Jayverse World History
Here is a list of events that have happened in the world, and how they're different in the Jayverse to our timeline. Some listed changes were incurred, while others weren't.
Choir Drill Squads
Dance & Drill Teams that will allow singing never happened in the Real World but in the Jayverse, It Did Happened in 1966 as Dr. Kay Teer Crawford created a Drill Team (Dance Team) to Allow Singing for a High School in Alhambra, CA, However that experiment turned out to be a hit and More High Schools (and Colleges) Follow Suit and started Miss Choir Drill USA (which replaces Miss Drill Team USA in our timeline) two years later in 1968.
Alan Kulwicki, Clifford Allison and Davey Allison
Both of these Drivers were Dead in Real World, But in the Jayverse they are alive but neither of which were dead in a Plane Crash
Tim Richmond died of HIV/Aids in Real World, But in the Jayverse, He Neither test positive HIV or AIDS in this Timeline and was one of the First Drivers who ran the Indy-Charlotte Double in 1993.
Riverside International Raceway
Riverside International Raceway just shut down on July 1989 after 31 years in the Real World, But in the Jayverse It Didn't Shut Down and is open on September 22, 1957
Ontario Motor Speedway
Ontario Motor Speedway has shutdown on December 17, 1980 in the Real World, But in the Jayverse it didn't so as a result NASCAR will have 3 Race Tracks in the Los Angeles Area (Auto Club Speedway, Ontario Motor Speedway and Riverside International Raceway)
In the Real World, Selena Quintanilla died at the age of 23 due to Gunshot Wounding in 1995, but in the Jayverse she's still alive continued her musical career in R&B
Ray Combs was committed by Suicide in the Real World on June 2, 1996, but in the Jayverse despite of never being fired on Family Feud, Ray Combs still hosts Family Feud from 1988 to 2002 (That Means Louie Anderson's hosting run from 1999-2002 has been butterflied from this Timeline) before being replaced by Richard Karn just like in the Real World in 2002.
As the series aired on UBC instead of CBS, there are many changes from OTL:
- The Bullseye round was still implemented with higher payouts ($1,000 to $5,000 in $1,000 increments).
- Ray Combs hosted the show from 1988 to 2002, before being replaced by Richard Karn (2002-2006), Then John O'Hurley (2006-2010) and Now Steve Harvey (since 2010)
- The show still uses the 1988 theme, while the syndicated version uses the 1994 theme.
- The Fast Money amount expanded to $10 a point in 1998.
- Gene Wood remained as the announcer until his 1996 retirement. He was replaced by Burton Richardson, who still announces today.
- The Ferranti-Packard board continued seeing use until 1999, when it was replaced with a three-screen trilon (the logo screen, the survey screen, and Fast Money), though the survey board still got reduced to eight answers instead of twelve in 1994.
- The current daytime jackpot for Fast Money is $30,000, while its syndicated counterpart is $50,000 (the starting amounts are $15,000 and $35,000, respectively).
- For road shows, the set used during the show's trip to the Grand Ole Opry in 1993 is used here.
Wheel of Fortune
In 1989, The daytime version of Wheel, having been canceled by NBC, moved over to UBC instead of CBS, and it also began taping at Television City. Because of this, there are many major changes:
- The Shopping Format still remains since the move from the NBC Studios in Burbank to Television City which led to the Cancellation of the Syndicated Version in which viewers doesn't like The Big Month/Bonanza of Cash during the 1987-1988 season, because People opt to change the Channel to Press Your Luck which is currently on It's second year on Syndication and boosted it's ratings big time, that led to UBC picking up a Revival of Supermarket Sweep in 1990 (IOTL, Lifetime picked up the Revival of that show)
- Returning Champions were never retired, and the limit was abolished in the show's 30th season (2004-2005)
- Starting in 1997, After Bob Goen left to concentrate on Anchoring Entertainment Tonight (with Mary Hart), David Sidoni took over as the New Host and hired James Marcione on Director as a result these two are also hired for a Weekend Version of Wheel of Fortune for Kids titled Wheel 2000 beginning in 1997 and UBC ran it until 1998, Sidoni left the show in 2017 and is replaced by Alfonso Ribeiro
- When Alfonso Ribeiro became the new host, The 1992 Theme was Brought Back with a Hip-Hop Retweak was used.
- Double Play was never retired
- The various gameplay elements (like the Mystery Round and Jackpot Round, for example) rotate every day in the week since 1997, a la The Price is Right.
- Starting in 1996, the show instituted a rule in which contestants from the daytime (whether they played in the Chuck Woolery, Pat Sajak, Rolf Benirschke or Bob Goen eras) or syndicated versions can return to play in the daytime show after ten years.
- In 2001, The Bonus Round switched to a Bonus Wheel Format replacing the Normal Prize Choice. The wheel has 24 sections with a prize envelope in each one. The winning contestant, unfortunately, can choose one envelope. However 12 have prizes with a Gold star on it while 2 can contain cash amounts worth $5,000, 2 more will contain $10,000, and one will each contain $15,000, $20,000 and $25,000, In 2005 in celebration of the Show's 30th Year on Daytime a $30,000 envelope is added to bonus wheel replacing an extra $5,000 envelope and a $35,000 envelope is added in 2010 to replace an extra $10,000 envelope, Beginning in 2015 in celebration of Wheel of Fortune's 40th on Year Daytime, $40,000 is envelope is added replacing the $15,000 envelope and Starting in 2016, $1,000 will be multiplied by the number of Years Wheel of Fortune is aired on Daytime since then was added replacing the last $5,000 envelope starting with $41,000 however as of 2020 the top bonus round cash value is $45,000 in honor of Wheel of Fortune's 45th Year on Daytime.
- Each Season runs for 230 Episodes (46 Weeks)
- In 2009, the Power wedge from the Filipino version was imported to the US as the "Steal" wedge. When landed on and a right letter is called, the contestant landing on it can take the winnings of a leading contestant, including all cardboard.
- For episodes produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the contestants use a Spinning Cap to spin the Wheel, each color-coded to the contestant's podium, with Alfonso using a black one for the Final Spin. Also, the podium was still made wider as IOTL (though the base is altered so that the host wouldn't have to shove the red contestant out of the way to do the Final Spin), and David enters from the right side of the set to their podium, while Vanna enters from the left and walks straight to the puzzleboard, staying there for their closing chat (the credits are between their shots).
- UBC ran the show from 1965 to 1967, Revived in 1990 after relocating Wheel of Fortune from NBC due to the Shopping Format being Saved and still goes on to this day.
- All teams kept any groceries accumulated and any bonuses they picked up were carried over to the 1990 revival (to quote Bill Malone "Everything you sweep, Is Yours to Keep"), but the team with the highest total score would not only earn the right to return to the show and play in the next game but gets to play the Bonus Sweep for a Cash Jackpot which starts at $5,000 (and increases $1,000 every time it's not won) but later in 2000 the jackpot now starts at $10,000, But in 2015, The Top Prize now starts at $25,000 and increases $2,500 if It's Not Won
- In 2010, Whenever a Team wins the $5,000, They get a Chance to make a Decision they can take the money and run or add :10 Seconds to the remaining time for a Shot at winning $10,000 succeeding, they can take one more decision they can keep the $10,000 and leave or go for the Jackpot which now starts at $25,000 (plus $2,500 if not won) by finding one final item, but if the team goes for their fourth or fifth item and times run out all the money they won in the Bonus Sweep will be forfeited but will get $500 in cash for every item collected in the Bonus Sweep.
- All contestants keep the Groceries on the Show (but not the cash value of those goods).
- Bonus Prizes in the Big Sweep when UBC ran the show from 1965-1967 are Five Merchandise Items ranging from $10-$100, But when UBC Revived it in 1990, The prize range is now $500 to $10,000 (later changed to $15,000 in 1995) and they are Ten Merchandise Items instead of five, however one (or more) of these prizes have a Value of More than $10,000 (usually a car or sometimes a trip) which is Scattered throughout the market along with Mystery Cash represented by Three (later changed to five in 1995) jumbo-sized stuffed animals, giant inflated balloons of products, and/or cardboard promotional signs for products, each with bonus tags attached to them, all were scattered throughout the market (worth between $500-$5,000 later up to $10,000 in 2000).
- Although Leslie Jones took over the Job as the Host of Supermarket Sweep in September 2020 after David Ruprecht retired, Randy West (who announced the show since 2000) still remains on announcer and still does the play-by-play for the Big Sweep today. (IOTL there is No Announcer doing the PBP on the 2020 revival hosted by Leslie Jones)
Press Your Luck
- UBC picked it up since September 10, 1983 and ran until January of 1986 when the show moved to First Run Syndication and still currently runs to this day (as a Result, Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck didn't exist ITTL)
- After Press Your Luck moved to Syndication in January of 1986, Home Player Spin contests were done annually usually on the May Sweeps period but sometimes it runs on other Sweep Months as well (November and February) and will culminate with the Giant Home Player Grand Prize Sweepstakes Spin.
- Each Seasons runs for 230 Episodes (46 Weeks)
- NAFL Players Tournaments were held annually since 1997 (starting off with a One Week Tournament from 1997-1999 before Switching to a Jeopardy Tournament Play-style format since 2000) in which NAFL Players are playing for Home Viewers using Postcards. (Most recently 2020 NAFL Players Tournament was Aired on April 6-17, 2020 and was taped before the COVID-19 Pandemic took place along with 2020 Jeopardy! College Championship when it aired on the Same Date and was taped before the COVID-19 Pandemic)
- Since 2000, Press Your Lucks ends each season with the MLB Players Tournament featuring starts from Major League Baseball compete for a grand prize of a $50,000 bonus for their Charity and cash and prizes for their Home Viewers however Tournament ran concurrently Two Times with their Sister Show Jeopardy! involving Teens Competing to close out the Season (The First One happened on July 16-27, 2007 when they had the Summer Games Teen Tournament and The Second One was held on July 21-August 1, 2014)
America's Got Talent
- The Hosting History in This Timeline starts off from Regis Philbin hosting the Show's First Season in 2006, Then Jerry Springer hosted Season 2 to Season 11 from 2009 to 2016 before being replaced by Tyra Banks in 2017 and then Terry Crews in 2019
- Howie Mandel doesn't Judge on America's Got Talent after David Hasselhoff left following Season 4
Aaliyah Houghton died of a Plane Crash on August 25, 2001 in Real Life, but in the Jayverse she is still alive and married Damon Dash since 2001.
In Real Life, Frances Frazier did competed in the 1989 Miss America Pageant in 1988 and died at the age of 28 in 1991, In this Canon, Frazier is Not Only Alive but also was in the MisS USA Troupe beginning in 1989 as stayed on until 1993.