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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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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19 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Колесо фортуны  »

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(1983 - )

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NBC, former co-owners of the show with Merv Griffin Enterprises, sold their rights to the syndicated version (prior to its premiere) back to Merv Griffin Enterprises in exchange for extending their contract to the daytime version, a move that would cost them millions of dollars as Wheel's popularity exploded in syndication. King World, a fledgling television distributor, bought the rights at a low price and made massive profits from the investment. NBC aired daytime Wheel until 1989, when the network began purging game shows from their daytime lineup. It moved over to CBS from 1989-1991 before returning to NBC briefly in 1991 before permanently being cancelled. See more »

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[Closing announcement 1983-1992]
Announcer: "Wheel of Fortune" is produced by Merv Griffin Enterprises. Distributed by KingWorld.
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Referenced in Fresh Off the Boat: Success Perm (2015) See more »

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Frisco Disco
(1983 -1989)
Composed by Merv Griffin
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BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE!!!
26 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

More Prizes, More chances to win, Better theme music, Better sets, Better technology, and Still Pat and Vanna running the show! It's been the show to watch for the past 20 years and It's getting better and Better, with most of it's style untouched. Man I love this show!


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