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May 12, 2021

And the Category Is … Where You Can Find Michael Strahan and the Hottest A-List Stars on Wednesday Nights

May 12, 2021






Season Five of  ‘The $100,000 Pyramid’ Premieres Wednesday, May 26, on ABC


Michael Strahan returns as host of “The $100,000 Pyramid” and he’s bringing the hottest names in film, TV, sports, entertainment and comedy with him to ABC Wednesday nights beginning with Rosie O’Donnell, Nate Berkus, Michael Kosta and Roy Wood Jr. Season five premieres WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.


“The $100,000 Pyramid” features celebrities pairing up with contestants from around the country to square off in highly anticipated games of word association all with hopes of making it to the winner’s circle and the ultimate prize of $100,000.


Season Five Celebrity Guest Lineup:

Rosie O’Donnell (actress and comedian) vs. Nate Berkus (author, celebrity interior designer)

Michael Kosta (“Detroit. NY. LA”) vs. Roy Wood Jr. (“Job Fair,” “The Daily Show”)

Rachel Dratch (actress and comedian) vs. Chris Redd (“Saturday Night Live”)

Dr. Mehmet Oz (“The Dr. Oz Show”) vs. Daphne Oz (author, TV personality)

Alex Moffat (“Saturday Night Live”) vs. Michelle Collins (“The Michelle Collins Show”)

Dominique Jackson (“Pose”) vs. Indya Moore (“Pose”)

Ali Wentworth (actress and comedian)  vs. Sara Haines (ABC’s “The View” and “The Chase”)

Kal Penn (“Clarise”) vs. Michelle Buteau (“Welcome to Buteaupia”)

Lorraine Bracco (“The Sopranos”) vs. Ralph Macchio (“Cobra Kai”)

Rosie O’Donnell (actress and comedian) vs. Paige Davis (“Trading Spaces”)

Joe Gatto (“Impractical Jokers”) vs. Sal Vulcano (“Impractical Jokers”)

Desi Lydic (“The Daily Show”) vs. Mikel Welch (celebrity interior designer)

Bridget Everett (“Somebody Somewhere”) vs. Dulcé Sloan (“The Daily Show,” “The Great North”)

Kathy Najimy (actress and comedian) vs. Mario Cantone (actor and comedian)

Ana Gasteyer (“American Auto”) vs. Rachel Dratch (actress and comedian)

Joe Gatto (“Impractical Jokers”) vs. James Murray (“Impractical Jokers”)

Ryan Eggold (“New Amsterdam”) vs. Elizabeth Marvel (“Manifest”)

Joe Tessitore (ABC’s “Holey Moley”) vs. Tiki Barber (NFL legend and media personality)

Ginger Zee (ABC’s “Good Morning America”) vs. Dascha Polanco (“In the Heights” and “Samaritan”)

Dorinda Medley (“The Real Housewives of New York City,” author of “Make It Nice”) vs. Sonja Morgan (“The Real Housewives of New York City” and Sonja by Sonja Morgan)

Ana Gasteyer (“American Auto”) vs. Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Ashanti (singer, songwriter, producer) vs. Clay Aiken (actor and singer)

Kal Penn (“Clarice”) vs. Kathy Najimy (actress and comedian)

Neil Degrasse Tyson (celebrity astrophysicist) vs. Gilbert Godfried (“Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast”)

Mario Cantone (actor and comedian) vs. Laura Benanti (“Younger”)

Joe Tessitore (ABC’s “Holey Moley”) vs. Bridget Everett (“Somebody Somewhere”)


“The $100,000 Pyramid” is produced by SMAC Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television. “The $100,000 Pyramid” is executive produced by Michael Strahan, Constance Schwartz and Vin Rubino.


ABC Media Relations

Bridgette Maney


For Sony Television

Caroline Mendoza


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