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"Family Feud" Gets Ready to Kick Off an All New Season! Season Set to Premiere Monday, September 16, 2013
In the all-new season, host Steve Harvey will be joined by some hilarious families, as they compete for the chance to win a bevy of cash prizes.

[via press release from Debmar-Mercury]



Los Angeles, CA - August 22, 2013 - Families across America rejoice! FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury announced today that the hit syndicated game show, "Family Feud," will kick off the 2013 season on Monday, September 16, 2013 (check local listings).

In the all-new season, host Steve Harvey will be joined by some hilarious families, as they compete for the chance to win a bevy of cash prizes. Featured families traveled from all over the U.S. to participate on the show. This season auditions were held in Atlantic City NJ, San Francisco CA, Austin TX, Indianapolis IN, Phoenix AZ, Miami FL and Boston, MA/New England.

As an extra family fun bonus this season, viewers will get the opportunity to watch their favorite family members from TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and "Cake Boss" come face-to-face on the "Family Feud" stage in support of their favorite charities, GLAAD and the Momma Mary Foundation. The highly anticipated showdown is set to air later in the season.

"Family Feud" returns after achieving spectacular ratings gains that began three seasons ago when Harvey signed on as host. The game show really caught fire in 2012-13, surging 44% to a 4.6 household rating season-to-date from 2011-12; matching its all-time high rating of a 5.4 set 22 years ago; and, in the key demo of women 25-54, tying "Wheel of Fortune" at a 2.4 and surpassing "Jeopardy" for the first time since the advent of people meters in 1988.This also marks the first time those game shows will not finish first and second in the demo since the switch to people meters.


Since its premiere in 1976, "Family Feud" has remained one of television's most popular and enduring game shows. Featuring two families who compete for cash and cars, contestants try to guess the most popular answers to questions posed to 100 people surveyed. As host, Harvey engages competing family members in hilarious repartee, and his honest reactions to their responses have brought a fresh sense of comedy to the show.

Fans are invited to follow Family Feud on Twitter @FamilyFeud, on YouTube at youtube.com/familyfeud, and on the web at www.familyfeud.com, where they can answer survey questions, find out about upcoming auditions and more.

Taped in front of a live audience from its home in Atlanta, Georgia, "Family Feud" is produced by FremantleMedia North America, and is distributed by Debmar-Mercury. Gaby Johnston and Jennifer Mullin are Executive Producers and Jim Roush is Executive in Charge of Production.


FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (FOX), "The X Factor" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Family Feud" (SYN), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Total Blackout" (Syfy), "Married to Medicine" (Bravo), "The Pet Collective" (BlipTV) "Perfect Score" (The CW) and "The Tomorrow People" (The CW).

About Debmar-Mercury

Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes for daytime television The Wendy Williams Show and has U.S. distribution rights to FremantleMedia North America's Family Feud; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns; Lionsgate Television's Anger Management (starring Charlie Sheen and entering off-network syndication in September 2014); Saint George (starring and co-created by George Lopez, debuting in 2014 and in off-network syndication in September 2016); and a new untitled sitcom (starring comedy legends Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer, set to premiere in 2014 and entering broadcast syndication in fall 2017), all for FX; Revolution/CubeVision's Are We There Yet? (starring Ice Cube); and has U.S. TV distribution rights to South Park, Hell's Kitchen and a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company.

  [august 2013]  


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