Joining NBC’s “All-American Summer” line-up, another classic game show is being pulled into primetime – with a celebrity twist. Hosted by The Today Show’s chipper weatherman, Al Roker, Celebrity Family Feud hits the airwaves tonight. Each week, four celebrity families will go head to head in an attempt to win $50,000 for their favorite charities.
The original Family Feud was hosted by smooth-talking Richard Dawson (Hogan’s Heroes). It ran for 10 years before ending in 1985. The game show pits families against one another a they try to guess the most popular answers to survey questions. Later incarnations have been hosted by Ray Combs, Dawson, and funny men Louie Anderson and Richard Karn (Home Improvement). The older versions air on GSN and ION in reruns while the present version, hosted by suave John O’Hurley (Seinfeld), is currently being produced for first-run syndication.