‘Family Feud’ auditions coming to Austin

Steve Harvey hosts ‘Family Feud.’

Who’s ready to play “Family Feud”?

If you are, now’s your chance.

The hit game show hosted by comedian Steve Harvey will be in Austin conducting auditions Aug. 4-5.

To sign up, visit familyfeud.com/audition.

One tip from producers: Add photos and videos to your online application that show off the personalities of your family members.

Now … the fine print:

  • Your team must have five family members “related by blood, marriage or legal adoption.”
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or have permission to work in the U.S.
  • You can’t be related to anyone affiliated with the show.
  • You can’t be a candidate for political office or have appeared on more than two game shows in the past year.
  • If you’ve been on “Family Feud” before, you must wait at least 10 years to reapply.
  • There is no age requirement, but the suggested minimum age for contestants is 15.

“Family Feud” airs weekdays at 6 p.m. on local CW affiliate KNVA.


Univision networks gone from Dish Network lineup

Univision stations have gone dark for Dish Network subscribers in Austin and a number of other cities.

The satellite provider removed the channels over the weekend, even though Univision says it had offered a two-week extension while contract talks continued.

Dish subscribers no longer have access to Univision, UniMás and Galavision, while folks who subscribe to Dish’s Sling streaming service have lost Univision, UniMás, Galavision, Univision Deportes Network, Fusion and El Rey.

“It is outrageous that Dish has rejected our offer of a two-week contract extension to allow its customers and our viewers to continue to have access to Univision’s highly rated networks and stations,” Univision said in a written statement. “While Dish has routinely used blackouts against broadcasters – its 68 broadcast blackouts since 2010 are significantly more than any other distributor in that time – Univision expected Dish to take our negotiations and its commitment to Hispanic consumers seriously when it told its customers this week that it wanted to ‘reach a mutually beneficial deal’ for Univision’s ‘high quality content.’

“Instead of fulfilling its promise to its customers, Dish has chosen to devalue our programming, disingenuously offering a fraction of what it pays our English-language peers. We stand ready to continue negotiations and enter into a short-term extension to restore service, especially with Dish customers missing our coverage of the Mexican presidential election, which many are calling ‘the biggest election in Mexican history.’ Dish should do right by its Spanish-speaking audiences, agree to restore service, and negotiate a good faith agreement.”

Univision says it is the No. 3 most-watched network that Dish carries, regardless of language, and that its various networks combined account for 60 percent of Spanish-language viewership on the Dish Latino package.