Eye has had success in utilizing comedians, rather than old-fashioned big-grinned hosts, to emcee its gamers. Drew Carey, of course, took over for Bob Barker on "The Price is Right," while its new "Let's Make a Deal" is hosted by Wayne Brady.
Last year, Eye, Sony Pictures TV and exec producer Michael Davies shot two "Pyramid" pilots, one with "Lois and Clark" star Dean Cain and another with Tim Vincent. CBS ultimately picked up "Let's Make a Deal" instead of "Pyramid" to fill the hour left over when "Guiding Light" was canceled.
Now, the network is in the midst of another daytime bakeoff, as "As the World Turns" spins no more. "Pyramid" is back in contention, as is a show starring Emeril Lagasse, and a "View"-esque gabber (centering on parenting issues) starring Julie Chen and Sara Gilbert.
Meanwhile, as first reported by Vulture, word comes that Chen and Gilbert will be joined by Sharon Osbourne and Holly Robinson-Peete. Because I'm sure the parenting experience of financially well-off stars is something that your average stay-at-home mom can relate to.