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Format focus: CBC readies Canada’s “Family Feud”; Denmark to adapt “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds”

Fremantle, CBC to launch Canadian version of Family Feud Canadian pubcaster CBC is launching a local version of Family Feud as part of a partnership with London-based global prodco and distributor Fremantle. Family ...
November 4, 2019

Fremantle, CBC to launch Canadian version of Family Feud

Canadian pubcaster CBC is launching a local version of Family Feud as part of a partnership with London-based global prodco and distributor Fremantle.

Family Feud Canada (60 x 30 minutes), like the American original, will see families from across the country competing to guess the most popular answers to family-friendly survey questions for cash prizes.

Filming of the series, first announced during CBC’s upfronts last spring, will begin this month with the premiere set for Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service. The show will then move to its regular time slot of 7:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 23.

Family Feud Canada is hosted by Gerry Dee (pictured) and produced by Zone3, based on the original Fremantle format, in association with CBC. Isabelle Roy and Jeffrey Wraight serve as executive producers, with co-executive producer Tracie Tighe. Wraight also serves as supervising producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is general manager of programming; Jennifer Dettman is executive director of unscripted content; and Michelle McCree is executive in charge of production.

Fremantle will distribute the series globally. Michela Di Mondo, SVP for Canada and international at Fremantle, brokered the deal with CBC.

Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds heads to Denmark

Danish pubcaster DR has commissioned a local version of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, to be produced by Snowman Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company.

The four-episode series sees seven senior residents of a Danish care home brought together with eight four-year-olds for six weeks.

The original production of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds is created and produced by Red Arrow Studios-owned CPL Productions for Channel 4 in the UK and has won two Realscreen Awards.

Red Arrow Studios International distributes format rights worldwide, with local versions commissioned in over 13 territories, including Spain (Movistar+), the Netherlands (Max), Israel (KAN), Australia (ABC) and Germany (Vox). Recently announced territories include France (Canal+), Sweden (TV4) and Portugal (RTP).

Snowman has completed production on the Danish series, which is set to premiere on DR1 on Nov. 6.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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