"Wheel of Fortune"
Paramount Global Content Distribution has licensed two of its hit game-show formats to be revived in Germany: “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!”. The first one will air under the local title “Gluecksrad” on RTL2, while the second one will air on SAT.1.
Produced by Noisy Pictures (a Banijay Group company), “Wheel of Fortune” was last on air in the country from 2016 to 2018 on RTL+. Prior to that, it had been on air since the 1990s on different German broadcasters. The show features a competition in which contestants solve word puzzles, similar to those in hangman, to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel.
Meanwhile, “Jeopardy!” is premiering on February 20 on SAT.1 in Germany with an episode as part of the first season of “Die Sat. 1 Kult-Show-Wochen.” The show was last on air from 2016 to 2017 also on RTL+. Prior to that, it had been on air since the 1990s on different local broadcasters. This is a quiz competition that reverses the traditional question-and-answer format: rather than being given questions, contestants are instead given general knowledge clues in the form of answers and they must identify the person, place, thing, or idea that the clue describes, phrasing each response in the form of a question.