MEET THE CANADIAN FAMILIES COMPETING ON THE SECOND SEASON OF FAMILY FEUD CANADA, PREMIERING THANKSGIVING MONDAY ON CBC

Oct 09, 2020

Hosted by Gerry Dee and broadcasting four nights a week, 104 new episodes featuring Canadian families begin Monday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem

After a hit first season that saw a diverse range of 62 Canadian families take the FAMILY FEUD CANADA stage with host Gerry Dee, CBC is ready to introduce the next round of families who will appear on the second season of FAMILY FEUD CANADA (104x30). Featuring 104 new episodes and broadcasting four nights a week (Monday through Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. (8 NT), the second season of FAMILY FEUD CANADA kicks off Thanksgiving Monday, October 12 on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

The new season follows a successful first season that reached 2.6 million viewers in Canada each week with an average audience of 518,000* per episode four nights each week, including 30 percent in the 25-54 demographic. More than half of all viewers watched with others in their household.*

Now filming at CBC’s Broadcast Centre in Toronto, FAMILY FEUD CANADA invites families to go head-to-head to answer the most popular answer to fun, Canadian survey questions, for a chance to take home up to $30,000 per family. To ensure the safety of the crew and families and adhere to COVID-19 travel and safety protocols, the families participating in this season of FAMILY FEUD CANADA must live within driving distance of the studio.

A sample of families who are set to appear on upcoming episodes of FAMILY FEUD CANADA include:
*Not listed in order of broadcast, families subject to change.

  • THE BAMBATA FAMILY (Brampton, ON) - The Bambata family is comprised of Mo, his sisters Zulfa and Nana, Zulfa’s husband Hakeem and their cousin Richmond. The family is descended from Ghanaian royalty, as their grandfather was a king, and they intend to leverage this in hopes to be crowned as winners on the show.
  • THE CHUNG FAMILY (Scarborough, ON) - Stacked with brothers Matthew, Jermaine and Chad, and cousins Mick and Justin, the Chung family is here to win. With a fervent love of sports, competition is in their blood, making this the perfect opportunity to showcase their skills.
  • THE DAVIS FAMILY (Shelburne, ON) - Mom Linda brings her daughter Kelsey, twin sons Kyle and Brandon, as well as Kyle’s partner Sophie, to Family Feud Canada. Kyle owns a burger restaurant called Champ Burger, and Kelsey wants to use the prize money to pay off her “pizza debt” she accumulated throughout college.
  • THE FEINSTEIN FAMILY (Thornhill, ON) - The Feinstein family is comprised of husband Paul, wife Lisa and three of their five kids, sons Matt, Josh and Kyle. Bringing a competitive edge fitting for the game, they are avid skiers and snowboarders, and the sons are involved in extreme sports, such as bungee jumping and ice climbing.
  • THE FLETCHER FAMILY (Hamilton, ON) - There are some big Gerry Dee fans in the Fletcher family. Made up of cousins Tara, Jacqueline, Christen, Sarah and Patricia, their family consists of 375 members in total who live in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia.
  • THE FORDE FAMILY (Mississauga, ON) - The Forde family is composed of Bajan cousins Nicola, Rhealyn, Aliyah, Isa and Maryam – and these are only five of them, with 29 more living in Canada and Barbados. This competitive group intends to “Forde Up” and take home the $10,000 prize.
  • THE GIECKO FAMILY (Bolton, ON) - The Giecko family comes from a Ukrainian background and lately have been enjoying taking the time to embrace their cultural traditions. Sisters Tessa, Sara, Tiffany, Tara and Teaghan consider themselves intimidating when they’re all together and are ready to win.
  • THE GIGNAC FAMILY (Cambridge, ON) - In the Gignac family, mom Judy and dad Jamie are accompanied by their three sons Blair, Taylor and Jonathan. Taylor is a familiar face at Family Feud Canada, having won audience MVP while attending a Season one taping last year.
  • THE GRANT FAMILY (Brampton, ON) - The Grant family is performance-driven in nature, consisting of aunt Tinisha, niece-in-law Kamila, nephew Justin, sister-in-law Tanya and niece Latoya. They host an annual barbeque that raises money for a scholarship fund set up for younger family members and they intend to put their winnings towards this great cause.
  • THE GUNNIS FAMILY (Toronto, ON) - The Gunnis Family is made up of compassionate and helpful members, as cousins Monique, Tash and Shenae are all frontline workers who work in nursing homes. They are joined by Monique’s sister Melissa and cousin Alecia.
  • THE HESHAM FAMILY (Mississauga, ON) - The Hesham family is a blended Scottish-Canadian and Arabic-Canadian team, with wife Meaghan, husband Will, mom Pat, niece Sarah and sister-in-law Ayat. They love hockey and Will is even currently learning to skate on his own home-made ice rink.
  • THE HICKS FAMILY (Oakville, ON) - The “Hicks Chicks plus one” consists of mom Kim, odd man out dad Geoff, and their three daughters, Shannon, Brooke and Jamie, who have all recently moved back home. They host an annual family ping pong tournament and they’re bringing that game-playing spirit to Family Feud Canada!
  • THE IBBITSON FAMILY (Pickering, ON) - The Ibbitson family loves two things - animals and tattoos. They have rescued multiple animals, including parrots, cats, dogs and rabbits and have held “tattoo parties” at their house with real tattoo artists. Daughter Taylor brings her mother Brenda, stepfather Chuck, step sister Candice and step grandma June.
  • THE KIM FAMILY (Oakville, ON) - The Kim family is made up of first generation Korean-Canadians Sonya, husband Albert, and brother David. They are joined by cousin Sharon and her husband Lynden, and are all game-show obsessed to the point that they have “Family Feud Fever.”
  • THE RAI FAMILY (Vaughan, ON) - The Rai family is a close knit family who are used to playing together and winning, as they are all on a champion dodgeball team. Reema and Nish are twins, and they are joined by brother Sam, Nish’s wife Kishani and Reema’s husband Sunny.
  • THE SHAH FAMILY (London, ON) - The Shah family consists of ER doctor Amit and RCMP members (and husband and wife) Karen and Roshan. Amit’s wife Anita was featured in an Indian music artist’s music video that got over 1 million views and his brother-in-law Chirag is an accountant.
  • THE SILVEIRA FAMILY (Caledon, ON) - A family of Taekwondo black belts, the Silveira’s are here to kick the competition! Husband Jorge and wife Norma immigrated to Canada from Argentina and Azores, and are joined on the show by their children Amanda, Matias and Analia.
  • THE STULP FAMILY (Guelph, ON) - The Stulp family are siblings who grew up on a farm together. Each sibling followed a different path: there’s Fred the pilot, Cynthia the nurse, Walter the biker, Andrew the pastor and Adrian, who is a new father to a baby boy!

Family Feud is one of television's longest-running and top-rated game shows watched by audiences around the world. First introduced in the U.S. in 1976, the much-loved game show has been picked up in 71 international markets to date including the United Kingdom, Australia, France, India, Indonesia, and the United States.

FAMILY FEUD CANADA is produced by Zone3 and based on the Fremantle format, in association with CBC. For Zone 3, Jeffrey Wraight is Executive Producer and Showrunner. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content; and Michelle McCree is Executive in Charge of Production.

*Source: Numeris TV Meter, Dec. 16, 2019 - Apr. 3, 2020, CBC Total, M-Th 7:30-8:30pm, Total Canada, AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV

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