written by @Choose_Wisely2
As the coronavirus scare continues to escalate, two of the most-watched television shows, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, have canceled their live tapings.
Production sources tell TMZ, “As of Tuesday, Wheel and Jeopardy will be shot without live audiences.” As for how long this will last, the sources replied, “It all depends on the spread of the virus.”
Sources say there are multiple concerns, one of which is exclusive to Jeopardy’s host, Alex Trebek.
Trebek has a compromised immune system from battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Execs for the show feel it’s too risky to expose him to large audiences.
The average age of the show’s audience is 60 plus, and they’re the most vulnerable to contract the virus and not beat it.
With a large number of people who attend tapings traveling from out of town, the risk is too high given the spread of the virus.
Dr. Phil has also confirmed they will tape their Los Angeles shows for now without a studio audience.