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cmjb13

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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2020, 06:15:46 PM »
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If celebrity contestants were being booked on syndie Wheel, I'd agree with you.  But they aren't.
I have no doubt that they will sooner rather than later.

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We don't know if ABC approached Wheel looking to expand their game offerings or if it was the other way around.
No we donít. I guess just a coincidence.

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And you're just speculating about Jeopardy.
I truly hope Iím wrong
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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2020, 06:40:45 PM »
Jeopardy! dropped having celebs play well before Harry departed ... 2016 for the latter.

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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2020, 10:44:55 PM »
My apologies for bumping...

During WWTBAM tonight (12/6), ABC aired a new promo for Celebrity WOF. Said promo contains no footage, but does clarify two things:

  • There are eight episodes
  • During those eight episodes, twenty-four celebrities will compete

I was looking forward to this, but if it's the same three celebrities for the entire hour, it's just going to be slow. I am still looking forward to The Chase and The Hustler.
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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2020, 12:26:30 AM »
I was looking forward to this, but if it's the same three celebrities for the entire hour, it's just going to be slow. I am still looking forward to The Chase and The Hustler.
I could see them going the route of GOAT and doing two games across the hour with the highest winner taking on the bonus round.

I'll further add that we've got a glimpse at what some of the set will look like. Unsurprisingly, a warm feeling which reminds me of the GOAT event. The post comes from the first confirmed celeb for the season, SNL alum Kevin Nealon.
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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2020, 01:36:54 AM »
I'll further add that we've got a glimpse at what some of the set will look like.

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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2020, 04:55:56 AM »
J! = Likely will have Celebrity contestants or themed shows with a new host

Just hijacking yetis thread for a second. For years , ever since the prime time revival of games back in 99, I always thought Celebrity Jeopardy would play better in primetime - ESPECIALLY more than Celebrity Wheel.

Now with everyone getting into the prime time game show biz again  (thanks ABC!), I wouldn't be surprised to see this happen - ONCE a new host is settled upon. No point in doing it now while it's in flux, and when it's in ink, why not coronate a new host with a prime time fun series?
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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2020, 01:28:07 PM »
Bumping as the full list of celebs is now out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3RU1ak99_o

EDIT: I don't feel like making individual spoiler tags, so one hover will reveal them all.

- Leslie Jones
- Tony Hawk
- Rob Riggle
- Joe Tessitore
- Jeannie Mai
- Rachel Leigh Cook
- Kevin Nealon
- Sherri Shepherd
- Chandra Wilson
- Maria Menounos
- Constance Zimmer
- Yvette Nicole Brown
- Patton Oswalt
- Jennie Garth
- Chrissy Metz
- Teri Hatcher
- Karamo Brown
- Drew Carey
- Alfonso Ribeiro
- Robert Herjavec
- Chris Harrison
- Joel McHale
- Paul Reubens
- Nicole Byer

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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2020, 02:10:49 PM »
Only 10 names out of 24 that I am unfamiliar with (and I'm a young fogey who watches almost no current sitcoms or dramas), so a pretty decent roster I'd say.
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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2020, 02:34:02 PM »
Counted at least 10 who have hosted or had a role on other game shows..

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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #54 on: December 14, 2020, 02:55:16 PM »
Only 10 names out of 24 that I am unfamiliar with (and I'm a young fogey who watches almost no current sitcoms or dramas), so a pretty decent roster I'd say.
I only had to look up four (and two of those were people I knew of, just not by name).  Definitely a solid lineup.

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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2020, 10:59:39 AM »
ABC tweeted another promo that also features The Chase and The Hustler.

From what little I see, I really like the Wheel set. They seemed to have given it the same constellation treatment that Jeopardy! did for the GOAT Tournament. I also like that they ditched the video wall behind the contestants. The stock footage of some random beach or mountain view never really did it for me, nor did the color-coded backgrounds for each player.
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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #56 on: December 15, 2020, 11:16:45 AM »
Came for Paul Reubens. Leaving satisfied.
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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #57 on: December 15, 2020, 02:16:35 PM »
Came for Paul Reubens. Leaving satisfied.

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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2020, 03:26:52 PM »
Came for Paul Reubens. Leaving satisfied.
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Re: ABC greenlights "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune"
« Reply #59 on: January 04, 2021, 03:48:22 PM »
Gee, what is with the ABC games and their phoned-in MIDI versions of the themes? M'eh.
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Nonetheless, nice lineup of stars!
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