BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE
Atlanta, GA, June 23, 2018: Archith Seshadri, former CNN anchor, who recently returned from India following his highly successful stint as news anchor for Zee Media Group’s WION (World News Is One) Network, is back on television again. This time, he is a contestant on ABC’s popular game show “$100,000 Pyramid” which airs this Sunday June 24, at 9 p.m. The celebrity guests for his episode include Questlove of the band Roots and Snoop Dogg.
Seshadri is one of very few contestants of Asian origin on the show.
“This experience was very special to me. I had the opportunity to spend Mother’s Day with my mom who accompanied me to New York for the taping. She got to see me in action!” said Seshadri.
Having grown up with a love for board games and game shows and aspirations to host a game show himself, Seshadri is excited to share his pre-show experience.
“We checked in around 8 am to the ABC studios with about 8 other contestants and 2 alternates. Normally they tape 2-3 episodes on a given day but on Monday, May 14, they taped 4 episodes,” said Seshadri.
Even though the actual taping of his episode started at about 8 pm, after nearly a 12-hour wait, Seshadri was busy with several practices with the producers, plenty of food in the break room, and conversations with fellow contestants.
“We weren’t allowed to practice or discuss too much. Most of us were trying to guess which celebrities we would be paired with. We also were trying to figure out who would be paired with whom,” he added.
“Taping takes about 45 minutes. Once you are on the set, it goes by really fast,” said Seshadri.
Did he actually make it to the top of the Pyramid? Tune in to ABC and find out for yourself on June 24 at 9 pm.