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Celebrity Family Feud is a spin-off of the American game show Family Feud. Similarly to the primetime All-Star Specials featured during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the episodes feature teams of celebrities playing for charity rather than normal contestants.

Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud 2015 logo.png
Based onFamily Feud
by Mark Goodson
Directed byKen Fuchs
Presented byAl Roker
Steve Harvey
Narrated byBurton Richardson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes50
Production
Running time45–48 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Feudin' Productions
    (2008)
    Triple Threat Productions
    (2015-present)
    Fremantle
Release
Original networkNBC (2008)
ABC (2015–)
Original releaseNBC
June 24, 2008 (2008-06-24) - July 29, 2008 (2008-07-29)
ABC
June 21, 2015 (2015-06-21) –
present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

The first incarnation of the spin-off was broadcast in 2008 by NBC as part of a block of summer reality series it branded as All-American Summer.[1] Instead of featuring the host of the syndicated version at the time, John O'Hurley (who was hosting the short-lived Secret Talents of the Stars for CBS), the NBC celebrity version was hosted by Al Roker of the Today Show.[1] Five-player teams composed of a celebrity captain and four friends and/or relatives competed against each other with a $50,000 top prize to be donated to the charity of the winning team's choice, using a tournament-style format.

On April 9, 2015, ABC announced that it had picked up a new incarnation of Celebrity Family Feud, premiering on June 21, 2015 and hosted by Steve Harvey—the current host of the syndicated version of Family Feud.[2][3][4][5] It marked the first time that any version of Family Feud aired on ABC since the end of the original version hosted by Richard Dawson in June 1985. Unlike the current syndicated version of Feud, which was taped in Atlanta, Georgia from 2011 until 2017, this version has always been produced in Los Angeles, California, and features the return of Burton Richardson, who announced the show from 1999 to 2010, to the series. On August 4, 2016, ABC renewed Celebrity Family Feud for a fourth season.[6] On August 6, 2017, ABC renewed Celebrity Family Feud for a fifth season and premiered on June 10, 2018.[7] On August 7, 2018, ABC renewed Celebrity Family Feud for a sixth season, which premiered on June 9, 2019.[8]

Contents

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
16June 24, 2008 (2008-06-24)July 29, 2008 (2008-07-29)NBC
26June 21, 2015 (2015-06-21)July 26, 2015 (2015-07-26)ABC
310June 26, 2016 (2016-06-26)September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)
410June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11)September 26, 2017 (2017-09-26)
511June 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)
6TBAJune 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)TBA

FormatEdit

During the NBC run of Celebrity Family Feud, each episode featured a tournament format with three games. The winners of the two semi-final games played a final game, with the winner advancing to Fast Money. Due to time constraints, the format was slightly modified from the 2003 format used by the syndicated version, in that the double value round is eliminated, with each match containing two single rounds and a triple round, although the game still played first to 300 points or sudden death. In Fast Money, if one or both team members accrued at least 200 points, the group won $50,000 for their charity; otherwise, $25,000 was awarded to the group's charity if they fail. Families that lost and didn't play Fast Money received $10,000 for their charity.

The ABC version does not use a tournament format and follows the same format as the syndicated version. Two self-contained games are played per-episode, each concluding with Fast Money played for $25,000 for the winning team's chosen charity, provided they score 200 points; otherwise, they get $10,000 for their charity. Families who lose the main game and do not play Fast Money receive $5,000 for their charity.

International versionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "'Family Feud' heading to primetime". Variety. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  2. ^ Dove, Steve (June 5, 2015). "Celebrity Contestants Announced for "Celebrity Family Feud"". ABC press release. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "'Celebrity Family Feud' to Premiere Sunday June 21, on ABC With Episode Featuring Anthony Anderson & Toni Braxton". tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Vernon Davis Is Terrible at Family Feud, Which It Turns Out, Is Also Awful". awfulannoucing.com. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  5. ^ "The top 10 surprise hit television shows of 2015". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  6. ^ "ABC Renews All Four Game Shows". Deadline.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  7. ^ Pedersen, Erik (18 April 2018). "ABC's Sunday Fun & Games Block Gets Summer Return Date". Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  8. ^ "ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates with Expanded "Summer Fun & Games" Lineup, Captivating Dramas and "The Bachelor" Franchise All Summer Long". The Futon Critic. April 10, 2019.

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