Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are heading back into production, Deadline reports.
According to the site, Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Distribution announced that both of the long running game shows will start up production again starting this week.
Wheel of Fortune, hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, has redesigned the infamous wheel so the show can “provide proper social distancing between contestants”.
Meanwhile, Jeopardy!‘s stage has undergone a transformation to “allow for more space between the three contestant podiums.”
Host Alex Trebek explained earlier this month how filming was going to happen on the show.
“Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are returning to the studio to tape episodes for the shows’ upcoming seasons. The productions have protocols in place in accordance with current government guidelines to protect contestants, staff, crew and talent from the spread of COVID-19. 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,” a studio spokeswoman shared in a statement.
Jeopardy! will be filming five episodes a day, two days a week, is expected to be back in the studio this week, while Wheel of Fortune will start next week.
The shows were two of the first shows to shut down due to the pandemic.
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