‘Wheel Of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy!’ Back to study – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Two of America’s oldest game shows, Wheel of Fortune and Danger! They return to the study.

Both shows were affected by the COVID-19 production shutdown, but Deadline understands that both syndicated shows, which hail from Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Distribution, will begin filming this week and next.

However, there will be some adjustments.

In Wheel of FortuneDeadline understands that the wheel has been redesigned to provide adequate social distance between contestants.

On Danger!, the stage has been slightly redesigned to allow more space between the three podiums of the contestants. Contestants will also be at a safe distance from host Alex Trebek on her lectern.

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As you can imagine, both shows have taken health and safety precautions as they return to production in Culver City, California. Only essential staff and crew will be allowed on stage, PPE will be provided for everyone behind the scenes and all staff and crew will be screened regularly, while contestants will also be screened before coming to the studio before recording. Social distancing measures will also be rigorously applied both on and off stage.

Danger!, to be filmed five episodes a day, two days a week, he is expected to return to the studio this week, while Wheel of Fortune He intends to re-shoot next week.

Wheel of Fortune, which is hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, is entering its 38th season, while Alex Trebek was the host. Danger! is entering its 37th season. Both shows, created by Merv Griffin, are contracted for the 2022-2023 season and are produced by Mike Richards, who replaces retired Harry Friedman.

Wheel of Fortune and Danger! They are returning to the studio to record episodes for the upcoming seasons of the shows. The productions have protocols established in accordance with current government guidelines to protect contestants, staff, crew and talent from the spread of COVID-19. While some things may have changed behind the scenes and on set to keep everyone safe, fans can expect to see the same. Wheel of Fortune and Danger! they fell in love when the season started, ”a studio spokeswoman told Deadline.