Thanks to Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, viewers now have another show worth binge-watching.
Although the show follows many traditions from the original Wheel of Fortune, there are a few differences.
For one, the prize money does not go to the players, but to their chosen charity. Further, this version of the show runs 30 minutes longer than the original.
Popular television broadcasting network, ABC, won the final Monday primetime of the year with a repeat of the show.
“Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a new spin on the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune” with the primetime debut of America’s Game on America’s network, ABC. Hosted by pop culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” welcomes celebrity contestants to come to spin the world’s most famous wheel and solve word puzzles for a chance to win up to one million dollars. All of the money won by the celebrity contestants will go to a charity of their choice.”
Earlier this month, ABC took a look back at the past year with its two-hour retrospective The Year: 2021, which tied with multiple titles atop the primetime broadcast landscape Monday. American broadcaster, Robin Roberts, anchored The Year: 2021. Based on an 18-49-year-old demographic, however, the show has 2.41 million viewers. In early October of this year, ratings increased with Vanilla Ice and Andy Richter’s participation in the game.
Stars on ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Discuss Their Chosen Charities
December 12th episode from Grey’s Anatomy‘s James Pickens Jr, and American model and actress, Brooke Burns.
Pickens played for the charity, Hands4Hope. This organization educates children in California on ways to make a difference in their communities.
The actor described the charity as “an amazing non-profit. It’s an at-risk youth and it’s an after-school program and they do the STEAM projects,” he explains. “It gives them someplace to go after school.”
Burns chose to play for the charity, Just Keep Livin Foundation. This is a non-profit organization that was founded by Camila and Matthew McConaughey. Their goals were to assist teenagers around the country. The programs “encourage students to make positive life choices that improve their physical and mental health through exercise, teamwork, gratitude, nutrition, and community service.”
After the show, Burns explained her motivation for choosing the organization. “I really wanted to help support kids,” she told Maggie after the show. “And I think the hardest age range, like the young kids, are home with their families, that’s been great. But that high school-age kid, it’s like so many things got taken away from them, and so that’s why I chose that.”