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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Колесо фортуны  »

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(1983 - )

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Trivia

On September 8th 2003, after twenty years with basically the same set design and gold and green color scheme, the whole set received a makeover and a brand-new look was introduced on the show to kick off the 21st Season. As a result...the base for the wheel, the puzzle board boarder, and the video wall boarders became Plexiglas fixtures that have over 200 specialized, computerized LED lighting instruments capable of up to 2 million different color choices interwoven into the framework. Later in the season, the bonus wheel was also updated with LED lights. 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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TV's finest game show!
19 December 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Wow. Wheel is most likely the best game show on television, right next to Jeopardy! I especially love all the moments with schmucks incorrectly solving puzzles and then winning the bonus round...

My only peeve is that the bonus puzzles are getting WAY too hard. I saw one recently that was A BUSYBODY. Unless you have a hunch and guess B and Y, there is NO WAY you'll be able to solve this puzzle!


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