn't been explicitly confirmed, we are willing to bet that just like Season 6, Strahan will make a comeback as well. Ahead of Season 5 in 2021, Strahan told ABC7 that he "loved the environment" that the game show provided and that he would "keep on coming back as long as they want me." 

Aside from Strahan, however, viewers can also expect to see plenty more A-list celebrities. "If you want to see great game play, it's Rosie O'Donnell and Kathy Najimy," Strahan gushed to TV Insider in 2016. "Kathy was on the 'Pyramid' as a contestant years ago and won money—she said it paid her rent for a year. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, what a combination. They did the Justin Bieber roast last year and we decided they were so great on that, why wouldn't they be great together here? They proved it. Mario Batali was the most surprising because he is so smart and calm. He was like the surgeon of 'Pyramid'" he continued.

Michael Strahan has some big shoes to fill

Speaking of hosts, we would be absolutely remiss if we didn't mention another famous host of the series, late radio and television personality, Dick Clark. "I watched him and he's so great at it; I don't know if you can copy him," reigning host Michael Strahan said of his famous predecessor during an interview with TV Insider. "I watched more to see the tone of the show. Just like with everything, you've just got to be yourself," he added. 

Fortunately for Strahan, the fans have welcomed him with open arms. "I forgot how much I LOVE $100,000 pyramid as a game show. And while he'll never be Dick Clark, Michael Strahan does a nice job on the reboot," one viewer tweeted. Meanwhile, another wrote, "I'm such a nerd. $100,000 Pyramid is my all-time fave. Love @michaelstrahan so much! Didn't think anyone could match Dick Clark. You did it, Stray!"

RIP Dick Clark.