CULVER CITY, Calif. — The popular television game shows "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune" -- both based in Culver City -- will begin taping shows without an audience this week due to coronavirus fears, it was reported Tuesday.

"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek's pancreatic cancer and the high average age of the shows' core audience were given as two reasons for the precautionary move, according to TMZ, which cited production sources at the two shows.

Older people and those with compromised immune systems from existing medical conditions are considered at greater risk for the disease.

The shows will tape without a live audience at Sony Pictures studios in Culver City for the time being as officials continue to monitor the outbreak, according to TMZ.

Viewers won't immediately notice the difference, however, as both shows tape their episodes well in advance of airing. 

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