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The Wheel

The Wheel

Photo Credit:  Chris Haston/NBCUniversal
  • Premiered: 
    December 19, 2022
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the UK TV series (The Wheel) 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the British series of the same name, THE WHEEL features a colossal spinning wheel of celebrity guests who help everyday contestants win life-changing money. Hosted by comedian Michael McIntyre, each hourlong episode follows six celebrity guests spinning, advising and supporting contestants as they endeavor to be the last one standing. As the contestants vie for the chance to win over $100,000, the celebrities lend their expertise in a variety of outrageous categories -- from candy and comedians to poker and politics. THE WHEEL airs each weeknight on NBC over the course of two weeks -- from Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 30, 2022:

"The Wheel: Premiere" (Monday, December 19 at 10pm): Contestants receive help from celebrity guests Cat Cora, Mark McGrath, Todrick Hall, Steve Kornacki, Christina Ricci and Amber Ruffin to answer trivia questions tackling a range of categories from Beyonce and the '90s to elections and more.

"Boats, Soaps & Wrestling Ropes" (Tuesday, December 20 at 10pm): With categories ranging from soap operas to mathematics, contestants receive help from celebrity guests Vivica A. Fox, Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, JoJo, John Urschel, Captain Sandy Yawn and Bruno Tonioli.

"Deja Vu & Eyes of Blue" (Wednesday, December 21 at 10pm): Celebrity guests Judge Greg Mathis, Ricki Lake, Mark Sanchez, Amber Ruffin, Justin Willman and Tori Spelling lend their expertise in a variety of categories that include candy, magic and Beverly Hills to assist contestants competing for a life-changing prize.

"Divas & Derbies" (Thursday, December 22 at 10pm): With categories including cakes, horse racing, percussion and more, contestants are supported by celebrity experts Buddy Valastro, Amber Riley, Jaime Camil, Carnie Wilson, Steve Kornacki and Sheila E.

"Fish N' Chips & Gold Medal Flips" (Friday, December 23 at 10pm): Celebrity guests Tom Bergeron, Shawn Johnson East, Captain Lee Rosbach, Kyla Pratt, Victor Cruz and Debbie Gibson lend their expertise to contestants in a wide range of hilarious categories, including "The Three Stooges," gymnastics and seafood.

"Big Cats & Bigger Brains" (Monday, December 26 at 8pm): With wacky categories including big cats and bowling, contestants lean on celebrities Carole Baskin, Bre-Z, Deepak Chopra, Matt Iseman, Raven-Symone and Terrell Owens to be the last one standing on "The Wheel."

"Sky Hooks & the Almighty Book" (Tuesday, December 27 at 8pm): Celebrity experts Taye Diggs, Ester Dean, Josh Flagg, Lyric Lewis, Jalen Rose and Christine Chiu advise contestants on questions about the Bible, real estate, plastic surgery and more.

"Wigs Galore, Dogs & More" (Wednesday, December 28 at 8pm): Contestants hope for answers from celebrity experts Bobby Berk, Margaret Cho, Kate Flannery, Loni Love, Andy Richter and Adam Rippon in categories that include wigs, comedians, dogs, figure skating and more.

"A Spin, a Twin & a Win" (Thursday, December 29 at 8pm): With categories including astrology, presidents and country music, contestants lean on celebrity experts Chrissy Metz, Sanya Richards Ross, Russell Dickerson, Loni Love, Brie Bella and Clay Aiken.

"The Skater & the Dater" (Friday, December 30 at 8pm): Contestants get insight from celebrity guests Christina Ricci, Chris Kattan, Kym Whitley, Tony Hawk, Jackie Tohn and Curtis Stone on a variety of categories that include "Saturday Night Live," pregnancy and meat.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television
  • In association with Warner Horizon Unscripted (as Warner Horizon)
  • In association with Apploff Entertainment
  • In association with Hungry McBear