Dancing With The Stars Celebrities And Pro Dancers Confirmed To Do Celebrity Family Feud

According to a Disney ABC Press release, Dancing with the Stars” contestants and pro dancers are confirmed for “Celebrity Family Feud.” The show will premiere on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Read below for a list of the teams and contestants. I love how Karina Smirnoff with be a team captain….

ETA: Filming took place today for the Dancing With The Stars episode. See Sasha Farber and Karina Smirnoff’s instagrams for some fun pics and video (Go Steve Harvey! He should be on Dancing With The Stars). Anna tweeted this episode airs on June 21st. Thanks to Jim and Jennie for their help with this update.

Celebrity Families Will Compete Against Each Other On The Premier Of ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” (6/21)

Steve Harvey (Emmy Award – Winning TV personality, Game Show Host, Talk Show Host,
Actor and Comedian) Hosts

Celebrities from the World of Entertainment and Sports Will Compete

Against Each Other to Win Money for Charity

Watching two families spar off against each other in “Family Feud” is one of television’s most popular and enduring game show formats. In the new primetime celebrity version produced by FremantleMedia North America, “Celebrity Family Feud” will take the fun to another level over the six-episode special series. Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning game show host, will pit celebrities against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people. “Celebrity Family Feud” premieres on SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

In each episode, two celebrity families and their immediate family members or their extended TV families, will compete against each other to win money for charity. Each team will be made up of a celebrity captain with four relatives or friends playing along. The winning celebrity team will be given a chance to win up to $25,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.
“Celebrity Family Feud” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and will be taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, California. Gaby Johnston, Jennifer Mullin and Thom Beers are executive producers.

The celebrity captains and their teams are:

Dr. Phil McGraw – the world’s most well-known mental health professional and host and executive producer of television’s #1 daytime talk show, “Dr. Phil.”

o   Robin McGraw, wife
o   Jay McGraw, son
o   Jordan McGraw, son
o   Erica McGraw, daughter-in-law

Penny Marshall – Golden Globe nominee, best known as Laverne of the beloved TV show “Laverne & Shirley” and director of “BIG,” “League of their Own,” and “Awakenings.”
Garry Marshall – Prolific director and producer of classic films and television shows including “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple” and “Pretty Woman.”

o   Ronny Hallin, sister
o   Scott Marshall, Garry’s son
o   Tracy Reiner, Penny’s daughter

Karina Smirnoff – American audiences first fell in love with Karina during season three of “Dancing with the Stars.” In Season 13, she won the Mirrorball trophy with J.R. Martinez as her partner. Her “Celebrity Family Feud”  team consists of DWTS pro dancers:

o   Anna Trebunskaya – she partnered with Jerry Rice in season 2
o   Sasha Farber – he partnered with Snooki in season 17
o   Witney Carson – season 19 Mirrorball Champion with celebrity partner, Alfonso Ribeiro
o   Allison Holker – she partnered with Riker Lynch in season 20 and placed second in the finals


Sean Lowe – He was “The Bachelor” during the romantic reality show’s 17th season in 2013

o    Catherine Guidici, Sean’s wife
o   Jason Mesnick – He was the first-ever single dad when he appeared as “The Bachelor” in the 13th season in 2008
o   Molly Mesnick, Jason’s wife
o   Kaitlyn Bristowe – Currently “The Bachelorette” after winning the vote the men took the first night between her and Britt

Kevin McHale – actor and singer best known for his role as Artie Abrams on television’s “Glee” and former member of the R&B boy band NLT

o   Elizabeth McHale, mother
o   Christopher McHale, father
o   Shannon McHale-Horan, sister
o   John Hobart Payne, uncle

Fred Willard — iconic comedic actor from “Fernwood Tonight,” “Modern Family” and the film, “Best In Show”

o   Mary Willard, wife
o   Hope Mulbarger, daughter
o   Mitch Mulbarger, son-in-law
o   Freddie Mulbarger, grandson

American Stars from the NFLPA

o   Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers/wide receiver
o   Nick Mangold – New York Jets/center
o   Terrell Suggs – Baltimore Ravens/outside linebacker
o   Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers/tight end
o   DeMarcus Ware – Denver Broncos/defensive end

National Stars from the NFLPA

o   Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers/tight end
o   Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers/running back
o   Calais Campbell – Arizona Cardinals/defensive end
o   Matt Forte – Chicago Bears/running back
o   Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers/outside linebacker

Monica Potter – Critics’ Choice-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress (“Parenthood,” “Con Air,” “Patch Adams,” and “Saw”)

o   Nancy Brokaw, mother
o   Jessica Brokaw, sister
o   Brigette Brokaw-Corcoran, sister
o   Kerry Brokaw, sister

Curtis Stone – Australian celebrity chef, author and television personality

o   Lindsay Price Stone, wife
o   Bill Price, Lindsay’s father
o   Diane Price, Lindsay’s mother
o   Bryan Price, Lindsay’s brother

Mario Lopez – actor, author and host of the entertainment news program“Extra“

o   Courtney Lopez, wife
o   Gina Kramer, sister-in-law
o   Elvia Lopez, mother
o   Damian Mazza, brother-in-law

Joey Lawrence – actor and producer, known for “Melissa & Joey” and “Blossom”

o   Matthew Lawrence, brother
o   Andrew Lawrence, brother
o   Donna Lawrence, mother
o   Harry Shaw aka “Pop Pop,” Grandpa

Katy Mixon, movie and TV actress best known for playing Victoria on “Mike & Molly” and April Buchanan on “East Bound & Down”

o    Fred Smith Mixon, father
o   Donna Field Mixon, mother
o   Emily Ann Mixon, sister
o   Joel Ashby Mixon, brother

Willie Robertson – he leads family members from the reality show, A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”

o   Korie Robertson, wife
o   John Luke Robertson, son
o   Sadie Robertson, daughter
o   Rebecca Robertson, daughter

Rob Gronkowski – NFL tight end for the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots and actor (2015’s “Entourage”)

o   Gordon Gronkowski Jr., brother
o   Daniel Gronkowski, brother
o   Gordon Gronkowski Sr., father
o   Christopher Gronkowski, brother

Holly Robinson Peete – actress, author, activist and co-founder of The HollyRod Foundation

o   Rodney Peete, husband
o   Dolores Robinson, mother
o   Matt Robinson, brother
o   Kelly Joel, cousin

Niecy Nash –Emmy Award-winning actress/comedienne (“Getting On,” “The Soul Man,” “Reno 911!,” “Clean House”)

o   Mario Graham, cousin
o   Donielle Nash, daughter
o   Dominic Nash, son
o   Margaret Ensley, mother

Cheryl Hines – movie and TV actress best known for her Emmy Award-nominated role as Cheryl David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and 3 seasons on “Suburgatory”

o   Rosemary Harbolt, mother
o   Chris Hines, brother
o   Becky Hines, sister
o   Michael Hines, brother

Keke Palmer – Award-winning actress (“Akeelah and The Bee,” “Masters of Sex”), singer and dancer, starring in FOX’s new comedy-horror series, “Scream Queens.”

o   Frank, brother-in-law
o   Larry Palmer, Father
o   Sharon Palmer, mother
o   Loreal Palmer, sister

Bill Engvall – Actor/Comedian

o   Gail Engvall, wife
o   Travis Engvall, son
o   Emily Holden, daughter
o   William Holden, son-in-law

Ed Asner – 7-Time Emmy Award winning (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Lou Grant,” “Up” )

o   Matt Asner, son
o   Liza Asner, daughter
o   Katie Luckerman, daughter
o   Michael Luckerman, son-in-law

Vicki Lawrence – Emmy Award-winning comedienne best-known for her part in the legendary cast of the “Carol Burnett Show”

o   Al Shultz, husband
o   Courtney Shultz, daughter
o   Garrett Lawrence, son
o   Kendall Wootten, goddaughter

Anthony Anderson – executive producer and star of ABC’s award-winning series, “black-ish”

o   Derrick Bowman, mother
o   Doris Bowman, brother
o   Denise Whitehurst, aunt
o   Carol Hubbard, sister-in-law

Toni Braxton – The 7-time Grammy Award winning artist and actress’ team includes her sisters and stars of WE tv’s hit series “Braxton Family Values”

o   Tamar Braxton, sister
o   Trina Braxton, sister
o   Towanda Braxton, sister
o   Traci Braxton, sister

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business.  As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV  brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including American Idol (FOX), America’s Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (SYN), Let’s Make A Deal (CBS), The Price Is Right (CBS), The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Married to Medicine (Bravo), Party Down South (CMT), Ice Road Truckers (HISTORY), Storage Wars (A&E), The Returned (A&E) and Celebrity Name Game (SYN), among others.