Celebrity Family Feud

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Celebrity Family Feud
GenreGame show
Based onFamily Feud
by Mark Goodson
Directed byKen Fuchs
Presented by
Narrated byBurton Richardson
Theme music composerWalt Levinsky
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes97 (list of episodes)
Running time45–48 minutes
Production companies
  • Feudin' Productions (2008)
  • Triple Threat Productions (2015–present)
  • Fremantle
Original release
ReleaseJune 24 (2008-06-24) –
July 29, 2008 (2008-07-29)
ReleaseJune 21, 2015 (2015-06-21) –

Celebrity Family Feud is a broadcast network spin-off of the syndicated American game show Family Feud. Like the primetime All-Star Specials aired during the late 1970s and early 1980s by the show's then-network home ABC, the episodes feature celebrities and their real families, or teams of celebrities playing as a 'family' for charity, rather than the regular format of ordinary families playing for cash and prizes.

Since 2015, the series has aired as part of ABC's "Summer Fun & Games" block of primetime game shows.


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 NBC's morning show Today.[1] This incarnation only lasted for one season before it was cancelled in March 2009. There were six episodes, with the first episode airing on June 24, 2008 and the last episode airing on July 29, 2008.

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 and again since 2020, 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. The show has been renewed annually, with an eleventh season announced on February 10, 2024, and Myeshia Mizuno assuming the role of showrunner.[6]

Under the terms of Fremantle's agreement with ABC, the network has a strict limit on how many episodes of Celebrity Family Feud it can release each season, so as not to compete against Family Feud's regular run in syndication.[7]

Series overview[edit]

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)
611June 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)September 29, 2019 (2019-09-29)
711May 31, 2020 (2020-05-31)October 29, 2020 (2020-10-29)
811June 6, 2021 (2021-06-06)September 19, 2021 (2021-09-19)
911July 10, 2022 (2022-07-10)September 22, 2022 (2022-09-22)
1010July 9, 2023 (2023-07-09)December 13, 2023 (2023-12-13)
11TBAJuly 9, 2024 (2024-07-09)TBA


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. However, 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 failed. Families that lost and did not 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. Most episodes feature two self-contained games, each concluding with Fast Money; some episodes in later seasons consist of a single hour-long game. Winning teams earn $25,000 for their chosen charity by scoring 200 points in Fast Money, or $10,000 if they do not; teams that lose the main game earn $5,000 for their charity. On September 12, 2021, both teams, with the Shaughnessy family winning the game, were playing for the same charity, so each team member played Fast Money for the $25,000 prize. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the eighth season used a socially distanced set with individual podiums, which allowed for some teams to have six players instead of the standard five.

In the 2023 ABC holiday special, which consisted of a single game, an extra round was added, with the total number of points required to win changed to 500. After the winning team accumulated 200 points in Fast Money, they won $50,000 for their charity; the losing team received $25,000 for their charity.

International versions[edit]

Country Local Name Host Channel Year Aired
Australia Celebrity Family Feud Rob Brough Seven Network 1990–1991
All Star Family Feud Grant Denyer Network Ten 2016–2018
Belgium Familieraad Chris Van den Durpel vtm 2014
Brazil Tem Ou Não Tem Marcos Mion TV Globo 2021–present
Chile ¡Qué dice Chile!: Celebrity
¡Qué dice Chile! Prime
Martín Cárcamo Canal 13 2022–present
Germany Familien-Duell Daniel Hartwich RTL 2013
Indonesia Famili 100 Bintang-Bintang Sonny Tulung ANTV 1997
Indosiar 1999–2004
Spain Family Feud: la batalla de los famosos Nuria Roca Antena 3 2021
United Kingdom All Star Family Fortunes Vernon Kay ITV 2006–2015


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  2. ^ Dove, Steve (June 5, 2015). "Celebrity Contestants Announced for "Celebrity Family Feud"". ABC press release. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
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  6. ^ Hailu, Selome (February 10, 2024). "'Jeopardy! Masters' Renewed for Season 2; 'Celebrity Family Feud' Renewed for Season 10". Variety. Retrieved February 11, 2024.
  7. ^ Adalian, Josef (November 9, 2020). "ABC orders Celebrity Wheel of Fortune". Vulture.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.

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