Family Feud is returning to Australian television this time on Ten. The popular game show format will fill the crucial 6PM time slot for Ten each weeknight. The new Monday to Friday show will be hosted by former Seven personality Grant Denyer and produced by Fremantle Media Australia. Family Feud last aired in Australia on the Nine Network with Bert Newton as host.
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said:
“Family Feud is a great format. Grant is a great presenter. Together they will make a great combination and will give us a fun, exciting and entertaining show for the 6pm Monday to Friday timeslot.
Our research shows Australians want Family Feud back on their screens. We know interest in the show has not waned: since the US version of Family Feud was revamped in 2010, its YouTube channel in the US has had more than three million views from Australia.”
New host Grant Denyer said:
“It’s superb that a TV icon is coming back bigger and better than ever. It’s classic family fun at its best. It’s right up my alley, a little bit cheeky and completely unpredictable. I’m really excited and can’t wait.”
According to Ten’s press release, Family Feud will focus on Australian families enjoying light-hearted competition, where the jokes and family bonding are just as important as winning. The new Family Feud will also utilise a comprehensive interactive strategy. A play-along game will let viewers in on the action on www.tenplay.com.au and Beamly. Viewers can answer special Family Feud home viewer questions during commercials breaks and are pitted against each other and the clock, with a chance to win fantastic prizes. There will also be additional content available on YouTube.
The show will see two families of four go head-to-head answering simple questions that have been put to 100 people to determine the most popular responses. Each night, the winning family could win $10,000 if they score over 200 points in the final Fast Money round and a car if they win five nights in a row.
Family Feud will air on Ten later this year.