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When your show becomes a Jeopardy question, you know you're part of something special!
Mandy Moore got a little reflective about her beloved NBC show, This Is Us, on Friday, sharing a sweet throwback photo of herself with co-stars Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown from last year's NBC Upfront in New York City to Instagram, where she sweetly looked back at how far they all have come.
"This was from nearly one year ago, when @nbcthisisus was picked up to series and I walked the red carpet with these guys for the first time (where we collectively scratched our heads trying to explain the concept of our show without revealing anything)," the 33-year-old singer-actress wrote. "I can't even begin to comprehend how much life has changed over the course of these past 12 months but I sure »
Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy, and the hosts of Wheel of Fortune Pat Sajak and Vanna White have all renewed their contracts and have signed on to host their respective game shows through the 2019-20 broadcast season. Wheel of Fortune is currently in its 34th season and Jeopardy is in its 33rd. Their hosts have been staples on television for at least […]
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- Jacob Kaye
Alex Trebek, Vanna White, and Pat Sajak aren't going anywhere anytime soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hosts of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune have renewed their contracts through the 2019-2020 season.Both syndicated series, which are distributed by CBS, have already been renewed for the 2017-2018 season. Currently, Wheel of Fortune is in its 34th season and Jeopardy is airing its 33rd.Read More… »
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The hosts of two of the longest-running game shows on television — “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” — aren’t going anywhere, TheWrap has learned. Sony Pictures Television announced Tuesday that Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have all had their contracts renewed for two more seasons, extending them through at least the 2019-2020 TV year. “Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ is a testament to their incredible talents,” Harry Friedman, executive producer of both shows, said in a press release. “All of us at ‘Wheel of. »
- Carli Velocci
“R_N_W_D.” I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat: “Renewed?” Right you are! Put another way, if you woke up this morning thinking, “Alex Trebek” then said to yourself, “Who just got a two-year contract extension?” you are today’s big winner as the longtime Jeopardy quizmaster has re-upped along with Wheel host Pat Sajak and letter-turner Vanna White. The trio now are locked in through the 2019-20 season. All three already were signed for the next TV season, and this re-up… »
The longtime hosts of “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” are sticking around.
While the renewals for the shows have not been made official, the talent contracts signal an imminent two-season renewal both both game shows, which is expected to be made official soon.
“Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ is a testament to their incredible talents,” said Harry Friedman, executive producer of both shows, in a statement. “All of us at ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’ and Sony Pictures Television are thrilled that they will continue through the 2019-20 season.”
This past weekend, Friedman received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards. On stage, he mentioned that the show’s hosts had signed on for »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy are staying right where they are.
Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have each renewed their contracts with Wheel and Jeopardy producers Sony Pictures Television and will continue hosting their respective game shows through the 2019-20 broadcast season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The new deals will keep the shows on for an additional two seasons — with both series having already been picked up through the 2017-18 frame.
“Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy is »
- Lesley Goldberg
The 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out on Sunday evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and NBC’s Days of Our Lives and CBS’ The Young and the Restless led the soap opera pack with six total wins each, including trophies picked up at the Creative Arts ceremony.
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Y&R had entered this year’s Daytime Emmys with the most nominations of any soap (25). Gh and B&B each started out with 23 nods, »
The toon series inspired by Guillermo del Toro’s book of the same name took six trophies, including writing for an animated program (Marc Guggenheim) and directing (Rodrigo Blaas, del Toro). Kelsey Grammer added another Emmy to his collection for his voice work in the series.
“Days of Our Lives” grabbed five wins, as did HBO’s “Sesame Street,” PBS’ “Odd Squad” and the digital “The Bay the Series.” Longtime “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” exec producer Harry Friedman was honored with the lifetime achievement kudo during the ceremony held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
- Variety Staff
Jeopardy! (which debuted in 1984) and Wheel of Fortune (on the air since 1983) — through a TV landscape that has vastly changed from the one in which they premiered. "The foundational formats of both shows are pretty sacrosanct," says Friedman, 70, executive producer on both Sony Pictures Television darlings. There have been tweaks and stunts along the way, but the gists — not to mention hosts Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak — remain the same. Ahead of his Lifetime Achievement honor »
- Michael O'Connell
After producing syndicated game-show sensations “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” for more than 20 years, it isn’t a surprise that Friedman himself is a trivia question answer.
Friedman, who was promoted to executive producer of both shows in 1999 after starting as a “Wheel” producer in 1995, has been at his gig for so long that he holds a Guinness World Record for most game-show episodes produced. And the most Emmy Award nominations for a game-show producer (42) and most Emmy Award wins by a game-show producer (13).
So it’s no surprise he’ll receive a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Daytime Emmys creative arts ceremony. And it’s also understandable that it’s hard for Friedman to list all his favorite moments from the sets.
“One of the things that stands out on »
- Whitney Friedlander
We’ve all heard of the notorious diet of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. If you haven’t, apparently Buffett’s been a coke man and a burger man for nearly 50 years. Buffett explained, “If I eat 2700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola. I drink at least five 12-ounce servings. I do it everyday.” “I’ll have one at breakfast,” he explains, noting that he loves to drink Coke with potato sticks. What brand of potato sticks? “I have a can right here,” he says. “U-t-z” Utz is a Hanover, Pennsylvania-based snack maker. Buffett says that he’s talked to Utz
- Nat Berman
It’s hard to believe that Jeopardy’s been on the air since 1964 but it’s true. It’s just as hard to realize that Alex Trebek has been the host since 1978. Technically there was a hiatus but Trebek returned in 1984 and hasn’t stopped hosting since. During Trebek’s run as Jeopardy host we’ve seen countless moments from both Trebek himself and contestants that made us all do a double take. Trebek’s had his fair share of controversial comments and some of the gaffes by contestants haven been borderline hilarious. It seems the older Alex Trebek gets the less he cares. It’s
Classic Moments on “Jeopardy:” What is a Threesome? »
- Nat Berman
The National Academy of Television has announced the nominations for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards. “The Young and the Restless” leads the pack with 25 nods, including Outstanding Drama Series, two bids for Outstanding Lead Actress for Gina Tognoni and Jess Walton, and two for Outstanding Lead Actor for Peter Bergman and Kristoff St. John.
Competing for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show are “The View,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Maury,” “Live With Kelly,” and “The Talk.” The ladies of “The View” are also in the run for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts.
The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place April 30, in Pasadena, California. See below the nominees in the main categories.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress
- Yoselin Acevedo
Nominations for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Wednesday on CBS’ The Talk, and it looks to be a horse race among the four surviving sudsers.
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CBS’ The Young and the Restless walked away with a slight lead, amassing 25 total nods to the 23 netted by both ABC’s General Hospital and CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful. NBC’s Days of Our Lives followed closed with 22 nominations.
This year’s Daytime Emmys will be held Sunday, April 30 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California, with the Creative Arts »
With all but one letter of “Streetcar Named Desire” spelled out — save the “M” — Kevin shouted with gusto, “K!” A deafening silence followed as his fellow contestants reckoned with the idea that he thought the puzzle was intended to spell out “Streetcar Naked Desire.”
“Well, funny little game,” Pat Sajak said as he walked over to the players. “Although you got the right answer,” he said to contestant Lisa, “I’d rather see Kevin’s play.”
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Needless to say, Twitter users had a field day with the mistake.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 22, 2017
- Seth Kelley
Earlier this week Alex Trebek captured our hearts with his rapping ability, but last night it wasn’t the Jeopardy host who got the attention of the internet, it was an MIT contestant who decided to have a little fun with her answer on final Jeopardy. I have no idea what the actual question was (someone please email it in to us and I’ll post it here) but I do know her answer was as cheeky as they come. “The Spiciest Memelord” should be making it’s way around internet circles today. If anything it was a pretty humorous response to
“The Spiciest Memelord” on Jeopardy Has to Trend Today: It Has To »
- Nat Berman
Stanford University math and computer science major, Viraj Mehta, flipped off host Alex Trebek and the viewers while competing and filming “Jeopardy!’s College Championship” competition. In the episode that aired Wednesday, he got away with waving that finger around for about seven seconds while talking about pizza. Trebek was only asking Mehta about a formula […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
We'll take "obscene gestures" for 1,000, Alex. Stanford University math and computer science major and Texas native Viraj Mehta got away with flipping off host Alex Trebek—and the viewers—while competing on Jeopardy!'s annual College Championship competition, in an episode that aired Wednesday. He did it for about seven seconds while talking about...pizza. Trebek had asked Mehta about a formula he created in his math classes. "You took a class in differential geometry, which helped you analyze another food product," he said. "Yeah, there's a theorem in differential geometry that explains really, well, why, if you fold a slice of pizza, the »
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