ABC's newly announced summer schedule promises "a whole bunch of game shows." This is a true statement.
Celebrity Family Feud and 100K Pyramid debut their new seasons on Sunday, June 11. In between there's a non-game show hour of Steve Harvey's Shark Tank knockoff, Funderdome. The Pyramid reboot is so faithful to the original that it's even gotten plaudits from the game show Interwebs. Steve Harvey will never get such plaudits, of course, but the celeb version of Feud is just fine.
To Tell the Truth returns Wednesday, June 14. The random questioners and amiable host Anthony Anderson will quiz more impostors and truth-tellers. And in a strangely affecting tribute to the late Chuckie Baby, the Gong Show reboot premieres Thursday, June 22.
Yes, by my own picky standards Gong Show is just a comedy talent contest, not a real game show. But it's gotten grandfathered into the genre, so for once I won't quibble.