This might just be the spin on 2020 we’ve been waiting for! New episodes of Wheel Of Fortune will premiere next week. Executive producer Mike Richards told Deadline how the long-running game show is adapting to filming during the coronavirus pandemic. Richards said, “Our challenge was not unique, to get back up and running in a way that is safe for everyone involved while making subtle improvements to make ‘America’s Game’ even better. I think we have accomplished that in a big way, and our fans can be comfortable knowing that they’re going to tune in to see the Wheel of Fortune they love.”
Some of the changes include a larger platform that keeps contestants and host Pat Sajak six-feet away from each other as well as each contestant getting a “spinning cap” to spin the wheel. The cap prevents the wheel from directly being touched by any hands. Sajak calls the cap “the white thingy.” Do you play armchair Wheel Of Fortune at home?