Canada is getting its own version of one of America’s longest-running game shows that launched back in 1976.
Family Feud Canada, hosted by actor and comedian Gerry Dee (Mr. D), is set to premiere on December 16. For those unfamiliar with the show (or its Saturday Night Live spoofs), the show consists of two family teams competing to guess the most popular responses to survey questions.
The show will be broadcast at 8 p.m. four nights a week (Monday through Thursday) before on CBC TV and on the free CBC Gem streaming service before moving to its regular time slot of 7:30 p.m. on December 23.
After the show received thousands of applications and conducted auditions in 16 cities across the country, about 70 families were selected to compete in the first season, ranging from Whitehorse, Yukon, to Champney's West, Newfoundland.
The premiere episode will feature a classic Canadian family feud between the country’s two biggest provinces. The Bruna family from Oro-Medonte, Ontario, will face off against the Madill family from Saint Leonard, Quebec, as both families compete to win $10,000.
Winning families will be eligible to return to play three nights in a row, with an opportunity to win up to $30,000 in prizes per family.
This season, there’ll also be a family from Vancouver who’ll join the fray.
The all-female Lui team is described as “a family of adrenaline junkies who love to travel together” and “who all grew up watching Family Feud together at their grandmother's house”, according to a CBC news release.
Family Feud Canada is currently taping at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto. Anyone interested in being a part of the live studio audience can obtain free tickets by visiting the CBC website.