Renowned author, producer, comedian and talk show host, Steve Harvey, is bringing a popular American game show “Family Feud” to Africa.
Steve states that it was his idea to bring the show to the continent, and the partners of the show have agreed. He also noted that this has been his vision for a couple of years and now he wants to do something for his “homeland”.
The African version of Family Feud will kick off production in Johannesburg in the last quarter of 2019 and will begin airing in Africa in the second quarter of 2020.
In a recent chat with IOL, Harvey revealed that his end goal for the show is to create a city versus city type of production, where it ends up resembling a big soccer game.
“Yes, America is my home and I have a great family there, great friends and great relationships. That’s home but it’s not my homeland, Africa is my homeland. I’ve always wanted to come here and own land, and do something meaningful. Since ‘Family Feud’ was so popular in the states, I thought, you know what would be great? If African families played against African families, and I hosted that. Eventually, my goal is to have South Africa play against Ghana, Joburg against Durban. My goal is to have it that way.” – he said.
Family Feud is a game show that features two families competing to name the most popular responses to gathered survey questions in order to win cash and prizes. Harvey has hosted the American version of the game show since 2010. The 62-year-old star is also on track to become the longest-serving host in Family Feud history.