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Canadian version of Family Feud game show seeks NWT players

A promotional image of Gerry Dee.

Long-running US game show Family Feud is coming to Canada – and is looking to recruit families from the Northwest Territories to compete.

Host Gerry Dee says audition videos are “coming in fast” but the game show is still looking for more applications from families in the NWT, as well as BC, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

CBC producer Molly Middleton says NWT families won’t have to travel outside the territory to try out for the show as they will be holding auditions September 7 in Yellowknife. “We’re hoping families in the area apply soon because we interview them beforehand and invite families of interest to audition in person,” she stated in an email to Cabin Radio.

Dee – an actor, stand-up comic and star of Mr D – will host the first season of the Canadian version of the show, which has been airing in the US since 1976.



Canada will join more than 70 other countries in making its own version of the game show. The CBC says episodes of Family Feud Canada will feature two Canadian families facing off by “guessing the most popular answers to fun, family-friendly survey questions based on responses from a sample of Canadians.”

Families who want to apply to be on the game show should submit a three to five-minute video. All families must have five members over the age of 18 and all must live permanently in Canada. Candidates for political office and game show lovers who have appeared on more than two game shows in the past year aren’t allowed to apply, as per eligibility rules. If successful, the families will be invited to an in-person audition.

The Canadian version of the game show will be taped in front of a studio audience starting in mid-November. Family Feud Canada premieres on December 17 and will be broadcast four nights a week on CBC.