Grant Denyer has 10 primetime Family Feud episodes on the way, but fans waiting for more Celebrity Name Game may be out of luck.
10 sources confirmed to TV Tonight there are no plans to resume the Fremantle show, even when TV production ramps up.
This comes as little surprise given the show moved from 10’s primary channel to 10 BOLD last December due to low ratings. It was also replaced by Star Trek: Voyager reruns earlier this month while Executive Producer Caroline Swift has now moved to oversee a new-look Living Room.
However Gold Logie-winning Denyer is suitably pumped for the 10 Family Feud specials, also from Fremantle, which will give back to health care workers and emergency services for their efforts during the pandemic / bushfires. Legendary Pam Barnes is on board as a consultant executive producer.
Updated June 2: 10 has now axed Celebrity Name Game.
A Network 10 spokesperson said: “We had a lot of fun bringing Celebrity Name Game to audiences.
“As the news cycle continues to move rapidly, audiences have really engaged with the additional coverage from 10 News First in our 6pm timeslot. The News has lifted this timeslot 40% compared to its 2019 average which is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our fantastic news team.
“For those missing Grant Denyer, don’t worry, he’ll be back soon in a special run of Family Feud.”