Friday, September 14, 2012

York Family to Compete on Family Feud

(left to right) Megan, Alyssa, host Steve Harvey, Sandy, Meg, and Jeff, on the set of Family Feud. The Lathrop family competed on the television game show, which airs Tuesday, September 18, on the Fox channel (courtesy photo)

The Lathrop Family from York will face off against the Carlyle Family from Stillmore, Georgia, in front of a live studio audience in Atlanta with the chance to win up to $100,000 and a brand new car, along with some serious bragging rights. The show airs Tuesday, September 18 at 4 p.m. on the Fox channel. Family Feud host Steve Harvey and his no-holds-barred brand of comedy are back for an all-new season of one of America's favorite family competitions.
The Lathrop Family – which includes Meg, a stay-at-home mom; cousin Jeff, a firefighter; cousin Sandy, a librarian; cousin Alyssa, a teacher; and cousin Meg, a teacher – will be playing for big prize money plus a brand new car when they appear on the show. Since Harvey took over as host of the show, viewership has increased nearly 50 percent overall, and it's no wonder. Harvey brings down the house five days a week as he puts contestants on the spot and mines laughter from the crowd with every remark, gesture and eye roll he makes.
“I saw a story in my local newspaper about an open casting call for ‘Family Feud’ happening at Foxwoods Casino, so I immediately asked my crazy family to try out with me,” said Sandy.  “If we win we want to donate a portion of the winnings to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in honor of my aunt and Meg’s mother.”
One of the original Kings of Comedy, Harvey brings his ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ brand of humor to center stage where he keeps audiences in stitches for the show's 14th season in national syndication. Families travel from all over the country to compete for big cash prizes on the set of Family Feud, and enjoy a great bonding experience while they’re at it. When the show is over, fans can connect for breaking news on Twitter (@FamilyFeud), find outtakes and behind the scenes footage on YouTube ( ) and even face off against friends and family on Facebook.
One of the most beloved and successful game shows in history, Family Feud is produced by FremantleMedia North America and distributed by Debmar Mercury. Gaby Johnston is executive producer; Jim Roush is executive in charge of production; Ken Fuchs is director.
To secure their spot on the show, the Lathrop Family called the Family Feud hotline to begin the process. Other contestant hopefuls can also call the show’s hotline at 323-762-8467 for an interview.