Classic game show “Family Feud,” which is seen at noon weekdays locally on WPCH-TV, has moved production to Atlanta, starting next month.
Casting producer Sara Dansby is seeking families to be on the show, with a shot to win up to $100,000. Live auditions are here June 26. Candidates get to play a mock “Feud” game in front of cameras. To reserve a possible spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. She tells me what she’s looking for:
- Bring oodles of energy and personality. Be willing to say “Good answer!” even when the answer is clearly no good: “We need people who are clapping and smiling and high-fiving.”
- Engage with Atlanta-based comic and radio host Steve Harvey, who took over as host last season. “I want a family to be able to bounce things off of him and go back and forth with him. They don’t need to try to be a comedian. That’s his job. But they need to joke around with him and get his jokes.”
- Bring five family members, though she recommends a sixth person in case somebody freezes up in front of the camera.
- Don’t talk to your mom or sibling while they’re trying to come up with an answer, even if you just want to be encouraging. “It could be construed as cheating,” Dansby said.
- Age does matter. There is no technical age limit but given that the show’s surveys rely on life experience, she does not recommend family members younger than 15. Then again, Dansby has cast people as young as 12. (On the other end, she has also cast people in their 80s but speed is also an advantage on the show so that could be an issue.)
If you do make the show, the producers decide who the captain is and what order people go in based on who they think would thrive in a particular spot. They want to make sure the person at the end, for instance, who might have to do the “sudden death” round is best able to do so.
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By Rodney Ho, email@example.com, AJCRadioTV blog