Now that filming has resumed on Wheel of Fortune, the long-running hidden-phrases recreation present’s followers are antsy to know when to lastly anticipate present hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White in all-new episodes.
Here’s what we all know.
The wheel has been redesigned to supply social distancing
The present’s producers, in fact, are transferring ahead with filming by first making certain the security of all contestants. Social distancing tips, in line with Deadline, are being correctly noticed on the present. It will stay to be seen if face masks might be worn by the contestants, in addition to by Sajak and White, as effectively.
In March 2020, as with nearly all packages, Wheel of Fortune switched to filming and not using a dwell studio viewers as information of the coronavirus’ (COVID-19) rising menace intensified. Finally, the sport present made the choice to cease filming altogether in the identical month.
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In late July 2020, producers of each Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! determined situations had been optimum to soundly return to filming.
A spokesperson offered an announcement at the moment saying, “Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are returning to the studio to tape episodes for the reveals’ upcoming seasons. The productions have protocols in place in accordance with present authorities tips to guard contestants, workers, crew and expertise from the unfold of COVID-19.”
“While some things may have changed behind the scenes,” they continued, “and on the set to maintain everybody secure, followers can anticipate to see the identical Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! they’ve come to like when the season begins.”
Vanna White had simply completed her debut at internet hosting ‘Wheel of Fortune’ shortly earlier than the pandemic
During host Pat Sajak’s recuperation from emergency surgical procedure in late 2019, Vanna White took over Wheel. By her personal admission, it was a place she wasn’t loopy about being in and one she hopes to not return to.
She admitted to Good Morning America in December 2019 that she was horrified when she realized of Sajak’s sickness – a blocked gut – and feared it is perhaps grim information for Sajak.
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“It was horrible, just horrible,” she mentioned of Sajak’s sickness and his absence from the present. “We’ve been together 37 years, and it’s not the same — we are a team. We’re together. It just felt weird with him not being here on the set. You think the worst, because you never know when you’re going in for surgery. You never know what’s going to happen.”
Sajak received by his expertise and so did White in internet hosting the present.
“Those three weeks without him was very hard. I really missed him,” she continued. “I just can’t imagine doing this show without him, you know? And I hope he feels the same with me.”
When will new ‘Wheel of Fortune’ episodes air?
Dates for when new video games will air haven’t but been introduced by the manufacturing group on the beloved letter-turning present.
It might be any week now contemplating that the present’s return to the filming in studio was introduced in late July.
Pat Sajak, talking with Good Morning America in December 2019 on how for much longer he thinks he’ll be internet hosting the sport present mentioned, “I think I still do it at a high level,” he mentioned. “But you know, I can’t do it another 40 years, I know that, because I’d be 110, and that would be a record.”
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