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U.S. Adaptation of The Wheel to Debut on NBC


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The U.S. version of the U.K. hit game show The Wheel is slated to begin airing on NBC on December 19, with British comedian Michael McIntyre hosting.

The Wheel will air each night for two weeks, broadcasting at 10 p.m. for the first week and at 8 p.m. for the second. The celebrity guests for the U.S. series include Clay Aiken, Carole Baskin, Deepak Chopra, Shawn Johnson East, Tony Hawk, Chrissy Metz, Christina Ricci and more.

Created and hosted by McIntyre, the series features high-stakes trivia and more than 50 celebrities seated on a 42-foot-wide spinning wheel. Each episode sees six celebrity guests as they spin, advise and support everyday contestants who they strive to be the last one standing to win over $100,000.

Additional guests set for the U.S. version are Brie Bella, Tom Bergeron, Bobby Berk, Bre-Z, Jaime Camil, Christine Chiu, Margaret Cho, Cat Cora, Victor Cruz, Ester Dean, Russell Dickerson, Taye Diggs, Sheila E., Josh Flagg, Kate Flannery, Vivica A. Fox, Debbie Gibson, Todrick Hall, Matt Iseman, JoJo, Chris Kattan, Steve Kornacki, Ricki Lake, Lyric Lewis, Loni Love, Judge Greg Mathis, Mark McGrath, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Terrell Owens, Kyla Pratt, Andy Richter, Amber Riley, Adam Rippon, Captain Lee Rosbach, Jalen Rose, Sanya Richards Ross, Amber Ruffin, Mark Sanchez, Tori Spelling, Curtis Stone, Raven-Symone, Jackie Tohn, Bruno Tonioli, John Urschel, Buddy Valastro, Kym Whitley, Justin Willman, Carnie Wilson and Captain Sandy Yawn.

The Wheel is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, Apploff Entertainment and the original British creative team, Hungry McBear. The series was created by McIntyre and Dan Baldwin, who executive produce alongside Jeff Apploff, Noah Bonnett, Mike Darnell and Brooke Karzen.








About Jamie Stalcup

Jamie Stalcup is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jstalcup@worldscreen.com.

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