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NBC ‘The Wheel’ Game Show Adaptation Release Date, Celebrity Guests

NBC will put its spin on the British quiz show The wheel more than 10 nights in December, was announced on Monday.

Hosted by British comedian/series creator Michael McIntyre, the “two-week takeover” will begin on Monday, December 19 and end on Friday, December 30 (as detailed below).

Watch a video sneak peek above.

Each one-hour episode of The wheel follows six celebrity guests “rotating, advising and supporting charismatic contestants as they try to be the last one standing.” As the contestants compete for the chance to win more than $100,000, the celebrities “lend their expertise in a variety of hilarious and outrageous categories, from candy and comedians to poker and politics.”

The schedule and celebrity groupings are as follows; note, the first week airs every night at 10/9c, the second batch airs every night at 8pm:

Monday December 19 at 10/9c — “The Wheel: Premiere”
Contestants get help from Cat Cora, Mark McGrath, Todrick Hall, Steve Kornacki, Christina Ricci and Amber Ruffin to answer questions across a range of categories, from Beyoncé and the ’90s to elections and more.

Tuesday December 20 at 10/9c — “Boats, Soaps & Wrestling Ropes”
With categories ranging from soap operas to math, contestants get help from Vivica A. Fox, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, JoJo, John Urschel, Captain Sandy Yawn, and Bruno Tonioli.

Wednesday December 21 at 10/9c — “Déjà Vu & Eyes of Blue”
Judge Greg Mathis, Ricki Lake, Mark Sanchez, Amber Ruffin, Justin Willman, and Tori Spelling lend their expertise in several categories, including candy, magic, and Beverly Hills.

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Thursday December 22 at 10/9c — “Divas & Derbys”
With categories including pies, horse races, percussion and more, entrants are supported by Buddy Valastro, Amber Riley, Jaime Camil, Carnie Wilson, Steve Kornacki and Sheila E.

Friday December 23rd at 10/9c — “Fish N’ Chips & Gold Medal Flips”
Tom Bergeron, Shawn Johnson East, Captain Lee Rosbach, Kyla Pratt, Victor Cruz and Debbie Gibson lend their expertise to contestants in a range of “hilarious categories” including The Three Stooges, Gymnastics and Seafood.


Monday December 26 at 8/7c — “Big Cats & Bigger Brains”
With “crazy categories” including big cats and bowling, the contestants lean on Carole Baskin, Bre-Z, Deepak Chopra, Matt Iseman, Raven-Symone and Terrell Owens.

Tuesday December 27 at 8/7c — “Wigs Galore, Dogs & More”
Contestants hope for answers from Bobby Berk, Margaret Cho, Kate Flannery, Loni Love, Andy Richter and Adam Rippon in categories such as wigs, comedians, dogs, figure skating and more.

Wednesday December 28 at 8/7c — “Sky Hooks & the Almighty Book”
Taye Diggs, Ester Dean, Josh Flagg, Lyric Lewis, Jalen Rose, and Christine Chiu advise participants on questions about the Bible, real estate, plastic surgery, and more.

Thursday December 29 at 8/7c — “A Spin, a Twin & a Win”
With categories like astrology, presidents and country music, contestants turn to Chrissy Metz, Sanya Richards Ross, Russell Dickerson, Loni Love, Brie Bella and Clay Aiken for help.

Friday December 30 at 8/7c — “The Skater & the Dater”
Contestants will receive insight from Christina Ricci, Chris Kattan, Kym Whitley, Tony Hawk, Jackie Tohn and Curtis Stone in a variety of categories including Saturday Night Livepregnancy and meat.

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