Ever heard of Family Feud???! Well, buckle up cause it’s coming to Africa!!!
Award winning host and comedian, Steve Harvey will be moving to South Africa to shoot the local version of Family Feud.
On Monday, 26th August, 2019, Steve Harvey made a huge announcement at a press conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The comedian stated that he would be launching his famous game show, Family Feud, to Africa (South Africa and Ghana).
He also mentioned that the pattern of the show will still be maintained but it would cater to a local audience.
He said, “Same format, except it will be an hour long. The difference is some of the questions will be catered to the African culture, so it can be more relatable. The beauty of it is, Africans deserve to see each other on TV”.
So what is Family Feud all about?
Family Feud is an American game show aired on ABC and CBS. On the show, two family teams (of five contestants) compete to name the most popular answers to the survey questions. At the end, the family that wins gets cash prize and other gifts.
Since Harvey became the Host of the game show, Family Feud has been ranked among the top ten programs with the highest ratings in Daytime TV.
Steve Harvey also gave tips on participating in the show. “The audition process is very simple, it’s the same requirement as the United States. They’ll tell you what they want you to do for your audition tape. All we look for to make it on TV, is a family that’s enthusiastic”.
Apart from the show, Steve also plans to put the spotlight on African talent. “This continent has people in it that are so talented – the singers, the athletes, the singers, the businesses, the minds that are over here, the absolute brilliant people. That’s your greatest commodity. It ain’t your gold or your diamonds, it’s your people”.
The production of the show will be handled by Rapid Blue which is a part of BBC Studios. Rapid Blue has also produced other African versions of international shows like X Factor, Project Runway, Dancing with the Stars, amongst others.
The CEO of the production company, Duncan Irvine, said, “We are thrilled to be working with Steve Harvey and his team to produce two African versions if Family Feud. Family is the cornerstone of life in South Africa and Ghana, and we are confident that we will see some wonderful families take part and that both seasons will resonate well with audiences here”.
Family Feud is set to commence its filming sessions in October 2019. While the show will air on TV in the first quarter of 2020.