Younger generations may see game shows as retro, but the truth is they’ve never gone out of style. In fact, game shows like ‘Family Feud’ continue to gain audiences both domestically and abroad. This show, produced by Paul Alter, has been on air for decades, and it is still gaining viewers. It is one of America’s longest running and favorite game shows. The powerful basic premise of the show is the main reason why it is so popular originally and why it is still popular today.
Family Feud is created by Mark Goodson, and Paul Alter directed the original version of Family Feud which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1985. Family Feud is American television game show where two families compete and give responses to survey questions to win cash and prizes.
Alter also directed the revived version in 1988, until October 1990, when he left the show in order to direct, To Tell the Truth. The show first aired on ABC on July 12, 1976. It ran as part of the daytime schedule until June 14, 1985. On July 4, 1988, the program was re-launched by CBS and ran until September 10, 1993. As an original director, Paul Alter again came to the rescue. In fact, the first four versions of the show were directed by Alter. In 1988, Paul Alter was joined by two other directors.
Family Feud has become so popular that it turned into a worldwide franchise. Today apart from the original one, this show has over 50 adaptations outside the United States. Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom, are some of the countries that have aired their own versions of the show. Now there are multiple regional adaptations in over 50 international markets outside the United States. This indigenous American institution is the most popular game on television.
Director of The Show
As a producer and director of game shows including Family Feud, Paul Alter gained fame and fortune. Until this day he is best known as the original director of Family Feud. In 1987, Paul Alter even received a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on Family Feud. He was involved in many projects produced by big TV and media networks, and his work on game shows brought him fame and recognition in all spheres of the public life.