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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Richard Karn, who played Tim Allen's sidekick on ``Home Improvement,'' will become the new host of ``Family Feud.''

Karn is replacing Louie Anderson as the game show enters its fourth year in syndication, said FremantleMedia Productions North America, which produces the show.

Karn played Al on the long-running ABC sitcom ``Home Improvement'' that starred Allen as a family man and host of a fix-it show. Karn recently produced and starred in the TV movie ``Picture Perfect.''

He'll join ``Family Feud'' when the show resumes production early this summer. Anderson's production company and FremantleMedia will continue to work together on developing projects, FremantleMedia said in a release.