Family Feud

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents




Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. Two families compete against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to 100 people. The format, which originated in the United States, airs in numerous local formats worldwide.

The original version premiered on ABC and was hosted by Richard Dawson from 1976 until it was cancelled in 1985, by which point it had been popular on both the network and in syndication. The series was revived by CBS in 1988 with Ray Combs hosting it until its cancellation in 1993 and its accompanying syndicated series until 1994, when he was replaced by Dawson for one season. The series was activated again in 1999 and continues to air with the twelfth season, which began on September 13, 2010. During that time, it has been hosted by Louie Anderson, Richard Karn, John O'Hurley and Steve Harvey, who became the host at the start of the 2010–2011 season.

Created by Mark Goodson

Bill Todman

Directed by Paul Alter (1976–1990)

Marc Breslow (1990)

Andrew Felsher (1990–1995)

Bruce Gowers (1999)

Lenn Goodside (1999–2002)

Ken Fuchs (2002–present)

Presented by Richard Dawson (1976–1985, 1994–1995)

Ray Combs (1988–1994)

Louie Anderson (1999–2002)

Richard Karn (2002–2006)

John O'Hurley (2006–2010)

Steve Harvey (2010–present)

Narrated by Gene Wood (1976–1995)

Burton Richardson (1999–2010)

Joey Fatone (2010–present)

Composer(s) Score Productions (1976–1985, 1988–1994, 2002–2003, 2008–present)

Edd Kalehoff (1994–1995)

John Lewis Parker (1999–present)

Country of origin United States

No. of seasons ABC: 9

CBS: 5

Syndicated (1977–1985): 8

Syndicated (1988–1995): 7

Syndicated (1999–present): 12

No. of episodes ABC: 2,311

Syndicated (1977–1985): 976

ABC Specials: 17

CBS: unknown

Syndicated (1988–1995): unknown

Syndicated (1999–present): 1,300+


Location(s) The Prospect Studios

Hollywood, California (1976–1985)

CBS Television City

Hollywood, California (1988–1995; 1999-2000)

NBC Studios

Burbank, California (2000–2003)[1]

Sunset Bronson Studios

Hollywood, California (2003–2010)[2]

Universal Studios

Orlando, Florida (2010–2011)[3]

Atlanta Civic Center

Atlanta Georgia (2011-present)[4]

Running time 30 minutes:

ABC (1976–1985)[5]

CBS (1988–1992)

Syndicated (1977–1994, 1999–present)


60 minutes:

ABC Specials (1978–1984)

CBS (1992–1993)

Syndicated (1994–1995)

Production company(s) Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions (1976–1982)

Mark Goodson Productions (1982–2002)

The Family Company (1976–1985)

The New Family Company (1988–1994)

Mark Goodson Productions, L.P. (1994–1995)

Pearson Television (1999–2002)

Feudin' Productions (1999–2010)

FremantleMedia (2002–present)

Wanderlust Productions (2010–present)

Distributor Viacom Enterprises (1977–1985)

LBS Communications (1988–1991)

All American Television (1991–1995)

Pearson Television (1999–2002)

Tribune Entertainment (2002–2007)

20th Television (2007–present, ad sales only)

Debmar-Mercury (2007–present)


Original channel ABC (1976–1985)

CBS (1988–1993)

Syndicated (1977–1985, 1988–1995, 1999–present)

Original run July 12, 1976 – June 14, 1985 (ABC Daytime)

September 19, 1977 – May 17, 1985 (Daily Syndication)

July 4, 1988 – March 26, 1993 (CBS Daytime)

September 19, 1988 – May 26, 1995 (Syndication)

September 20, 1999 – present (Syndication)

Status Returning series

Who talked about this show

Dick Askin

View Interview
Dick Askin on Family Feud

Richard Dawson

View Interview
Richard Dawson on hosting Family Feud
Richard Dawson on Family Feud
Richard Dawson on saying goodbye and then returning to Family Feud

Dawn Wells

View Interview
Dawn Wells on the game shows she's been on

All Shows