‘Family Feud’ moving production from Atlanta to Los Angeles

This was posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

After eight seasons, hardy game show “Family Feud” is leaving Atlanta for Los Angeles.

Why? Host Steve Harvey got the show here in the first place (with the added incentive of generous state tax credits for the producers). For most of those seasons, it has shot at the Atlanta Civic Center, with a brief foray at the Georgia  World Congress Center.

But with Harvey’s syndicated talk show shifting from Chicago to Los Angeles and his syndicated radio show moving to Los Angeles from Atlanta, the very busy comic  is clearly trying to consolidate as much of his work in a single city. He has been shooting “Family Feud” in Atlanta right after his talk show ended in Chicago, usually in the summer time. It appears he is shooting part of his eighth season in Atlanta, then shifting partway through to L.A.

The page to sign up to be in the audience has a note “Coming to Hollywood.” beginning in August. It will be shot from now on at CBS Television City.

Auditions to compete on the show are also now in Los Angeles starting next month. Details here.  You need to send your info to LosAngeles@FamilyTryouts.com. 

“Family Feud” was transformed by Harvey, becoming a showcase for his humor as much as it is for the questions and silly answers emanating from contestants. Ratings skyrocketed and it is now a staple of daytime TV and GSN repeats.

He is now doing a crazy five TV shows: “Family Feud,” ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud,” NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” ABC’s “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” and his newly revamped L.A.-based talk show starting this fall called “Steve.” Plus, he continues to do his syndicated radio show.

MORE: My original interview with Harvey in 2010 about “Family Feud”

“Family Feud” airs multiple times in the evening on CW69 in Atlanta. Details here.

His radio show is heard locally on Majic 107.5/97.5.

His talk show airs at 3 p.m. on Fox 5 (WAGA-TV.)

 

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