Steve Harvey, comedian and TV personality is bringing the iconic game show Family Feud to the continent of Africa. His media company, Steve Harvey Global, has just obtained the rights to license the game show in both South Africa and Ghana. The TV show is produced by Rapid Blue, the local production partner of Fremantle in the region.
“Bringing Family Feud to Africa has long been a dream of mine,” said Steve Harvey. “I believe Family Feud will become a household name for local South African and Ghanaian families. And this is just the beginning in Africa. I expect this show to lead to multiple media and business projects in and throughout the continent.”
Since its creation in the U.S in 1976, Family Feud is one of the longest-running and top-rated game shows in the world. Fremantle has placed it in over 70 international markets such as the United Kingdom, Australia, France, India, and the Philippines.
Family Feud, which is broadcasted in about 96% of U.S. TV homes, had 9.2 million viewers a week at its peak. Over the years, Harvey, who is one of the longest-serving hosts in the game show’s history, generated numerous viral funny video compilations and memes.
The latest version of the popular game show in Africa is expected to start airing in the second quarter of 2020.