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Parents' Guide to

Celebrity Family Feud

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Star-studded spin on classic a bit iffy for kids.

TV NBC Game Shows 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 12+

Very strong for a TV-PG show

Family Feud and its "Celebrity" variant are both amazing shows to watch on TV, but the downside is their content is hardcore for a TV-PG rating. It has moderate sexual references, as well as completely uncensored profanity such as "hell, damn, piss, ass, crap, sh*t, b**ch." Only the F-word is not used. With that being said, I don't recommend this show to anyone under 12. If you think about it, Family Feud is really Family Guy Lite. It's a little more inappropriate for children than The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers.
age 10+

not very good

They refence sex and garbage alot

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Unfortunately, this show suffers setbacks that even popular stars like Raven-Symone, Wayne Newton, and Bill Engvall can't overcome. It fails to find a happy medium between tastefully reviving a classic and adding modern-day glitz to a show with a clearly dated format. (True, the reader board has gotten a makeover, but aren't those red plungers a bit past their prime?) In today's circle of flashy game shows like Deal or No Deal, this one gets lost in its own drabness.

Even more disappointing is that this version of Family Feud isn't entirely appropriate for family viewing. Survey questions often touch on sex in some way ("animal-related titles for a cheating boyfriend," for example) or lead to responses that do (hmmm, "something that's slippery and hard to hold onto"?). Tweens could get iffy messages from lighthearted references to drinking, too. Ultimately Celebrity Family Feud seems more like a platform for the celebs to flaunt their stardom than anything else, and even the quick-witted, exuberant Roker can't tone down the most obnoxious of them. While it's always fun to see stars removed from their element of fame, this show often feels forced and overacted. And it may be the charities that suffer the most, since they receive barely a mention at the start of the show.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 24, 2008
  • Cast: Al Roker
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: July 6, 2022

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