Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Resume Production But With Redesigned SetsPublished on July 29, 2020.
Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are going to be resuming production this week or the next!
“Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are returning to the studio to tape episodes for the shows’ upcoming seasons,” a studio spokesperson told People. “The productions have protocols in place in accordance with current government guidelines to protect contestants, staff, crew, and talent.”
“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,” the spokesperson added.
Due to social distancing measures, both shows have had to make adjustments to their sets to keep contestants and crew safe. Jeopardy will be adding space between the contestant’s podiums and between the contestants and the host Alex Trebek. Wheel of Fortune, on the other hand, has redesigned its signature wheel to ensure that contestants are six feet apart.
Contestants will also be tested before coming into the studio, and staff and crew will be tested regularly. Anyone who is off-camera will be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE).
Both shows stopped filming back in March and a source close to both game shows said that they would be filmed without a studio audience in part because of Trebek’s cancer diagnosis.