Family Feud (Johnsonverse)

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Genre: Game show
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Created by: Mark Goodson
Distributed by: Viacom Enterprises (1977-1985)
Johnson Television (1988-)
Starring: Richard Dawson (1976-1985)
Ray Combs (1987-)
Narrated by: Gene Wood (1976-1995)
Burton Richardson (1995-)
Seasons: 9 (ABC)
33 (WBC)
Episodes: 2,311 (ABC Daytime; 1976–1985)
976 (Syndicated; 1977–1985)
17 (ABC Primetime; 1978–1984)
Photography: Color
Picture format: 4:3 (1976-1994)
16:9 (1994-)
Release Date: July 12, 1976 - present

Family Feud (or simply The Feud) is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson where two families compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions in order to win cash and prizes. It first aired on July 12, 1976, on ABC, and has also aired on WBC since 1987 and in syndication.

The show has had two separate runs; the original run from 1976 to 1985 aired on ABC during the daytime, and had a separate nighttime edition that ran in syndication and was also hosted by Richard Dawson. In 1987, the series was revived and aired on WBC and also has a nighttime syndication edition. This version is hosted by Ray Combs. Aside from the hosts, there have been several studio announcers who would introduce the contestants and read credits. These have included Gene Wood (1976–1985, 1987–1995) and Burton Richardson (1995–present). Within a year of its debut, the original version became the number one game show in daytime television; however, as viewing habits changed, the ratings declined. The revival of the series in 1987 increased Nielsen ratings significantly and eventually placed the program among the top three most popular syndicated television shows in the country. In 2013, TV Guide ranked Family Feud third in its list of the 60 greatest game shows of all time.

The program has spawned multiple regional adaptations in over 50 international markets outside the United States. Reruns of the Dawson and Combs eras air on Game Show Network. Aside from TV shows, there have been also many home editions produced in board game, interactive film, and video game formats.

On March 14, 2020, production for Family Feud was suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of August 2020, production for Season 34 of Family Feud resumed with minimal crew, behind closed doors, and crew adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols put in place to comply with all Georgia and Fulton County requirements (show moved to Atlanta after resuming production) as well as union and industry guidelines for production. New episodes of Family Feud will begin airing on September 28, 2020.


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