Jon Lovitz, or Deion Sanders? It’s the classic schoolyard argument, inspiring thousands of heated discussions about the relative merits of the Dallas Cowboys and playing multiple sports at a professional level, versus the virtues of eating fresh and Newsradio season 5. But now, this storied quandary is finally getting an answer, courtesy of ABC’s new $100,000 Pyramid, which is pitting the long-time rivals (or, at least, people who have probably heard of each other at some point) against each other in its initial season. (Oddsmakers are currently favoring Sanders as the victor, if only because The Critic never fared very well against the pressures of Prime Time.)
Lovitz V. Sanders: Dawn Of Massively Different Career Trajectories is only one of several celebrity match-ups being offered up by the revived game show: Fans will also see Terry Crews vs. Natasha Lyonne, Martha Stewart vs. Snoop Dogg, and, of course, Scandal’s Bellamy Young vs. “Weird” Al Yankovic, who’ll hopefully be able to bury the hatchet in the service of good old-fashioned fun.
As per classic Pyramid rules—first discovered scribbled with a chisel into the margins of the Rosetta Stone—the celebrities will be teamed up with civilian players, and give each other clues to prompt their partner to guess a hidden word. Hosted by recent Live! With Kelly escapee Michael Strahan, the series debuts on June 26.
Celebrity match-ups for season 1 of The $100,000 Pyramid
Sherri Shepherd vs. Anthony Anderson
Rosie O’Donnell vs. Kathy Najimy
Ana Gasteyer vs. Rachel Dratch
Robin Roberts vs. Mario Cantone
Martha Stewart vs. Snoop Dogg
Bellamy Young vs. “Weird” Al Yankovic
Ken Jeong vs. Tisha Campbell-Martin
Tony Hale vs. Justin Long
Randall Park vs. Anna Camp
Terry Crews vs. Natasha Lyonne
Jon Lovitz vs. Deion Sanders