Celebrity Family Feud

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Celebrity Family Feud
Celebrity Family Feud.png
Created by Mark Goodson
Bill Todman
Based on Family Feud
Presented by Al Roker (2008)
Steve Harvey (2015)
Narrated by Burton Richardson (2008)
Joey Fatone (2015)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 6 (2008)
Production
Running time 45–48 minutes
Release
Original channel NBC (2008)
ABC (2015)
Original release June 24, 2008 (2008-06-24) – July 29, 2008 (2008-07-29)
External links
Website

Celebrity Family Feud is a spin-off of the U.S. 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.

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] As then-current host of the syndicated version, John O'Hurley, was committed to the CBS series Secret Talents of the Stars (which itself would be canceled after one episode), this version was instead hosted by Al Roker of the Today Show.[1] It was played between five-player teams composed of a celebrity captain and four friends and/or relatives, with a $50,000 top prize to be donated to the charity of the winning team's choice.

On April 9, 2015, ABC announced that it would air a new six-episode run of Celebrity Family Feud for its summer lineup, premiering on June 21, 2015. It will be hosted by Steve Harvey, the current host of the syndicated version of Family Feud.[2] This will mark the first time that any version of Family Feud has aired on ABC since the end of the original Richard Dawson version in June 1985.

Differences[edit]

Unlike the original All-Star Special format, where the winners of the two rounds played one question to determine which team makes Fast Money, there were three full matches played in the one-hour format.

In order to fit three games (two semifinals with one final match to determine which team makes Fast Money), the format is slightly modified from the 2003 format used by the civilian version at the time of both the 2008 and 2015 versions, in that the double value round is eliminated, with each match containing two single rounds and a triple round. The 300 points to win rule remains, as does Sudden Death after the third round if neither team reaches 300 after it.

In 2009, when the civilian show revived the Bullseye round, a similar three-round format (a single, a double, and a triple round) was played. Again, the sudden death rule applies.

In Fast Money, if one or both family members accumulated a total of 200 points or more, the family won $50,000 for their charity. If the family did not reach 200 points, $25,000 was still awarded to their charity.

Episodes[edit]

Bold denotes game winner.

Season 1 (2008)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Original air date Celebrity Families
Game 1
Celebrity Families
Game 2
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 June 24, 2008 (2008-06-24) Ice-T vs. Joan Rivers Raven-Symoné vs. Wayne Newton 8.77
2 2 July 1, 2008 (2008-07-01) The Girls Next Door vs. Vincent Pastore Kathie Lee Gifford vs. Duane Chapman 6.96
3 3 July 8, 2008 (2008-07-08) The Office vs. American Gladiators My Name Is Earl: Hickeys vs. Camdenites 7.49
4 4 July 15, 2008 (2008-07-15) Bill Engvall vs. Larry the Cable Guy Vivica A. Fox vs. Mo'Nique 7.86
5 5 July 22, 2008 (2008-07-22) Kim Kardashian vs. Deion Sanders Tiki Barber vs. Ed McMahon 7.30
6 6 July 29, 2008 (2008-07-29) American Chopper vs. Christopher Knight Corbin Bernsen vs. Margaret Cho 7.51

International Versions[edit]

Country Local Name Host Channel Year Aired
 Belgium Familieraad Chris Van den Durpel vtm 2014
 Germany Familien-Duell Daniel Hartwich RTL 2013
 United Kingdom All Star Family Fortunes Vernon Kay ITV 2006–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "‘Family Feud’ heading to primetime". Variety. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "'Family Feud’ Headed to Primetime on ABC". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 

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