|Richard Karn on the set of Family Feud,|
now at least 11 years ago (wow). Karn's
version of Family Feud returns to the GSN
schedule in a permanent weekday slot
starting tomorrow (7/4) at 12pm & 12:30pm ET.
It is amazing GSN boasts about the success of Skin Wars, Skin Wars: Fresh Paint and Idiotest (and also the "success" of Hellevator), GSN still needs to depend on the 5th season of the current version of Family Feud, which premiered 13 years ago this Fall.
The 18th season of the current version of Family Feud premieres in syndication this Fall.
While Harvey Feud has its "cap", where GSN can only air a "limited" number of episodes per week (we are at about 100 now for Harvey's airings alone on GSN), GSN figures 12pm ET/9am PT is too early for Idiotest reruns (a primetime show). Instead, Karn Feud is a good classics-to-modern transition.
The truth is, the true difference between "old" and "modern" with Karn Feud coming on the GSN schedule is seven hours. At 11am ET, the last pre-1990 of the day (The $25,000 Pyramid) switches off and the next show produced in 2010 or after is Harvey Feud at 6pm ET. An exception is The Pyramid at 3:30pm ET from 2012, only 30 minutes and basically a blueprint of the classic version.
We will see how long Karn Feud lasts on the weekday schedule this time. Since the beginning of 2014, it has been very sporadic. See below:
History of Karn Feud and GSN
GSN acquired the four seasons of Family Feud, hosted by Richard Karn from 2002-06, in 2007. The lease consisting of all four seasons was renewed in 2010. During the time from 2009-12, Karn Feud was very popular on GSN, at times up to six runs a day. By 2012, once the Harvey version came around, GSN gradually cut back on Karn Feud.
In 2013, GSN renewed the lease to Karn Feud excluding his first season (2002-03). The past three years, airtime for Karn Feud has been sporadic at best on GSN. The most recent time Richard Karn's Family Feud had a permanent slot on the weekday schedule was at 5pm and 5:30pm, which ended in January 2014. Since then, Karn Feud has been a place filler in a couple areas (the noon hour for a few days in November 2014), a few slots on weekends briefly in the middle of 2015 and a short stint on Halloween Day 2015.