Ten to revive Family Feud, again

Family Feud will be back on screens again in 2020, with Ten reviving the format once more.

Grant Denyer will return as host, however this time around it is billed as a “special prime-time television event”. Previously, it occupied the troubled 6pm slot for Ten, but the show was cancelled in 2018.

Denyer is back in the game 

It bowed out with 213,000 metro viewers, and Denyer admitted the network had accelerated the program’s demise by running it too frequently.

Now, however, Denyer is full of enthusiasm.

“The Feud’s back baby,” he said in a statement from Ten this morning. “I can’t wait to run amok with more nervous and excited Australian families, to have lots of laughs, forget our troubles and have a damn good time giving away record amounts of cash. “It’s the same great game show, for an even greater cause – celebrating the families and workers on the frontline of COVID-19. Bring it on.”

The statement from Ten said the timing was right for Family Feud to come back.

“While Australia’s favourite game show has enjoyed a rejuvenating ‘rest’, our frontline workers have spent the last few months showing 2020 who’s boss,” it said.

“From devastating bushfires to a global pandemic, Australians have taken a battering, so what better way to show our appreciation to our heroic frontline workers than by asking them: ‘Name the first thing you would do if you won $100,000?'”

The show will begin filming in July and will run for 10 episodes featuring frontline workers.

It will be produced by Fremantle.

“We are delighted that even during these unprecedented times our team have been able to work with TEN to relaunch one of our most successful and much-loved formats globally. For many viewers, it’s like welcoming home an old friend and for some, the beginning of a long friendship – and we are thrilled to have Grant at the helm again, he is the master,” Chris Oliver-Taylor, CEO of Fremantle Asia-Pacific and Jonathon Summerhayes, Fremantle’s director of unscripted, said.

A number of television productions, including Ten’s The Bachelor, have been placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated social distancing requirements. With live sport also on pause, many television networks’ schedules are under pressure.


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