The first "real" episode: August 6
UNCLE MICHAEL AND AUNT DONNA TRY TO COERCE THE OTHERS
TO FORFEIT THEIR CHANCE AT A FORTUNE, ON "THE FAMILY,"
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, ON ABC
As tensions flare and alliances grow, Uncle Michael and Aunt Donna try to pressure the others to forfeit their chance to win the fortune during the elimination competition. And, the family's knowledge of luxury items is tested in a pricing game, with the winners chauffeured on an extravagant shopping expedition while the losers labor with laundry and dirty dishes. Find out which family member joins the already eliminated Cousin Robert, Cousin Melinda and Cousin Maria, on "The Family," WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. George Hamilton hosts.
"The Family" follows the exploits of an extended clan of 10 family members as they compete to win a million dollars on a Palm Beach estate, with their every need attended by a full domestic staff. Each episode, they compete in fantasy competitions for amazing prizes and also in elimination contests. The elimination contests result each week in 2 losers, whose names are put before a secret board of trustees-the household help. The identity of the secret board is hidden from the family until the final episode. Each week, one family member is eliminated, but they all stay on in the house, competing in the fantasy competitions. And, in the last episode, the family itself will vote for one eliminated person to re-enter the competition for the million dollars.
The series, which is the first internally created project for ABC from Buena Vista Productions, is executive-produced by Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner, who helmed "Big Brother" 2 and 3. Mindy Moore ("The View") is co-executive producer. Danny Salles is director. "The Family" is produced by Buena Vista Productions in association with Shapiro / Grodner Productions.
This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.