The Wheel (2022): Premiere Date, Celebrity Guests, How to Play
December 20, 2022
Get ready for Wheel! During the new high-stakes NBC game show, six celebrity guests help the contestants win money. A lot of money. As in over $100,000. A mega hit in the UK, the show is created and hosted by British comedian Michael McIntyre.
“There were a lot of old and old game show formats on UK TV so I literally tried to find a new one. And luckily the BBC loved it and it became a huge hit for them,” McIntyre said. Parade on how the show originally came about. “NBC saw the first show we did and wanted to do an American version. It was very exciting!”
Celebrities bring their A-game to a subject where they say they have great expertise. As McIntyre explains, “celebrity guests self-select a category in which they claim to be experts.”
The categories run the gamut from politics to Beyoncé to candy to poker to Beverly Hills 90210 and all the rest. The stars help contestants answer a variety of category-based trivial questions that come from the giant 42-foot spinning wheel.
Brimming with hijinks and hilarity, contestants answer one question from each category, but only one contestant can win this suspenseful spectacle. Starting Monday, December 19, there will be two takeover weeks of Wheel on NBC.
Here’s what we know about the US version of the UK game show Wheel.
What is Wheel?
Huge success in the United Kingdom, the brand new American version of Wheel features a rotating roster of celebrity guests who use their expertise to help contestants earn life-changing cash.
During Wheel, there are three candidates and only one can win. When the contestant is behind the wheel, they must pass through six categories chosen by the invited celebrities. “The wheel spins randomly to select a celebrity guest to help the contestant answer each trivial question,” says McIntyre. “If they get a question wrong, they leave the wheel and may or may not come back. Whoever is on the wheel at the end has a chance to win a lot of money!”
Who hosts Wheel?
The Wheel is hosted by renowned British comedian Michael McIntyre, who also created the show.
Which celebrity guests will be on The Wheel?
The all-star lineup on Wheel understand Clay Aiken, Carole Baskin, Brie Bella, Tom Bergeron, Bobby Berk, Bre-Z, Jaime Camil, Christine Chiu, Margaret Cho, Deepak Chopra, Cat Cora, Victor Cruz, Ester Dean, Russell Dickerson, Taye Diggs, Sheila E., Shawn Johnson East, Josh Flagg, Kate Flannery, Vivica A. Fox, Debbie Gibson, Todrick Hall, Tony Hawk, Matt Iseman, Jojo, Chris Kattan, Steve Kornacki, Ricki Lake, Lyric Lewis, Loni Love, Judge Greg Mathis, Mark McGrath , Chrissy Metz, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Terrell Owens, Kyla Pratt, Christina Ricci, Andy Richter, Amber Riley, Adam Rippon, Captain Lee Rosbach, Jalen Rose, Sanya Richards Ross, Amber Ruffin, Mark Sanchez, Tori Spelling, Curtis Pierre, Raven-Symone, Jackie Tohn, Bruno Tonioli, John Urschel, Buddy Valastro, Kym Whitley, Justin Willman, Carnie Wilson and Captain Sandy Yawn.
What is the duration Wheel?
Wheel lasts one hour.
How it works Wheel work?
Six celebrity guests sit on a 42-foot spinning wheel advising the contestants as they try to be the last ones standing. Celebrities offer their expertise in a variety of fun and specific categories ranging from candy, comedians, poker, politics and more as contestants compete to win $100,000.
When Wheel first?
Wheel premieres Monday, Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. ET. New episodes will air nightly at 10 p.m. ET and continue the following week with new episodes airing at 8 p.m.
What time is Wheel to?
The week of December 19 Wheel will be at 10 p.m. ET. The following week beginning December 26, Wheel will be at 8 p.m. ET.
What channel is The Wheel on?
Wheel is on NBC.
Is Wheel available for streaming?
All episodes of Wheel will also be available to stream on Peacock the day after they air on NBC.
When are the celebrities Wheel?
Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. – The wheel: first
Contestants receive assistance from celebrity guests Cat Cora, Mark McGrath, Todrick Hall, Steve Kornacki, Christina Ricci and Amber Ruffin to answer trivial questions covering a range of categories from Beyoncé and the 90s to Elections and more.
Tuesday, December 20 at 10 p.m. – Boats, soaps and wrestling ropes
With categories ranging from soap operas to math, contestants get help from celebrity guests Vivica A. Fox, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Jojo, John Urschel, Captain Sandy Yawn and Bruno Tonioli.
Wednesday, December 21 at 10 p.m. – Deja Vu & Eyes of Blue
Famous guests Judge Greg Mathis, Ricki Lake, Mark Sanchez, Amber Ruffin, Justin Willman and Tori Spelling lending their expertise in a variety of categories that include candy, magic and Beverly Hills to help contestants compete for a life-changing prize.
Thursday, December 22 at 10 p.m. – Divas & Derbies
With categories including cake, horse racing, drumming and more, contestants are backed by celebrity experts Buddy Valastro, Amber Riley, Jaime Camil, Carnie Wilson, Steve Kornacki and Sheila E.
Friday, December 23 at 10 p.m. – Fish N’ Chips & Gold Medal Flips
Famous guests Tom Bergeron, Shawn Johnson East, Captain Lee Rosbach, Kyla Pratt, Victor Cruz and Debbie Gibson lending their expertise to contestants in a wide range of hilarious categories, including “The Three Stooges”, gymnastics and seafood.
Monday, December 26 at 8 p.m. – Big cats and bigger brains
With wacky categories like felines and bowling, contestants rely on celebrities Carole Baskin, Bre-Z, Deepak Chopra, Matt Iseman, Raven-Symone and Terrell Owens to be the last one standing on “The Wheel”.
Tuesday, December 27 at 8 p.m. – Sky Hooks and the Almighty Book
Celebrity experts Taye Diggs, Ester Dean, Josh Flagg, Lyric Lewis, Jalen Rose, and Christine Chiu advise applicants on matters relating to the Bible, real estate, plastic surgery, and more.
Wednesday, December 28 at 8 p.m. – Wigs galore, dogs and more
Contestants are hoping 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.
Thursday, December 29 at 8 p.m. – A trick, a twin and a victory
With categories including astrology, presidents and country music, contestants draw on celebrity experts Chrissy Metz, Sanya Richards Ross, Russell Dickerson, Loni Love, Brie Bella and Clay Aiken.
Friday, December 30 at 8 p.m. – The skater and the dater
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.
Who produces Wheel?
Wheel is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, Apploff Entertainment and original UK creative team, Hungry McBear.
Who created Wheel game show?
The series was created by Michael McIntyre and Dan Baldwin, who produce alongside Jeff Apploff, Noah Bonnett, Mike Darnell and Brooke Karzen.