Network Ten announced on June 2 the commissioning of a new version of one of the world’s most popular game shows, Family Feud, hosted by Grant Denyer.
With filming set to commence in Melbourne, the revamped Family Feud will provide a great family alternative for 6pm weeknights.
Best known for hosting hit shows such as Australia’s Got Talent and It Takes Two, as well as presenting the weather on Sunrise for 10 years, Denyer is one of Australia’s most diverse, dynamic and recognisable presenters.
In 2003, Denyer moved to Seven Network from Ten and worked on a variety of programmes including Sunrise, where he was responsible for popular segments such as the Sunrise Weather Wagon and Dare Denyer. He also hosted Carols in the Domain, Australia’s Got Talent, It Takes Two, Slide Show, Million Dollar Minute and Destroyed in Seconds.
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Family Feud is a great format. Grant is a great presenter. Together they will make a great combination and will give us a fun, exciting and entertaining show for the 6pm Monday to Friday timeslot.”
“Our research shows Australians want Family Feud back on their screens. We know interest in the show has not waned: since the U.S. version of Family Feud was revamped in 2010, its YouTube channel in the U.S. has had more than three million views from Australia.”
Denyer said: “It’s awesome to be a part of one of the world’s most-loved shows but as a TV fan, I can’t wait to see ordinary Aussie families delivering truly extraordinary responses to all sorts of fun and crazy situations.
“It’s superb that a TV icon is coming back bigger and better than ever. It’s classic family fun at its best. It’s right up my alley, a little bit cheeky and completely unpredictable. I’m really excited and can’t wait.
“There’s nothing funnier than an awkward Aunty or Uncle at work. When the pressure’s on, their family embarrassment is our hilarious benefit. Good times,” he said.
Produced by FremantleMedia Australia, Family Feud will focus on Australian families enjoying light-hearted competition, where the jokes and family bonding are just as important as winning.