Pleasanton fans of the game show "Family Feud" will have the opportunity to root for some hometown contestants next week, when the Miller family makes an appearance on the TV competition.
Pleasanton's Team Miller made a two-episode run on "Family Feud" hosted by Steve Harvey, and their pre-recorded episodes are scheduled to air Monday and Tuesday evening, with reruns to broadcast in the future.
"My family and I have been watching 'Family Feud' probably for 40 years, and we had so much fun," said Janine Miller, a Pleasanton resident for over 40 years. "It was an experience I will never forget."
Janine was joined on Team Miller by her husband Marty, daughter-in-law Chrystal, and two sons Chad and Josh -- Josh, who works for the State Department in Washington D.C., served as the Miller family's team captain.
Team Miller is the second Pleasanton family to appear on "Family Feud" in recent months, following the Valladon family's three-episode run that aired in October.
Janine said that each family member brought a happy, excited energy that she believes resulted in their selection for the competition despite the fact they lost a trial run during tryouts.
"We auditioned in Oakland and ... we actually lost the trial game to the other family we tried out with. But we were very, I guess energetic, which I think is exactly what they were looking for," Janine said, laughing.
The Miller family's biggest takeaway from the experience, was the motivational and comedic personality of show host Harvey.
"Steve is wonderful he gets up there and gets the people going. He really jokes around with you, and he's just a wonderful guy," Janine gushed. "He kids around with everyone and wants to know what everybody does and if they have any hidden talents. He's a wonderful man."
In between recording their episodes, Harvey asked if the Millers had any hidden talents, Josh responded that he could dance and proceed to entertain the audience with some moves -- Janine said that Harvey joked to Josh, "don't quit your day job."
Team Miller's appearances on "Family Feud" are scheduled to be shown on Monday and Tuesday, on CBS 5 and the CW. Check local listings for accurate times.