Ready to play the Feud? Nunavut families wanted for TV game show
Family Feud Canada producers aiming to cast first Nunavut family for fifth season
Now in its fifth season, popular TV game show Family Feud Canada has hosted families from every region of the country.
That is, every region except Nunavut.
Producers say they hope to change that this season.
The show, co-produced by CBC and Zone3, is casting for the upcoming season and producers are “very keen” to spotlight families from Nunavut, said supervising casting producer Donia Aly.
“Our goal every season is to ensure as many communities are represented,” she said.
“We’re hoping that season five we’ll be able to secure some more families from the north.”
The show is hosted by comedian Gerry Dee. On each episode, two families with five members each face off to determine the top answers to survey questions.
Winning families have the opportunity to participate in up to three episodes, and could walk away with up to $30,000.
Aly said the show has received some applications from Nunavut families in past seasons, but obstacles such as pandemic travel restrictions made it challenging to bring them to Toronto for filming.
“I’m very cognizant of how that has affected travel or willingness of people to travel from certain regions,” Aly said.
Now that travel restrictions have been lifted, Aly and producers hope more families from Nunavut will send in applications.
“I want people to know that this is a very accessible format to audition for the show,” she said, adding the show covers costs of travel and accommodations for the families that are selected. “You don’t have to travel and audition anywhere in person, we are holding auditions virtually.”
“It even means that family members that are spread across multiple territories or provinces can audition from the comfort of their home.”
Being on the show is also sometimes a great opportunity to unite families that haven’t seen each other for a while, Aly added.
She encourages families who are interested in applying to have lots of energy, enthusiasm and be ready to share with us some of their “most epic” family stories.
“We want to hear all about funny moments … . We want [families] to make us smile, make us laugh, because that’s going to translate really well in the studio and have our audience smiling and having fun as well,” Aly said.
“We’re looking for authenticity. We’re looking for families who are proud to represent where they’re from.”
Applications are on the Family Feud Canada website.