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May 10, 2016

Wheel of Fortune to celebrate Philadelphia next week

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Wheel of Fortune is letting Philadelphia contestants have a chance at the spotlight next week.

Next week, the game show is celebrating “Great American Cities: Philadelphia Week,” during episodes that will air May 16-20.

Co-hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White filmed scenes in the City of Brotherly Love last fall for the all-Philly episodes.

A custom set at the show's Culver City, Calif., studio, will feature local landmarks, such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

All 15 contestants will hail from the area, including a middle school teacher, a graduate student, a firefighter and a business owner.

The show also held a contest that sent 25 winners to filmings to fill out the audience.

Even the prizes were sourced from local businesses.

Wheel of Fortune airs in the Philadelphia area Monday-Friday on 6ABC at 7:30 p.m.