Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy affected by Coronavirus


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If you've dreamed of being in the studio audience for a taping of "Jeopardy" or "Wheel of Fortune", you'll have to wait until the coronavirus scare dies down.

"Varietyreports that both shows won't tape in front of a live studio audience because of the outbreak.

First and foremost, they want to protect ALEX TREBEK, who's battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and has a compromised immune system.

"Variety" also points out that both shows' audiences typically skew OLDER, with plenty of out-of-town tourists, who have recently traveled by plane.

As we've all heard by now, those most at risk of becoming very sick from coronavirus are older adults and those with serious medical conditions.

So far, ABC, NBC and CBS haven't changed their procedures for talk-show audiences, but there's a decent chance that those tapings could also make changes in the near future.