Wednesday, March 26, 2008

family feud on primetime? really?

um, does someone at NBC like me?

did they just read my FF post from yesterday?

did they know that I tivo'd the Thanksgiving Day Family Feud marathon and I watched "fast money" over and over again for maybe 2 hours straight? did i just say that out loud?

From Variety:

Survey says: "Family Feud" is heading to primetime.

NBC and "American Idol" producer FremantleMedia North America are prepping a celebrity edition of the classic quizzer and are fast-tracking it for broadcast as soon as this summer. While the "Feud" format is more than 30 years old, the series has never aired as a regular primetime network show.
Peacock and Fremantle are keeping a tight lid on details surrounding the primetime "Feud," with casting just getting under way.

While it's possible the show could cast celeb families such as the Baldwin brothers or the Lohan clan, producers might also take a page from "Feud" history and use the casts of TV shows and movies (think the "Lost" castaways vs. the "Heroes" gang). During its original run, "Feud" often featured theme weeks in which stars of, say, "Baywatch" or "American Gladiators" competed against each other.
Sale of "Feud" reps the latest resurrection of a quizzer format by Fremantle, which boasts a huge library of classic game shows.

I'm not sure how I feel about the celebrity BS. But I still like it more than American Gladiators.

No comments: