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Yellowknifers set for Family Feud Canada's TV debut


Want to see how a Yellowknife family fares against the rest of the nation as Family Feud makes its Canadian debut? Tune in to CBC on December 30 at 7:30pm.

Aaron "Godson" Hernandez and his family will represent the NWT's capital on that night's show, Hernandez said in a Facebook post on Thursday. "Mark your calendars," he urged friends in a post shared hundreds of times.

Family Feud Canada – entering its first season as CBC replicates the format of the long-running US edition – went through "thousands of applications and hundreds of in-person auditions across 16 cities" before selecting families to appear, producers said in a news release.

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The Hernandez family recorded its episode in Toronto last month. Producers said Godson's team includes his wife Melissa, brother Noel, sister Anneluzelia, and cousin Jessy-Ann.

The show's opening episode airs at 8pm on December 16, two weeks before the Hernandez family's appearance.

Whitehorse also has a family – the Dicksons – on the show, which is hosted by comedian Gerry Dee.

The Hernandez family was one of three at auditions held in Yellowknife in September. (Cabin Radio's "work family" was another contender.)

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"I thought our family would make good TV, even if we don’t win any money," Godson said at the time.

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