Both long-running syndicated game shows are set to resume filming this week and next for the first time since the coronavirus shutdown in March. Jeopardy! is expected back in the studio this week, while Wheel is aiming to return next week. "There will, however, be a few adjustments," explains Deadline's Peter White. "In Wheel of Fortune, Deadline understands that the wheel has been redesigned to provide proper social distancing between contestants. Over on Jeopardy!, the stage has been slightly redesigned to allow for more space between the three contestant podiums. The contestants will also be at a safe distance from host Alex Trebek at his lectern." White adds that only essential staff and crew will be allowed on the stages at the Sony studio in Culver City where both shows tape. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! will provide PPE and test everyone, with rigorous enforcement of social distancing measures.
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