O'Hurley Replaces Karn on Family Feud
MARCH 28, 2006 -
Dancing With the Stars contestant John O'Hurley, whose prior experience includes his classic role as J. Peterman on Seinfeld and a stint from 2000-02 hosting syndicated game show To Tell the Truth, is heading back to daytime TV to host the game show Family Feud.
O'Hurley will replace former Home Improvement star Richard Karn, who took over for Louie Anderson in 2002, as host of Tribune Entertainment's Family Feud next season. O'Hurley will become the fifth host of the veteran game show, which launched in 1976 with Richard Dawson. The late Ray Combs replaced Dawson in the first of several remakes in 1988.
Season to-date, Family Feud ranks fourth among the six current first-run game/relationship strips, with a 2.0 rating in households, according to Nielsen Media Research. Comparably, that is a decrease of 5 percent from one year earlier. Ratings among key women 25-54, also No. 4 in the genre, are flat at a 1.0.
The arrival of O'Hurley will coincide with a new set for Family Feud in 2006-07 in celebration of its 30th anniversary.