Wednesday, November 2, 2011

'Family Feud' Restored Through 2015

Ethan Burns/Getty ImagesSteve Harvey Around the heels from the Wendy Williams Show's renewal and Forex's pickup of Charlie Sheen's Anger Management, distributor Debmar-Mercury has restored Family Feud through 2015. Year-over-year, the lengthy-running game show, now located by Steve Harvey, expires 40 % in the key women 25-54 demographic and it has published a 35 % household gain in comparison with 2010. Created by Fremantle Media The United States, stations including Fox, Sinclair, CBS, Tribune, Cox, Capital, NBC, Sunbeam, Newport and Belo broadcast groups have decided to carry Family Feud through 2015. The series is going to be shot in HD beginning the coming year. "Stations have wasted virtually no time in acquiring this franchise well in to the future with one of these lengthy-term renewal, stretching Family Feud through 2015 and which makes it an affordable solution to off-network sitcoms for a lot of stations seeking strong early fringe and access programming," stated Debmar Mercury co-leader Ira Bernstein, observing the series' time slot upgrade in two of the nation towards the 5-8 p.m. period typically restricted to syndicated comedies. Added Debmar-Mercury co-leader Mort Marcus: "Fremantle has had remarkable steps to show Family Feud right into a rankings phenomenon in the last two seasons, prospecting a superb host and inventive team whose incredible work make this show essential-have for station groups. We could not become more pleased through the passionate response it's received available on the market.Inch Debmar-Mercury restored syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show for 2 more seasons late recently and a week ago offered Sheen's half-hour comedy inside a 90-10 broadcast deal to News Corp.-possessed cabler Forex with Bernstein and Marcus attached. Email: Twitter: @Snoodit Steve Harvey

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