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‘Jeopardy’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ lose the audience over COVID19

Top game shows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune won’t stop shooting shows (whew!) during the year of the Coronavirus, but you won’t be able to watch them do it.

A person close to the shows tells The Associated Press Monday that the show is ditching the audience so that they can minimize contamination possibilities.  The measure is being taken out of an abundance of caution given the spread of the new coronavirus in numerous communities in the United States and abroad. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the decision.

The popular gameshows are the latest television project to shift plans due to the new coronavirus. Last week, CBS announced that it was suspending production on “The Amazing Race” in response to the outbreak.

The shows tape months in advance, so the presumably quieter shows will not immediately be noticeable to viewers at home. Both are filmed at a studio in Culver City, California.