Fox has given a series order to a new Justin Timberlake-executive produced game show, “Spin the Wheel,” it was announced during the Television Critics Association press tour Thursday.
Dax Shepard will host the upcoming show and will feature contestants competing for large cash prizes in a game built around a massive, unpredictable wheel. The game will feature pop culture trivia and a 40-wheel that gives contestants the chance to win upwards of $20 million per episode.
The show is created by Timberlake and Andrew Glassman (“The Wall”) of Glassman Media, and will premiere during the 2018-2019 season.
“This show is massive on so many levels and has the ability to change people’s lives,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “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.”
“‘Spin the Wheel’ is the opportunity of a lifetime, and every time someone spins, a massive fortune is on the line,” added Glassman. “This is all about a rollercoaster of emotions, positive energy and some incredible wins.”
Shepard added: “I can’t think of a better job than giving out millions of dollars to nice people. It’s my chance to finally be Willy Wonka.”
“Spin the Wheel” is produced by Tennman Entertainment, Glassman Media and LBI. In addition to Timberlake and Glassman, Rick Yorn and Johnny Wright will executive produce. IMG will distribute internationally.