Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune ran out of new episodes not that long ago, but fans will soon see new installments back on the air. Both game shows are returning to production in the coming days, per Deadline.
Fans will notice some changes when the shows return. Both game shows had their sets redesigned for production in a post-COVID-19 world.
Deadline revealed the following about the changes:
The wheel has been redesigned to provide proper social distancing between contestants. Over on Jeopardy!, the stage has been slightly redesigned to allow for more space between the three contestant podiums. The contestants will also be at a safe distance from host Alex Trebek at his lectern.
Jeopardy! will resume production this week, and Wheel of Fortune is expected to return to the set next week.
Hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, Wheel is going into its 38th season on the air. Jeopardy!, led by Trebek, starts its 37th season. The staples of first-run syndication have each been renewed through the 2022-23 broadcast season.
What do you think? Are you excited to see new episodes of these syndicated game shows?