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Set to replace actor John O’Hurley when the show begins its new season in the fall, Harvey is sure to infuse a bit of life and bring an original comic voice to the trivia-styled game where families compete to win cash. “Family Feud” made its debut in 1977 with iconic host Richard Dawson and has had several incarnations over the years with a succession of new faces hosting, including comedian Louie Anderson and actor Richard Karn from television’s “Home Improvement” series.
FreemantleMedia North America, the company that produces the show and whose CEO has ties to “American Idol,” said Harvey was chosen for his "one-of-a-kind personality and attribute of connecting to audiences.”
O’Hurley, who emerged as the winner of the first season of "Dancing with the Stars" (after a bit of controversy), hosted “Family Feud” for four seasons and told the Associated Press he was moving on to pursue other career opportunities and to concentrate on his role in the traveling production of the Broadway show “Chicago.”
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