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–present)
Narrated by Burton Richardson
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12
Production
Running time 45–48 minutes
Release
Original channel NBC (2008)
ABC (2015–present)
Original release June 24, 2008 (2008-06-24) – present
External links
Website

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.

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 the host of the syndicated version at the time, John O'Hurley, the NBC celebrity version was 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 is hosted by Steve Harvey, the current host of the syndicated version of Family Feud.[2][3][4] It marked 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. Unlike the syndicated Feud, taped at the Atlanta Civic Center, this version is taped at CBS Television City. Burton Richardson has also reprised his role as announcer, returning after his departure from the syndicated version in 2010.

Format[edit]

During the NBC run of Celebrity Family Feud, each episode featured a tournament-like format with three games; the winners of the two semi-final games played a final, 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 members of the team accumulated a total of 200 points or more, the group won $50,000 for their charity. If the playing members did not reach 200 points, $25,000 was still awarded to the group's charity.

The 2015 version follows the same format as the syndicated version, with two self-contained games per-episode, each concluding with Fast Money played for $25,000 to the group's chosen charity. If the playing members did not reach 200 points, $10,000 was still awarded to the group's 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 & Melissa Rivers Raven-Symoné vs. Wayne Newton 8.77[5]
2 2 July 1, 2008 (2008-07-01) The Girls Next Door vs. Vincent Pastore Kathie Lee Gifford vs. Duane Chapman 6.96[6]
3 3 July 8, 2008 (2008-07-08) The Office vs. American Gladiators My Name Is Earl: Hickeys vs. Camdenites 7.49[7]
4 4 July 15, 2008 (2008-07-15) Bill Engvall vs. Larry the Cable Guy Vivica A. Fox vs. Mo'Nique 7.86[8]
5 5 July 22, 2008 (2008-07-22) Kim Kardashian vs. Deion Sanders Tiki Barber vs. Ed McMahon 7.30[9]
6 6 July 29, 2008 (2008-07-29) American Chopper vs. Christopher Knight Corbin Bernsen vs. Margaret Cho 7.51[10]

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Original air date Celebrity Families
Game 1
Celebrity Families
Game 2
U.S. viewers
(millions)
7 1 June 21, 2015 (2015-06-21) Anthony Anderson vs. Toni Braxton Monica Potter vs. Curtis Stone 8.66[11]
8 2 June 28, 2015 (2015-06-28) NFL's AFC vs. NFC Dancing with the Stars vs. The Bachelor & The Bachelorette 8.28[12]
9 3 July 5, 2015 (2015-07-05) Phil McGraw vs. Garry & Penny Marshall Kevin McHale vs. Fred Willard 7.11[13]
10 4 July 12, 2015 (2015-07-12) Cheryl Hines vs. Niecy Nash Willie Robertson vs. Katy Mixon 8.72[14]
11 5 July 19, 2015 (2015-07-19)[15] Rob, Dan, and Chris Gronkowski vs. Holly and Rodney Peete Bill Engvall vs. Keke Palmer 8.81[16]
12 6 July 26, 2015 (2015-07-26)[15] Joey Lawrence vs. Mario Lopez Ed Asner vs. Vicki Lawrence 8.71[17]

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. ^ 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. ^ "Nielsen Ratings Tuesday June 24: Summer Reality Rules". TV by the Numbers. June 25, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Nielsen Ratings Tuesday, July 1: Wipeout's No Wipeout". TV by the Numbers. July 2, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Nielsen Ratings Tuesday, July 8: Hell's Kitchen, Wipeout, Talent Rule Night". TV by the Numbers. July 9, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Nielsen Ratings Tuesday, July 15: NL's Loss Is Fox's Win". TV by the Numbers. July 16, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Nielsen Ratings Tuesday, July 22: Wipeout and Got Talent Rule Night". TV by the Numbers. July 23, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ Seidman, Robert (July 30, 2008). "Nielsen Ratings Tuesday, July 29: Goodbye Randy Pausch". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (June 22, 2015). "Sunday Final Ratings: U.S. Open Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers (Zap2it). Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 30, 2015). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Celebrity Family Feud' & 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up; 'Golan the Insatiable' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers (Zap2it). Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 8, 2015). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother' & 'Celebrity Family Feud' Adjusted Up & Final Women's World Cup Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 14, 2015). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up, 'BattleBots' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "celebrity family feud on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  16. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 20, 2015). "ABC Wins Sunday in Adults 18-49 with 'Celebrity Family Feud', 'BattleBots' & 'Save My Life: Boston Trauma'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  17. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/07/28/sunday-final-ratings-big-brother-adjusted-up-no-adjustment-for-celebrity-family-feud-or-welcome-to-sweden/438655/

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