Family Feud

ABC (ended 1985)


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Family Feud
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"It's time for The FAMILY FEUD" "On your Marks, Let's Start The FAMILY FEUD!" These Lines from Announcer Gene Wood and the star of The FAMILY FEUD is Richard Dawson from MATCH GAME 73 & Hogan's Heroes that debuts on ABC-TV on July 12-16, 1976 and 1 year Later the show enters Syndicated on September 19-25, 1977. The FAMILY FEUD features 2 Families across the USA by their last names and their nationally (1's a Winning Family) to compete for Fast Money for $5000 on ABC-TV & $10,000 on Syndicated. The Regular game has an "FAMILY FEUD Survey Board" contains from "3" to "12" and the survey answers were chosen by the audience at ABC Television Center in Hollywood, CA and across the USA and the world and the survey values from "2" to "90" represents number of people they talked about as dollars in the bank (cash). The Question to the survey answers are asked by Richard Dawson in a face-off of 2 Members of a Family. 1 Member will answer by determining to be the No. 1 Survey Answer. Otherwise another member of the challenging family will answer and take control of the Survey board. When an Answer didn't appear due to certain factors that cause a "STRIKE" and 3 Strikes You're OUT of the question and Let another family steal the money from the bank by answering 1 same question to the survey board. When it's successful they'll win cash from the bank. When it's a failure they'll take all the cash from the bank they created. A Clean Sweep that gives the family the entire bank to themselves. There's the regular Survey Dollar Value and the "Double" Survey Dollar Value and in 1979 The "Triple" Survey Dollar Value is introduced. The 1st Family raise $200 from 1976 to 1979, $300 from 1979 to 1984 and $400 from 1984 to 1985 wins to play FAST MONEY. In "FAST MONEY" 2 members of the family will play in 2 parts. In Part 1 The Family Member has 15 seconds to give No. 1 Answers of these 5 Survey Questions and in Part 2 The Family Member has 20 Seconds to do same as Part 1. When 1 or 2 of them are succesful to reach 200 points they win $5000 on ABC-TV and $10,000 on syndicated and they'll Play against the new challenging family. Otherwise as 2 Members of the family went Lower than 200 Points They win $5 for every point score (e.g.: 199 Points X $5= $995.) On January 2-7, 1979 The Show goes to 2 Nights a Week and on September 8-12, 1980 The Show became a 5-Night-a-Week that relates the ABC-TV 5-day-a-Week. On June 13, 1985 ABC-TV finally cancelled FAMILY FEUD and 1 year later The Syndicated portion terminated on September 12, 1986. On July 4-8, 1988 The FAMILY FEUD returned to Television and now on CBS-TV as The ALL-NEW FAMILY FEUD and now the new star is Ray Combs and now the new total cash winner is $300 (The Syndicated Portion re-released on September 19-23, 1988) and from 1989 to 1992 The FAMILY FEUD Winner Take All Jackpot Championship Tournament to be raise $400 to enter a special FAST MONEY is Worth $25,000 and all through $55,000 on CBS-TV and on Syndicated from $50,000 to $110,000. Later in the Tournament they cut the Jackpot Reward into $35,000 on CBS & $70,000 on Syndicated. On June 29-July 3, 1992 The New FAMILY FEUD Challenge has Created featuring the new game called "BULLSEYE" and now 3 Families. In Part 1, 2 Families played for $10,000 and by hitting the "BULLSEYE" with the No. 1 Answer to the 5 Survey Questions that valued from $500 to $2500 (Starting Reward: $2500) and after that The Survey Round has all 300 points to win and added an New Idea: Steal the points plus the value of an answer and in Part 2 The New Challenging Family faces The Recent Winning Family played for $20,000 and by hitting the "BULLSEYE" with No. 1 Answer to the 5 Survey Questions that valued from $1000 to $5000 (Starting Reward: $5000) and after that Which to be determined to become the new Winning Family and on September 10, 1993 CBS-TV cancelled "THE NEW FAMILY FEUD CHALLENGE" and Letting CBS-TV to air Local Shows to CBS-TV Stations. From 1992 to 1994 The New Game "BULLSEYE" is added and for the Last Season (1994-1995) and bring back Richard Dawson as the returning star of the show. The New Game replaces "BULLSEYE" with "BANKROLL". In Part 1 They give out $2500 and 3 Survey Questions are Valued from $500 to $2500 for "FAST MONEY" and now changed to 20 Seconds and in Part 2 They give out $5000 and 3 Survey Questions are Valued from $1000 to $5000 for "FAST MONEY" and now changed to 25 seconds and on September 8, 1995 The Syndicated Portion is terminated. On September 20-24, 1999 "FAMILY FEUD" return to Television for the syndicated process. The 1st Host is Louie Anderson and it's worth $10,000 in "FAST MONEY" and in 2002 The "FAST MONEY" Reward doubled to $20,000 and in 2002-2003 They'd Made Changes... Stealing the Bank Plus the Value of the Answer is Removed and the New Host is Richard Karn whom been Al Borden on ABC-TV's Home Improvement. Burton Richardson of "The Arsenio Hall Show" became announcer replaces Gene Wood and in 2006-2007 The Show Reassembled the Old Family Feud Survey Board and the new & present star John O'Hurley (J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" & The Brand-New "TO TELL THE TRUTH"). From May 25 to August 3, 2008..."The New Celebrity FAMILY FEUD" starring Al Roker of "NBC News TODAY" on NBC-TV. The Return of "THE FAMILY FEUD" will air into the 2008-2009 TV Season. Now entered the 2009-2010 Season "The Return of THE FAMILY FEUD" brought back "BULLSEYE" for $30,000 with the same question values from $1000 to $5000 (Starting Reward: $15,000) and with 5 wins gets a new car. -----THE BROADCAST HISTORY of THE FAMILY FEUD: July 12, 1976-April 22, 1977 Monday-Friday at 1:30-2:00pm on ABC-TV Eastern April 25, 1977-June 27, 1980 Monday-Friday at 11:30am-12Noon on ABC-TV June 30, 1980-July 23, 1984 Monday-Friday at 12Noon-12:30pm on ABC-TV August 13-October 5, 1984 Monday-Friday at 11:00-11:30am & 12Noon-12:30pm on ABC-TV October 8, 1984-June 13, 1985 Monday-Friday at 11:30am-12Noon on ABC-TV July 4, 1988-January 11, 1991 Monday-Friday at 10:00-10:30am on CBS-TV January 14-April 26, 1991 Monday-Friday at 10:30-11:00am on CBS-TV April 29-May 24, 1991 Monday-Friday at 10:00-11:00am on CBS-TV May 27, 1991-June 26, 1992 Monday-Friday at 10:30-11:00am on CBS-TV June 29, 1992-September 10, 1993 Monday-Friday at 10:00-11:00am on CBS-TV. On Syndicated from September 19, 1977 to the Present. May 25 to August 3, 2008 Sunday at 8:00-9:00pm on NBC-TV.

Steve Harvey (I)

Steve Harvey (I)

Host (2010-Present)

John O'Hurley

John O'Hurley

Host (2006 - 2010)

Gene Wood

Gene Wood

Announcer (1976-95)

Joey Fatone

Joey Fatone

Announcer (2010–present)

Richard Karn

Richard Karn

Host - 2002-2006

Burton Richardson

Burton Richardson

Announcer (1999 - 2010)

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Fan Reviews (155)

  • This show is getting very ridiculous

    I used to love watching this show. But since Steve Harvey started with it, it is now nothing but a "sex" show! The questions are getting more "X" rated. I can't believe the way they are asking them now and the answers they actually give on TV. They NEVER even thought of those type of questions when John O'Hurley or Richard Karn were the hosts! You're really taking chances of letting children watching this show now. Steve seems to encourage the players to continue with it too. Another thing also is when he starts the show, he quite often never tells you who the returning winners are. So, if you are watching it for the first time, you have to guess who the returning people are. They always were told when the other hosts were on. Also, when the next game is on, it's quite often that the winning team is NOT on the next game. It is also getting ridiculous the way you are playing reruns all the time. Don't you have enough new players coming on to play new episodes? I've gotten where I know the answers of all the questions and which teams will win the games!moreless
  • I'm so sick of Family Feud

    The questions are ridiculous, and there is no skill involved in this show. I can't understand why Game Show Network shows this all day and night. They used to air old episodes of real game shows and I loved it. Family Feud is so boring!!!!!!
  • clapping

    I hate the clapping on this show, real people don't clap in unison like that. Do you have a person in front of the audience leading them (clap leader) like a conductor leading an orchestra? It really drives me nutty.
  • Big babies

    I too have noticed that it is always a black family versus a white family and I agree with other posters that it does perpetuate and "us against them" mentality. Although it could be looked at as bringing races together. On another note, all of you who have written that it is inappropriate or that you don't like the jokes made by Steve Harvey, turn the channel, stop watching it, and for God sakes stop crying about it! The show is called family feud not because it is a "family show" but because it is about two families feuding. I don't think it is has ever been a family show since it's very beginning when the host placed passionate kisses on the lips of every female contestant that played! What has gotten ridiculous in this country is that everyone seems to think that all shows, all people need to conform to their idealistic attitudes and if they're sensitive nature is in any way offended that a show should be taken off immediately or a new law created. There are many that actually enjoy the humor that the host creates. There will never be a time where everyone is satisfied with one thing which is why diversity in television is welcomed and needed! Not every show on TV is put out there to please your young child while you fix dinner. I can't believe that someone actually called dish TV to complain about the show, but I applaud their answer which was simply, if you don't like it, TURN THE CHANNEL! This country has turned into a bunch of wanna be politically correct BABIES who whine and cry and claim 'offended' when something does not fit into their narrow mind. It is people like you that have wasted valuable government time and resources protesting for absurdities such as the rights of ants! Toughen up!moreless
  • Black vs. White

    At first I thought it was just my imagination but after seeing some of the other reviews on here, I realize it's not! Any time I turn the channel and happen by Family Feud, the competition is always between a black family and a white family. How about a little more diversity? This is not moving us forward but perpetuating the us against them mentality that has been around for far too long.moreless

    Young and the Restless and Steve Harvey Win Big at the Daytime Emmy Awards

    Trophies were also awarded to Katie Couric, Good Morning America, and Days of Our Lives.

  • R.I.P.

    Family Feud Host Richard Dawson Dies

    The garrulous game-show host loses battle with cancer at 79 years old; Dawson also starred in Hogan's Heroes.

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    for the nostalgic, large family, improvisational