The producers of Wheel of Fortune are in serious damage-control mode -- after airing a puzzle with the solution The Fast and the Furious.

In the wake of Paul Walker's death over the weekend, the producers tried to blunt the damage by running a scroll across the top of the screen explaining that the show had taped weeks ago. And host Pat Sajak tweeted, ""Feel terrible about timing of Fast and Furious puzzle tonight. Taped long ago and went out to 200 local stations days ago."

There's no word yet on why Wheel's producers or its affiliates didn't just pull the show and air a rerun.

Source: TMZ