Wheel of Fortune kicked off its thirty ninth season on Monday, introducing a number of changes to the show that viewers undoubtedly observed. The updates embody a colourful new set, extra display time for the show’s announcer, Jim Thornton, up to date music and some tweaks to the gameplay.
“Can you believe this is Season 39? It’s incredible,” host Pat Sajak stated to kick off the show. “You’ll notice some changes in the studio. I thought I caught a glimpse of that Thornton guy on the way out. A few little tweaks in the game, but it’s still Wheel of Fortune. We’re going to have a great time. Let’s get to it.”
The changes come after the departure of executive producer Mike Richards, who left amid controversy final month. They additionally come after the announcement that half of the contract renewal for Sajak and Vanna White that retains them on the show by means of 2024, consists of the stipulation that Sajak will now serve as a consulting producer on the show. And one of his first orders of enterprise was taking the last spin away from himself, and giving it to the contestants.
“The final spin goes to whoever has control of the wheel,” Sajak defined throughout the episode.
Viewers watching at residence had loads to say about the new changes and took to social media with their ideas, starting from loving all of it to not loving any of it.
And whereas not everyone seems to be a fan of the changes for Season 39, we are able to suppose of one one that undoubtedly is: Monday’s massive winner, Allison, a instructor from California who took residence over $81,000 in money and prizes.
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