|GSN's current lease to episodes of The $25,000|
Pyramid in mornings is likely to expire this
"[The current $25,000 Pyramid episodes are] still from the current lease that they have had since May 2014. The current lease is a "split" lease; the first half of the lease consists of about 80 episodes from May-August 1985, and the remainder of the lease consists of every episode from mid-October 1987 until June 1988 (the end of the series).
I think there is a possibility (but I am certainly not sure) that this lease will expire this coming May because that will have been two years since this particular lease started. The lease before this one (which consisted of 200 eps. from June 1986 through April 1987) began in late May 2012 and was replaced by the current lease around the exact same time in May 2014. So, it's possible that the lease lengths are two years for Pyramid. If the current lease does indeed expire this year, we'll have to see if we get more new-to-GSN eps. of Pyramid, or if the show gets replaced with a different show altogether."
While I do not monitor pre-1990's leases as priority, I do attempt to take note of when cycles start on GSN. This poster pointed out that one specific lease of The $25,000 Pyramid was acquired by GSN in May 2012 and left the network in May 2014, which I do recall clearly. The current lease must have then started in May 2014 and is likely to expire in the coming months.
The big question is if GSN will either renew the current lease to The $25,000 Pyramid or, even better, acquire some episodes that have not been seen on GSN in at least two years. Another worse scenario will be if GSN just scraps The $25,000 Pyramid altogether in mornings, being in the vulnerable 10:30am ET slot between semi-modern after 11am ET shows (Whammy!) and pre-1990's at 10am and before (Card Sharks). Replacing The $25,000 Pyramid with a newer show seems unlikely, where GSN's last attempt to air relatively newer shows in mornings failed.
GSN's last attempt with trying to move semi-modern shows prior to 11am weekdays like O'Hurley Feud, Catch 21 and Shop 'Til You Drop failed from the ratings we saw and were all relatively short-lived (O'Hurley Feud was very short-lived at 8am ET).
I cannot make precise predictions with GSN but if I had to, I would say even with a lease expiring coming up, classic Pyramid (either $25K or $100K) will stay at 10:30am ET. If not Pyramid, then another Match Game or Press Your Luck at 10:30am ET. However, definitely not Idiotest or Harvey Feud.