Robert: “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” to return to the studio, makes changes for COVID-19
Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune have announced they are ready to head back to the studio, albeit with slight modifications to help fight COVID-19.
“Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy are returning to the studio to tape episodes for the shows’ upcoming seasons,” a statement from Sony Pictures Television reads. “While some things may have changed behind the scenes and on the set to keep everyone safe, fans can expect to see the same Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! they have come to love when the season starts.”
Meanwhile Wheel of Fortune will see the iconic wheel redesigned to allow more space between contestants.
Other changes include:
- Only essential staff and crew will be allowed onstage.
- PPE will be provided for everyone behind the scenes.
- Social distancing measures will be rigorously enforced both onstage and off.
- All staff and crew will be tested on a regular basis, and contestants will all be tested before they come to the studio to tape.
Both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune stopped filming in front of studio audiences March 10, then stopped filming new episodes March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.