Family Feud (1988 syndicated)

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Family Feud
Premiere September 19, 1988
Finale September 1995
Creator Mark Goodson,
Bill Todman
Host Ray Combs (seasons 1–6)
Richard Dawson (season 7)
Network Syndication
Style 30-minute (seasons 1–6) / 60-minues (season 7) game show
Company Mark Goodson Productions
Distributor LBS Communications (1988–1992)
All American Television (1992–1997)
Pearson Television (1997–2001)
Fremantle North America (2001– )
Seasons 7
Origin USA

Family Feud is a game show that aired in syndication. It was the fourth version of Family Feud and ran at the same time as the third one, with that version in running during the day on CBS and this one running in the nighttime in syndication. In September 1992, the show was renamed The New Family Feud. Changes occurred after the sixth season because of declining ratings. Host of the original version Richard Dawson was brought back, the show was renamed back to Family Feud and it was expanded to one-hour.

Upon bringing Dawson back, the "Bullseye" round (used in the Combs edition from 1992 on) was renamed "Bankroll" and only used three questions. In the first half hour, Bankroll questions were worth $500, $1500 and $2500. The second half, the top answers were worth $1000, $2500 and $5000. Another change is that each family employed only four members. Also, in the second half hour, a family appearing on Dawson's original Family Feud returned to compete.

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 19, 1988 1989
Season Two 1989 1990
Season Three 1990 1991
Season Four 1991 1992
Season Five 1992 1993
Season Six 1993 1994
Season Seven September 12, 1994 September 1995

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