Hit game shows “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” will temporarily nix audiences as a protective measure against the spread of coronavirus, a report said.
The two shows will start filming without the live audiences on Tuesday, sources told TMZ.
A number of factors played into the “Jeopardy!” audience ban, including the well-being of 79-year-old host Alex Trebek, who’s battling pancreatic cancer, the report said.
Audiences for both game shows also tend to be elderly and travel from out of town to attend the filmings, the report said.
On Monday night, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning for Americans over 60-years-old, urging them to stay home for the long haul with plenty of food as they are more susceptible than younger populations to getting seriously ill from the coronavirus.
Just how long the shows will be filmed without audiences remains to be seen.