Emmy Award winner Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live) is on board to executive produce a new series titled Spin the Wheel which is moving forward at Fox. Described as a “high-stakes” game show, Spin the Wheel will air during the 2018-2019 primetime season. Dax Shepard (Hit and Run, CHIPS) is set to host the show.
Andrew Glassman co-created the series with Justin Timberlake and executive produces along with Rick Yorn and Johnny Wright. The series is produced by Tennman Entertainment, Glassman Media and LBI.
“I can’t think of a better job than giving out millions of dollars to nice people,” said host Dax Shepard. “It’s my chance to finally be Willy Wonka.”
“This show is massive on so many levels and has the ability to change people’s lives,” stated Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “We have a charismatic and hilarious host in Dax, an uber-producer in Andrew, an insanely creative global superstar in Justin and one of the biggest prizes in primetime history. We can’t wait to Spin the Wheel.”
“Spin the Wheel is the opportunity of a lifetime, and every time someone spins, a massive fortune is on the line,” said executive producer Andrew Glassman. “This is all about a rollercoaster of emotions, positive energy and some incredible wins.”
The Plot: A suspenseful, high-energy mix of pop culture trivia, strategy and simple whirling luck, Spin the Wheel pits contestants against a colossal, spinning 40-foot wheel that holds incredible sums of cash prizes in its rotation.
Throughout the game, players will answer trivia questions – each correct answer adds more extreme amounts of cash in the wheel’s wedges in a strategic location of their choice, while each incorrect answer adds more dangerous wedges that could instantly bring their total back to zero. With massive prize money on the line, contestants must make sweat-inducing, gut-wrenching decisions: whether to walk away or risk it all to Spin the Wheel one last time.