Hosted by Pat Sajak, this game show features 3 contestants who try to solve a puzzle by spinning the wheel and guessing letters in a word or phrase.

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Airs Fri. Sep. 01, 7:30 PM on ABC

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Contestants guess hidden phrases by guessing letters one at a time. Contestants win money or prizes, as determined by a spin of the wheel, for each correct consonant they guess. But they have to pay to see what vowels are in a puzzle. The contestant that has amassed the most winnings at the end of a game goes on to play the bonus round, in which the player can win even more -- prizes frequently seen in the bonus round include automobiles, vacations and more cash. Written by Jwelch5742

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Family | Game-Show

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Колесо фортуны  »

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(1983 - )

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Harry Friedman received a call from Alan Levine, the CEO of Sony Pictures and an old friend, who asked him if he was interested in interviewing for Wheel of Fortune to produce the show. Levine told Friedman the show feels it needs to be taken in a new direction and Freedman agreed to an interview. In 1995, Friedman was hired and became the driving force behind many of the new changes on the show. See more »

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[Closing announcement November 1995-1996]
Announcer: This is Charlie O'Donnell speaking.
[drumroll/copyright screen]
Announcer: "Wheel of Fortune" was created by Merv Griffin. Produced by Columbia/Tristar Television. Distributed by KingWorld.
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Connections

Version of Galgal Hamazal (1993) See more »

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Changing Keys
(stereo edition) (1984-1989)
Composed by Merv Griffin
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BETTER THAN EVER!!!
22 March 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I remember when this show came on, The highest prize won was $25,000 in the bonus round. Now a days is 100 grand. And all the toss ups. I'm telling you this show is better than ever. And the theme song is pretty good. Unlike the 1983 "Changing Keys" version which was ugly and used too many synthesizer or the 1997 version where they jazed up the theme. I Like the new hi-tech puzzle board because it gives a more 21st century feel to the show. And the PRIZES!!! We'll What more can be said this show is better than ever before. And the set is cool. Better than the previous sets including the Ugly Sunburst's in 1983. Long Live Wheel.


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