Two of America’s favorite game shows are set to start filming new episodes. On Wednesday a spokeswoman for Sony Pictures Television confirmed to CNN that the shows will resume production.
And Wheel of Fortune have suspended production in front of a live audience, according to a report by the Associated Press on Monday. The decision to postpone using the game shows' signature live audience format comes as a response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has spread across many areas within the U.S., including California where 124 cases of the illness have been confirmed.
Both game shows are produced by Sony Pictures and are filmed in studios in Culver City, California. And Wheel of Fortune's are filmed in advance, viewers likely won't notice the absence of audience member's cheers and claps until later on in the year.
And Wheel of Fortune are just the latest television shows to make production changes in response to coronavirus outbreak. CBS announced production for The Amazing Race was temporarily suspended due to “increased concerns and uncertainty regarding the virus” in late February.
Contestants and production staff had already filmed two episodes of the traveling competition, in which people compete in a worldwide race to win a cash prize. America’s arguably favorite TV host Alex Greek will return to filming Jeopardy !” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
'Wheel of Fortune' to start production with safety changes NewsSportsEntertainmentLifeMoneyTechTravelOpinion Popular TV game shows Jeopardy !” And Wheel of Fortune are heading back to production with crucial changes to their iconic sets for protection against 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 !' © 2021 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC.
“With the increasing concern surrounding COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily suspend production on Jeopardy ! “The health and well-being of our contestants, staff, and crew are our top priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.” Don’t worry about going without for the duration of your social distancing, though.
The choice to forgo having spectators at the live taping was made out of concern for the show’s senior audience, who are said to be the most at risk for complications associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus, the source says. “It’s fair to say that as the trajectory of the outbreak continues, many people in the United States, will at some point in time, either this year or next, be exposed to this virus.
Still, both long-running game shows have run out of new episodes, so it may come as very good news to fans that Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are returning to production... although with some changes. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy will both return to production within the next two weeks, according to Deadline, with some alterations made for safe filming.
These safety precautions for Jeopardy come as especially good news in light of Alex Greek's ongoing health issues. The game show icon has been battling pancreatic cancer, and some of his comments about his treatment troubled fans.
Both shows aren't just relying on redesigned sets and social distancing between contestants to maintain a safe working environment. Personal protective equipment will be provided behind the scenes, and there will be regular testing for all crew and staff.
If all goes well and Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy are able to return to production within the next couple of weeks, it could still be a wait for new episodes depending on postproduction. Laura Hurley View Profile Resident of One Chicago, Bachelor Nation, and Cleveland.
Source: Getty By Amber Garrett On March 16, Sony announced it was halting production on its two big game shows, Jeopardy ! Yet throughout this period of quarantine and social distancing, viewers have had five new episodes a week of the best quiz show in history to enjoy.
It's pretty impressive that Jeopardy has so many games taped and waiting to air, considering the show only films twice a week. Usually by spring, though, there will be at least three months' lead time before airtime, based on personal experience.
Though my episode aired in late June 2016, it was recorded in the last week of March. The annual College Championship, for example, usually tapes early in the winter term of school.
Nevertheless, it was filmed several weeks ago, before most colleges and universities closed for the remainder of the school year. And Wheel of Fortune recorded without audiences in an effort to keep things going while practicing social distancing.
Ultimately, the studio realized that was not enough, and as California governor Gavin Newsom made moves to issue shelter-in-place orders, it became clear even an audience-free version of the show would not be possible. ‘ Wheel of Fortune stars Anna White and Pat Speak | Shawn Enters/Preimage The show’s producers, of course, are moving forward with filming by first ensuring the safety of all contestants.
Social distancing guidelines, according to Deadline, are being properly observed on the show. It will remain to be seen if face masks will be worn by the contestants, as well as by Speak and White, as well.
In March 2020, as with almost all programs, Wheel of Fortune switched to filming without a live studio audience as news of the coronavirus’ (COVID-19) growing threat intensified. Finally, the game show made the decision to stop filming altogether in the same month.
“While some things may have changed behind the scenes,” they continued, “and on the set to keep everyone safe, fans can expect to see the same Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy ! During host Pat Speak’s recuperation from emergency surgery in late 2019, Anna White took over Wheel.
Dates for when new games will air have not yet been announced by the production team at the beloved letter-turning show. The decision has reportedly been made as audience members for both shows tend to be older individuals, placing them in the demographic more at risk of contracting COVID-19.
In addition, Jeopardy host Alex Greek currently has stage four pancreatic cancer and a reduced immune system due to the treatment he is receiving, so he requires extra protection. Cinemas around the world, most notably Italy and China, have been closed in an effort to slow the virus, resulting in the delay of high-profile films No Time to Die and Peter Rabbit 2.
“ Jeopardy host Alex Greek’s recent cancer diagnosis and subsequent chemotherapy is a driving force behind the decision, but the typical live audience of both game shows, which skews over 60, is at a much greater risk of catching coronavirus. It’s unclear how long the audience will be shut out of the Culver City, Calif., studio, but episodes film months in advance, so the quiet shows won’t air any time soon.
Ben, it turns out, was actually born of an affair his mother had with a man named Richard, whom he later comes to know as “dead Richard with the heavy coat.” Also Read: 'The Conner's': Alexandra Billings Says Robin and Becky's Heart-to-Heart 'Was More Difficult Than I Thought' “For Ben, he suddenly, At that moment, realizes why his dad treated him the way he did growing up,” Ferguson said. “He had always thought it was something that he had done, but to find out it wasn’t … I think that while there’s shock, there’s also a little of relief that he has some of the answers he craved for so long.
The video, which features plenty of the “Black Swan” director’s signature handheld camera style, follows Yang as he introduces himself, walks around the city, meets up with locals and elected officials, debates the Knicks vs. the Nets with his wife Evelyn and, of course, eats pizza. Also Read: Brendan Fraser to Star in Darren Aronofsky's 'The Whale' at A24 Yang joins a crowded mayoral race that includes New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Bill de Blasio attorney and MSNBC analyst Maya Wiley, President Obama’s former Housing secretary Shaun Donovan and former New York City sanitation chief Kathryn Garcia.
After those four contestants performed, it was time for panelists Ken Along (a “Masked Singer” judge pulling double duty on “Dancer”), Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green (a former “Singer” contestant himself), Ashley Tisdale and guest judge Cheryl Hines to vote for their favorites and, in doing so, determine the weakest performer. Also Read: 'Masked Dancer': Paula Abdul Will Not Let Go of Jenna Dewan-As-Cotton Candy Theory (Exclusive Video) The contestant who came out on bottom was the Moth, who did a tango to Michael Bible’s “Sway.” She was unmasked and revealed to be Elizabeth Smart.
Per Fox, between the 10 celebrities competing on “The Masked Dancer” Season 1, “they’ve amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy Award wins, 20 Grammy Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times best-selling author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances.” Following the unmasking of Smart’s Moth, Bill Nye’s Ice Cube and Ice-T’s Disco Ball, seven masked dancers remain. Also Read: Ratings: 'The Masked Dancer' Episode 2 Tanks vs Capitol Coverage Next week, Group A contestants Hammerhead, Tulip, Exotic Bird and Cricket will return to duke it out for their own chance at spots in the Super Six round.
'” Also Read: 'Masked Dancer': Paula Abdul Will Not Let Go of Jenna Dewan-As-Cotton Candy Theory (Exclusive Video) Smart was abducted from Salt Lake City home at knife point by Brian David Mitchell in June 2002, and then held captive by Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barrel, at a camp in the woods where he repeatedly raped Smart. Since her abduction, Smart has devoted her life to advocating for missing persons and victims of sexual assault and never before done anything like “The Masked Dancer,” which she says was a terrifying experience for her.
Filmed in 2020 during the pandemic, Lifetime boasts that this season is the franchise’s most diverse one yet, and also includes its first divorcee (Erik, 34). His parents have been married for over three decades, and Ryan feels that his father laid out the blueprint for what a supportive husband and dad should be.
Ryan is hopeful the experts can find him a wife he can build a family with, and finally make his parent’s dreams of being grandparents come true. She loves that the MASS experts match candidates with a partner who is not only compatible but also someone who shares the same core values.
He embraces his Dominican culture, loves music, and is ready to find his salsa partner for life. Haley admittedly has trust issues and would benefit from the help provided in the Married At First Sight process.
He knows God will bring him his wife, and he’s confident Married At First Sight is a sign of answered prayers. This is my reckoning with the conundrum of our asymmetry.” “Film About a Father Who,” which opens in virtual cinemas on Jan. 15 to coincide with a retrospective of Sachs’ work at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, is in certain ways as thorny as that definition.
“But you have to ask the right questions, which you won’t.” Also Read: 'Frankie' Star Isabelle Support on Learning to Trust Director Ira Sachs' Approach | Video It starts to feel repetitive as the film turns into a chronicle of Ira’s many girlfriends, with the family struggling to catalog them all: “Then there were the subsidiary girlfriends: Mitzi, and somebody named Sunday or Monday or something … “ Late in the film, the family, already confusingly large, expands even more than Lynne Sachs introduces two additional children that her father kept hidden for 20 years because his mother had threatened to cut him out of her will if he had any more kids. Those children, too, struggle to come to terms with their father, making the film less about Ira Sachs Sr. than about the family that can’t figure out how they should feel about him.
And a time for us to reflect on our operations and the surrounding environment.” Also Read: Snapchat Permanently Bans Trump for Spreading Misinformation, Hate Speech, Inciting Violence “Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation,” Dorsey continued.
A company making a business decision to moderate itself is different from a government removing access, yet can feel much the same.” Also Read: Twitter Bans Over 70,000 Accounts Associated With QAnon “It’s important that we acknowledge this is a time of great uncertainty and struggle for so many around the world. Our goal At this moment is to disarm as much as we can, and ensure we are all building towards a greater common understanding, and a more peaceful existence on earth,” Dorsey concluded.
Everything we learn At this moment will better our effort, and push us to be what we are: one humanity working together.” Read Dorsey’s full thread here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter.
When he started planning his combat movie “The Outpost,” based on the Jake Tapper book about the Battle of Kaddish in which a few dozen Americans were ambushed by hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, director Rod Lure wanted to include a song that would be sung on screen by one of the soldiers. But he didn’t know what that song would say until the most tragic event of his life, when his son, Hunter, died suddenly of a blood clot during preproduction.
So in some ways it’s like that: How would you be singing the song to somebody if you were standing in front of that person?” “Everybody Cries” is now a title of great meaning to Lure. Snapchat has permanently banned President Trump’s account for his “attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech and incite violence,” a company spokesperson confirmed to TheW rap on Wednesday.
“In the interest of public safety, and based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate his account.” In light of the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, Snapchat said it had locked Trump’s account indefinitely. Also Read: Trump Attempts Damage Control in New Video but Doesn't Address Impeachment “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” a Snapchat spokesperson said at the time.
Read original story Snapchat Permanently Bans Trump for Spreading Misinformation, Hate Speech, Inciting Violence At TheW rap “The Sopranos” prequel film “The Many Saints of Newark” has been pushed again and will now open this fall, Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday.
“The Many Saints of Newark” is helmed by Alan Taylor, a frequent director of “The Sopranos,” based on a script by the series creator David Chase and Lawrence Conner, and it’s set during the Newark riots in the 1960s, five days of violence in the New Jersey City sparked by the beating of a black man by white police officers. Vera Farming, Jon Bertha, Billy Rasmussen, Ray Gotta, Corey Still, John Mataró, Alessandro Nicola and Leslie Odom Jr. all star.
In related news, Sony has again delayed the theatrical release of “Möbius,” the Jared Let superhero movie that’s an offshoot of a “Spider-Man” comics character. “Möbius” was originally scheduled for as far back as July 31 of 2020 but is one of many films that have had to shuffle on the theatrical release slate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Ziggy Flicker has denied being at last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol after being called out on social media. “I’m getting fake news alerts again,” the ex-Bravo star and vocal Trump supporter said in a video shared to her Instagram and Twitter accounts on Wednesday.
I’ve been in Florida since Dec. 3.” Flicker, one of the main cast members on Seasons 7 and 8 of “RHONE,” was allegedly identified on social media as one of the Trump supporters who violently infiltrated the Capitol building last week in an attempt to overturn the election. Also Read: Chuck Norris' Manager Insists 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Star Was in Texas During Capitol Riot The FBI has invited the public to assist in identifying individuals who were at the Capitol last week, putting out a call for “tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence.” In a statement on Tuesday, the assistant director overseeing the investigation, Steven M. D’Anthony, said the bureau had received more than 100,000 pieces of digital media and “are scouring every one for investigative and intelligence leads.” Ziggy Flicker is not the only person to now say they were wrongfully identified as one of the people at the Capitol.
Earlier this week, “Walker, Texas Ranger” star Chuck Norris publicly denied having been there after a picture of a “lookalike” started making the rounds online. “Let me be clear that there is no room for violence of any kind in our society, including in the context of political protests and that a peaceful transition of power is fundamental to our democratic system of government.
“But I sent it to them anyway, and the email I got back was ‘Great!’ I said, ‘I was just kind of kidding around,’ and they said, ‘No, it’s in.’ And I believe it was Ryan’s idea to have Beryl do the rap, which was certainly a great surprise because now she can do everything.” Also Read: 'The Prom' Film Review: Ryan Murphy Revisits a Midwest High School for a Musical Lesson in Tolerance Solar and Beguiling also wrote another new song for the movie, which appears in the credits after “Wear Your Crown.” (The placement makes it ineligible for Oscar consideration.) “We had written a song for James Borden’s character (a fading Broadway star) to sing in the film,” Solar said.
“Given the imminent start date of ‘Shotgun Wedding,’ Armies has requested to step away from the film, and we support him in his decision,” a production spokesperson said. Hammer’s decision to leave the project comes after leaked messages purporting to detail the star’s sex life, including a supposed interested in cannibalism and rape fantasies, surfaced on an Instagram account under the name House of Effie.
But the furor over the spurious messages has now prompted the star to drop out of “Shotgun Wedding,” which Lions gate announced in October as a vehicle for Lopez and Hammer, with Jason Moore directing and Ryan Reynolds as an executive producer. Also Read: Armies Hammer to Play 'Godfather' Producer Al Ruddy in Paramount+ Limited Series Hammer’s most recent credits include “On the Basis of Sex,” “Wounds,” “Rebecca” and “Hotel Mumbai,” and he will next star in “Crisis” and “Death on the Nile.” He is represented by WE, Relevant and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dean.