Meanwhile, Mark Goodson Prods. is reviving "Family Feud"--with comedian Ray Combs as emcee.
According to Howard Felsher, producer of the old show (which went off the air in '85 when its ratings finally dropped) and the new, it'll be ready for airing by next July, with CBS set to carry the daytime version. The evening version will be syndicated beginning in September.
(Felsher said the comeback had to do with the success of other revived game shows like "Password.")
He added that they never tried to get Dawson back. "We thought we'd try a new emcee."