Cathy Johns said she was always an avid fan of “Wheel of Fortune.” A fan club newsletter said the show would be having tryouts in Atlanta in September. After submitting a tape of herself, Johns, 55, was invited to try out.
“It was a lot of fun,” Johns said. “The written test was much harder than I thought.”
Still, she passed and was asked to fly to Los Angeles to compete on the show.
“It was not as nerve-wracking as I had anticipated,” she said, adding that her 18-year-old daughter, Kelly, came to cheer her on.
Johns’ episode will air at 7 p.m. March 2 on WATL.
Johns is a paralegal for Canton attorney William G. Hasty Jr. Johns and her husband, Hal, also have two sons, Ryan and Brett.
An aspiring actor, Johns is also going to appear in “Final Witness,” an ABC television show featuring the true story of Lynn Turner, a Cobb County woman who was convicted of using antifreeze to kill her husband and her boyfriend.
“I play the Cobb County Sheriff’s deputy who booked her into jail,” Johns said.
Another Canton family, the Johnsons, will compete for $100,000 worth of prizes and a brand new car on an episode of “Family Feud” airing at noon Tuesday on WPCH.
B.J. Johnson, a mobile disc jockey; his wife, Leanne, an event planner; sister, Breanna, a graphic design artist; sister-in-law, Suzanne, an insurance field specialist; and brother-in-law, Joey, a semi-professional paintballer, will all be playing for the prize money and car.
The show is hosted by Steve Harvey and filmed in front of a live studio audience in Atlanta.
“Going on Family Feud has always been on my bucket list, so when I found out they were having auditions in Atlanta, I gathered my family to try out,” Breanna said. “Our family was devastated by the tornadoes that ran through Cedartown and Cartersville, and if we win, we want to use the money to help other families in our area who still need to get back on their feet.”