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People vs. the Stars Tries to Give Family Feud a Run for Its Money

The itch to topple ABS-CBN’s ‘Family Feud’ led GMA to unveil a game show of their own.

After months of witnessing ‘Family Feud”s rise into a popular yet controversial celebrity-exclusive game show, GMA decided to give ABS-CBN a harsh lesson in viewer and audience participation. This led to the network’s newest game show called ‘People vs. the Stars’, which premieres this Sunday.

Hosted by the husband-and-wife tandem of Drew Arellano and Iya Villania, ‘People vs. the Stars’ features a unique strategy. Celebrities have a chance to win P 200,000 by answering eight mind-boggling questions with an allotted value, and if they answer incorrectly, viewers have a chance to steal the prize by answering a ‘People of the Week’ question through text.

With that, ‘People vs. the Stars’ encourages viewer participation through each episode, something that its soon-to-be rival ‘Family Feud’ has not been able to do. Kudos to GMA for being more generous to its viewers.

However, if there is one thing that holds ‘People vs. the Stars’ back, it is its schedule. While ‘Family Feud’ airs every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, ‘People vs. the Stars’ was only given a Sunday afternoon slot as GMA continues to air ‘Imbestigador’ opposite ‘Family Feud’ on Saturdays.

The unusual weekend afternoon schedule will not help ‘People vs. the Stars’ at all. That said, if GMA were smart enough to compete with ‘Family Feud’, they would have been better off if they move ‘Imbestigador’ to an earlier timeslot (against ‘SOCO’, of all shows) and cancel the more dramatized and irrelevant ‘Wish Ko Lang’, in order to give way to ‘People vs. the Stars’.

Regardless of this situation, viewers who were fed up by ‘Family Feud”s celebrities-only approach should look at ‘People vs. the Stars’ and see why this game show is worth watching. After all, everyone is welcome to earn the big bucks just by watching and participating on this game show.

‘People vs. the Stars’ airs every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. on GMA.

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3 thoughts on “People vs. the Stars Tries to Give Family Feud a Run for Its Money

  1. Good to hear as slap themselves of reality of running game shows. However, I was bothered with the longevity of the original game show given the constraint and their hard-headed defense.

    Don’t get me wrong, program-wise, original shows don’t last than franchised ones and it’s obvious GMA can’t afford another franchise because the entertainment funds are splurging to create a requel of Mulawin this year.

    Plus, I don’t think People vs. The Stars is like 1 vs 100; it’s like an inclusive stand-alone version of Sa Pula, Sa Puti of Eat Bulaga, don’t you?

  2. It might be good for TV critics, like you, who are sick and tired of Family Feud. Neutral ako sa problema ng Family Feud, which is mostly celebrity contestants over masa. Abangan na lang natin kung magclick yan sa viewers, lalo na sa ratings, since GMA’s weekend ratings are somewhat questionable at best. Viewers have the final say if they’ll stick with Family Feud or go with the alternative.

    ONCE AGAIN, I’M NEUTRAL ON THAT ISSUE.

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