Justin Timberlake will expand his portfolio of work back into television with his latest creation, a game show titled Spin the Wheel. Deadline reports the show was created by Timberlake and Andrew Glassman, who assisted in The Wall, while Dax Shepard will serve as the host of the show.
The new show was picked up by Fox and will offer the opportunity to win over $20 million per episode, and is designed to expand the type of shows that are broadcast by the network.
Spin the Wheel will have contests answer trivia questions that will allow players to place the opportunity to win cash in strategic places on the wheel. However, if an answer is wrong it can quickly bring you back to zero. The game is designed to test the decision-making process of contestants to continue spinning the wheel or make off with the money you have made.
“This show is massive on so many levels and has the ability to change people’s lives,” said Rob Wade, Fox’s President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials. “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.”
Look for Spin the Wheel to hit the air in the forthcoming TV season.