Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune (its full title) will premiere at 5:30pm Monday May 26 on Nine.
Campbell will be the seventh host of the Aussie gameshow, accompanied by Kelly Landry.
Nine is hoping its new look gameshow will take on Seven’s long-running Deal or No Deal, as an all-important lead-in to the news.
Antiques Roadshow moves back to 5:00pm effectively bumping Bargain Hunt out of schedule.
For QTQ viewers, everything bumps back by a further half hour with Wheel (5pm) making room for Brisbane Extra (5:30pm). This adjustment has always allowed Seven to be able to trumpet Deal’s national figure ahead of Nine’s 5:30pm showing. And I don’t see that tactic about to change anytime soon (but at least, now you know!).
UPDATE 16 / 5: QTQ drops Antiques Roadshow to allow for National Nine News to continue at 4:30pm.
The stakes will be high when Channel Nine presents the all new Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune, on Monday, May 26 at 5.30pm. In a world first, there’ll be one million dollars up for grabs every week night.
Hosted by the popular and talented Tim Campbell, Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune has never been richer. Joining Tim as co-host is gorgeous newcomer Kelly Landry. Kelly will reveal the letters on a new letter board that uses the latest digital technology
Wheel of Fortune spins into action in more than 32 countries but Nine’s new Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune is the first in the world to offer the ultimate wedge on the Wheel – one million dollars in cash.
In another world first, Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune is the only show of its kind to unveil an exciting illuminated wheel.
Wheel of Fortune has long proved its success on Australian television, where it has been seen for 26 years. Undoubtedly one of the most popular of all game show formats, the original concept was created in America by Merv Griffin more than 30 years ago.
Today, Wheel is still the highest rating syndicated game show on US television, with an average daily audience in excess of 11 million viewers.
With names such as Ernie Sigley, John Burgess and Tony Barber at the helm in the past, all-round entertainer Tim Campbell joins an esteemed lineup as the seventh local host of the show.
“I feel privileged to be given the reins to the institution that is Wheel of Fortune. The revamped version means I have the chance to give away millions of dollars in cash and prizes – what more could I ask for?” Campbell said.
“Kelly and I can’t wait to be in viewers’ lounge rooms five nights a week, especially in such a critical timeslot for the Nine Network as it leads into the evening news”.
The reinvigorated Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune, which is still being rolled out around the world, will have all the familiar elements that have made the show such a perennial favourite. And along with a modern look and feel, contestants will be playing for envious amounts of cash, whereas previous Wheels only had prizes to play for.
The “bankrupt” wedge will be one to avoid as it will mean losing “real” money, but with three contestants a night it’s pretty simple – solve the puzzle and you win the cash.
At the end of each episode an exciting new game will be also played, featuring sensational prizes such as a car, as well as the potential to play for a massive $1,000,000 cash jackpot. The carryover champion returns the next night to try and do it all over again.
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