EXCLUSIVE: The two longest-running game shows in America, The circle of happiness and Danger! we return to the studio.
Both shows have been hit by the discontinuation of COVID-19, but Deadline understands that both syndicated shows, provided by Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Distribution, are set to begin filming this week and next.
However, there will be some changes.
In The circle of happiness, Deadline understands that the circle has been redesigned to ensure proper social distance between participants.
Up Danger!, the stage was slightly redesigned to make more space between the three podiums of the contestants. Contestants will also be at a safe distance from host Alex Trebek in his office.
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As you can imagine, health and safety precautions were taken at both shows as they returned to production in Culver, California. Only essential staff and crew will be admitted to the stage, PPE will be provided to everyone behind the scenes, all staff and crew will be screened regularly, and contestants will also be screened before entering the studio before being wallpapered. Social disengagement measures will also be strictly enforced both on and off stage.
Danger !, filmed five episodes a day two days a week, she is expected to be in the studio again this week, and The circle of happiness aims to return to filming next week.
The circle of happiness, hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, begins its 38th season, and Alex Trebek Danger! begins its 37th season. Both exhibitions, created by Mervo Griffin, are contracted until the 2022-2023 season and are run by Mike Richards, who replaces the outgoing Harry Friedman.
“The circle of happiness and Danger! returns to the studio to film episodes about the upcoming show seasons. The performances have protocols in place under 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 in the set to keep everyone safe, fans can expect to see the same thing. The circle of happiness and Danger! they fell in love with the start of the season, ”a studio spokeswoman told Deadline.