NBC will strip its U.S. remake of hit U.K. game show The Wheel across two weeks in an unusual scheduling move. The series will launch on Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. and will move to 8 p.m. for its second week with new episodes airing nightly.
NBC has given a 10-episode order to a U.S. adaptation of The Wheel, based on the new U.K. game show that has scored top ratings for the BBC. Since premiering in November, The Wheel has become the BBC’s top-rated game show launch in a decade. The creatives behind the British format, production shingle Hungry McBear and Michael McIntyre (who hosts the U.K. version), will also produce the U.S. edition for NBC, along with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television’s Warner Horizon.