Thursday, January 14, 2021

On The Air: Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (2021)

 Earlier this week, we showed you an episode of Wheel of Fortune with an all star theme.

Bolstered by the return of Family Feud to its original home, ABC, with a Celebrity format, Sony cut a deal with ABC to bring a similarly formatted Wheel to the Alphabet Network. What that does is it enables Wheel, which is closing in on its 50th anniversary in a few years, to have aired on three different networks over that span (it moved from NBC to CBS for the end of its daytime run).

Pat Sajak & Vanna White preview the roster of celebrity contestants.....

The crossovers with other ABC games & shows are predictable. Leslie Jones (Supermarket Sweep) played last week. We'll soon see Holey Moley's Joe Tessitore, Rob Riggle, & Jeanne Mai, as well as Drew Carey (The Price is Right), who will make a homecoming to ABC.

And, yes, we'll look at ABC's reboot of The Chase soon enough.

If you haven't been watching the regular Wheel lately, now's a good time to start. Leslie comes off as your average contestant, but almost as hyperactive as, say, Richard Simmons.

Rating: A.

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