There’s a new game show coming to Fox, brought to you by Justin Timberlake and Dax Shepard (Parenthood), Billboard reports. Spin the Wheel is the fruit of an original idea by Timberlake and Andrew Glassman (The Wall), and Shepard will play host to the pop culture trivia show offering huge cash prizes.
I am SO EXCITED about this :)https://t.co/DX0oBSKVa4— dax shepard (@daxshepard) August 2, 2018
The game will go like this: contestants will basically play against a large, 40-foot wheel. They’ll be tasked with answering pop culture trivia questions. Correct answers will add cash wedges and incorrect answers will add wedges that could bring their balance to zero. Contestants will eventually be given the chance to walk away or spin the wheel one last time to win the prizes. The catch is that the grand prize is a massive $20 million.
"This show is massive on so many levels and has the ability to change people's lives," said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment at Fox. "We have a charismatic and hilarious host in Dax, an uber-producer in Andrew, an insanely creative global superstar in Justin and one of the biggest prizes in primetime history. We can't wait to spin the wheel."
Fox is the home to other such unscripted shows, including Love Connection, The Four, Hell's Kitchen, So You Think You Can Dance, and MasterChef. Spin the Wheel will join other recent celebrity-backed game shows: there’s The Wall, hosted by Chris Hardwick and executive produced by LeBron James and Glassman. There’s also Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild on TBS, a reboot of the classic show from the 1970s. Similarly, the entire KarJenner family and Kanye West recently appeared on Family Feud. Networks like Nickelodeon are banking on the fact that this all signals a renewed interest in the game show, as they’ve also committed to bringing back 40 new episodes of their iconic Double Dare show.