ABC'S HIGHEST-RATED SUMMER SHOW, "CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD," RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON WITH CELEBRITY FAMILIES COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER ON A PRIMETIME VERSION OF THE ICONIC GAME SHOW "FAMILY FEUD"
Steve Harvey (Emmy(R) Award-Winning TV personality, Game Show Host,
Talk Show Host, Actor and Comedian) Hosts
Celebrities from the World of Entertainment and Sports Will Compete
Against Each Other With Their Families to Win Money for Charity
The primetime summer hit, "Celebrity Family Feud," produced by FremantleMedia North America, returns for a second season on the ABC Television Network. Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy(R) Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people.
Jennifer Mullin, Co-CEO, FremantleMedia North America commented, "Celebrity Family Feud proved to be a hit with audiences and a natural extension of what is one of FremantleMedia's strongest television properties, Family Feud. It's a fun show to make, it's a fun show to watch, and with the magic of Steve Harvey and our great partners at ABC, we couldn't be more excited to be returning for another season."
In each episode, celebrity families, and their immediate family members or their extended TV families, will compete against each other to win money for charity. Each team will be made up of a celebrity captain with four relatives or friends playing along. The winning celebrity team will be given a chance to win up to $25,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.
Based on Live + 7 Day ratings, "Celebrity Family Feud" was the most successful and most watched new summer show on network television this past summer, which averaged a 2.4 Adult 18-49 demo rating and 9.4 million viewers. It was ABC's highest-rated summer show in two years and also the second most watched among all shows on broadcast last summer. It earned 9.6 million viewers for its finale and was the night's No. 1 primetime telecast.
"Celebrity Family Feud" is produced by FremantleMedia North America. The second season will begin filming in March 2016, and a premiere date will be announced at a later time. "Celebrity Family Feud" is taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, California. Gaby Johnston and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers.
About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world's largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including "American Idol" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Family Feud" (SYN), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (ABC), "Deadliest Catch" (Discovery), "Married to Medicine" (Bravo), "Party Down South" (CMT), "Ice Road Truckers" (HISTORY), "Storage Wars" (A&E), "Celebrity Family Feud" (ABC), "Celebrity Name Game" (SYN), "To Tell The Truth" (ABC) and "American Gods" (STARZ), among others.