La Jolla family to compete on ‘Family Feud,’ Feb. 9

Those who watch the TV game show, “Family Feud,” 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 on KUSI might see some familiar faces, when the Circuit family of La Jolla competes.

Chris Circuit; his wife, Stacy; Dan Circuit, his wife, Darci; and Mandy Circuit will make their Feud debut, and called the experience of taping the show “fun and exciting.”

The show features a competition in which two families must name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to 100 people in order to win cash and prizes.

Chris Circuit said he and his siblings — all La Jolla High School graduates — watched the show for many years and when his brother Dan heard there would be “Family Feud” auditions in San Diego, they jumped at the opportunity. The Circuits are the children of 40-year La Jolla residents Richard and Lou Ann Circuit.

After passing the audition, the family was flown to Atlanta, Georgia where the show is filmed, and where they waited with baited breath to be called to play.

“We ran out — and they play the music to get the energy up — but it’s already just so high energy, and before you know it, (host) Steve Harvey is right in front of you,” Chris Circuit said. “It all went by so quick.”

Although they couldn’t reveal too many details from the show, Stacy Circuit said a few family members gave some “silly” answers, but thinks it made for some entertaining television.

The experience brought the family even closer together, Chris Circuit said, “We really banded together.”