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Author Topic: Wheel, Jeopardy & others suspend production due to coronavirus concerns  (Read 8657 times)

calliaume

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Not pictured: the other two contestants constantly applying hand sanitizer because they're all grasping the same pegs.

An easy (maybe tongue-in-cheek, maybe not) solution: Paint the pegs alternating red, yellow, and blue, and tell the players they have to grab their own pegs.
Wouldn't it be simplest to have players wear gloves?

Kevin Prather

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Not pictured: the other two contestants constantly applying hand sanitizer because they're all grasping the same pegs.

An easy (maybe tongue-in-cheek, maybe not) solution: Paint the pegs alternating red, yellow, and blue, and tell the players they have to grab their own pegs.
Wouldn't it be simplest to have players wear gloves?

I suppose you could have Gucci sponsor some designer gloves.

weaklink75

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LA got the green light to restart TV and film production as of Friday, so I'd imagine there will be some info on possible Wheel or J! tapings in the next few weeks...

https://deadline.com/2020/06/los-angeles-county-coronavirus-film-tv-restart-jume-12-friday-1202955836/

jjman920

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There are already rumblings that people have been getting online auditions for Wheel with the emphasis on having contestants within driving distance of the studio. Should be a really fun upcoming season with everyone being from southern California.
Me: Of all of the game shows you've hosted besides Jeopardy!, like High Rollers or Classic Concentration, which is your favorite?
Alex Trebek: I'd have to say To Tell The Truth, because it was the first time in my career that I got to sit down while I was hosting.

Unrealtor

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Deadline says Jeopardy! is taping new episodes this week and Wheel resumes next week

https://deadline.com/2020/07/wheel-of-fortune-jeopardy-head-back-to-studio-1202997931/
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WhammyPower

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https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/game-show-host-meredith-vieira-shares-memories-of-regis-philbin

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As far as the production goes for Vieira's new show, "25 Words or Less," Vieira says crews are building a studio in her basement. She will be broadcasting from New York, and the celebrities and contestants will go into the studio in Los Angeles, but each will have a separate pod so that there's no contact among each other.

Scrabbleship

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https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/game-show-host-meredith-vieira-shares-memories-of-regis-philbin

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As far as the production goes for Vieira's new show, "25 Words or Less," Vieira says crews are building a studio in her basement. She will be broadcasting from New York, and the celebrities and contestants will go into the studio in Los Angeles, but each will have a separate pod so that there's no contact among each other.

I'm surprised they aren't moving production wholly to NYC or Stamford; Meredith is in Westchester so it would be six of one, half dozen of another.

weaklink75

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