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Celebrity Family Feud: It Might Actually Be Sort of Funny

Let's just say I wasn't exactly thrilled when NBC announced it planned to take up part of its Summer programming block with Celebrity Family Feud. Combining a game show whose best years were a few decades behind it with yet another set of pseudo-celebs embarrassing themselves on national TV (see also: Celebrity Circus) sounded like a recipe for utter disaster.

But then NBC announced the list of participating "families" for the show this week, and — well, maybe it's the Summer heat going to my head, but I think this could be pretty funny in the "reality TV trainwreck you can't stop watching" sort of way.

I mean, I simply have to watch the episode where the accounting nerds of The Office take on the muscle-bound warriors of American Gladiators. The Hatfield vs. McCoy-style battle between two factions of the My Name is Earl cast — the Hickeys vs. the Camden County All-Stars — could be pretty great, too. And there's just a certain amount of curiosity that comes with hearing Ice T's clan will be taking on Joan and Melissa Rivers . . . or that Vincent "Big Pussy" Pastore will be feuding with the cast of The Girls Next Door.

Granted, they're not all great (I could do without the Bill Engvall vs. Larry the Cable Guy matchup, though admittedly I'm not in their demographic, and they kind of missed a chance to woo sports fans by having both Tiki Barber and Deion Sanders on the show but not competing against each other). But overall, it's already more than I was expecting from this show. And hey, it's for charity. The show will premiere July 1. What do you think? Do you sense the potential hilarity here?

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sundancekid82 sundancekid82 8 years
Ok, whoever thought up the Office vs American Gladiators is genius. I could also care less about match ups like Bill Engvall vs. Larry the Cable Guy, but it looks like there will be enough variety that there should be something for everybody. Plus, all the contestants on the original Family Feud were just random people, but it was more about just seeing the stupid things they would guess. Looking forward to it.
Think86 Think86 8 years
I'm just glad Ed McMahon is gonna be on the show. Its cool NBC is going to bat for him when he's going through hard times. I haven't seen him on tv since I was a kid.
darlene darlene 8 years
I might watch
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
I use to like Family Fued but I haven't seen it in years.
kushboy kushboy 8 years
Actually went to the tapings for the Rivers one and the Office one. Very funny. I won't give away anything, but definitely worth the watch.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
I'd KILL to see Hanson vs. the Jonas Brothers. LOL! :P It would be funny if it was tv family vs. tv family, too!
millarci millarci 8 years
I might actually watch it...
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
I'm in. I like the idea and love Family Feud.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 8 years
I actually think I'd watch this. Sounds like it could be pretty funny!
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 8 years
I like it!
Cocoangel Cocoangel 8 years
Buzz, I can't pass Family Feud when I'm surfing channels. Gotta stop and watch the Fast Money. Especially love the newer ones with John O'Hurley. Then you add my Office BFFs and a chance to see the Kardashians make fools of themselves, I'm so there.
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