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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ & ‘Jeopardy!’ Will Keep Spinning & Solving Into 2023

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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ & ‘Jeopardy!’ Will Keep Spinning & Solving Into 2023
Less than a week after its on-air talent renewed their contracts, syndicated game show juggernauts Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! have been renewed through the 2022-23 season. Host Pat Sajak and letter-turner Vanna White will keep Wheel spinning, while Alex Trebek contiues to have all the Jeopardy! answers.

The three-year renewals will take Wheel through its 40 season and Jeopardy! through its39th. Both will continue to air on numerous ABC stations, include those in the top four markets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia.

“Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are two of the longest-running shows on television – and for good reason,” said Steve Hackett, President of Sales for CBS Television Distribution. “They consistently deliver entertaining, timeless programming that the whole family can enjoy together, creating whole new generations of fans. We’re excited they will continue to anchor stations’ lineups, delivering eyeballs and ad dollars to our partners,
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TVLine Items: Hamilton Star's Sitcom, Designated Survivor Casting and More

TVLine Items: Hamilton Star's Sitcom, Designated Survivor Casting and More
Leslie Odom Jr. is turning ABC into the room — er, network — where it happens.

The Tony-winning actor (Broadway’s Hamilton) is set to star in and executive-produce an untitled comedy series at the Alphabet network, inspired by real-life couple Pastor Touré Roberts and Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts, who preach at a Los Angeles church.

The potential series, which has received a put-pilot commitment from ABC, will center on Leslie (played by Odom Jr.) and Hope, joint pastors at a young, hip, diverse L.A. church. Through their services, online streams and books, they are experts at uniting people across different races,
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Alex Trebek Will Stay With ‘Jeopardy’ Through 2022

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Alex Trebek Will Stay With ‘Jeopardy’ Through 2022
Though Alex Trebek hinted that he was going to leave “Jeopardy” after his contract expired in 2020, he will remain with the game show for a little bit longer.

Sony Pictures TV, which produces the long-running game show, announced that Trebek has signed a new deal through the 2021-2022 TV season. Additionally, Pat Sajak and Vanna White also re-upped with Spt for “Wheel of Fortune” through 2022.

During an interview with TMZ’s Harvey Levin, Trebek was asked about the likelihood of his departure from the game show after his contract expired. He described the odds of him leaving as “50/50.. and a little less.” Trebek said he had a few candidates in mind for his replacement.

Also Read: Alex Trebek's Halloween Costume is a Total Kiss-Off (Video)

“Pat, Vanna and Alex are simply the best. Night after night, they seamlessly entertain generations of fans on two of the most beloved television programs on air.
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‘Wheel Of Fortune’s Pat Sajak & Vanna White, ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Renew Contracts Through 2022

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‘Wheel Of Fortune’s Pat Sajak & Vanna White, ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Renew Contracts Through 2022
Game show icons Pat Sajak & Vanna White and Alex Trebek will maintain their hosting posts on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! as the trio have renewed their contracts with Sony Pictures Television (Spt) through 2022.

Sajak, White and Trebek will all continuing hosting their shows through the 2021/22 season

“Pat, Vanna and Alex are simply the best. Night after night, they seamlessly entertain generations of fans on two of the most beloved television programs on air. We are thrilled that they’ll continue to do so through 2022,” said Spt Chairman Mike Hopkins.

Wheel of Fortune, along with Sajak and White, is currently celebrating its 36th season in syndication while Jeopardy! and Trebek are in their 35th season on the air.

With 24 million viewers reached each week, Jeopardy! is the top-rated quiz show on television and has nabbed numerous awards and honors. It was honored with the Guinness World Record record for the
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Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak, Vanna White Renew Contracts Through 2022

Sony Pictures Television is making sure the faces of two of TV's longest-running game shows remain in place.

Wheel of Fortune duo Pat Sajak and Vanna White and Jeopardy host Alex Trebek have renewed their deals with producers Sony TV through 2022. The new contracts help keep their respective shows on the air through the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, respectively.

"Pat, Vanna and Alex are simply the best. Night after night, they seamlessly entertain generations of fans on two of the most beloved television programs on air. We are thrilled that they’ll continue to do so through ...
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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Playing With House Money – As In Giving Away A New Home

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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Playing With House Money – As In Giving Away A New Home
Here’s a scenario that might play out next week. Wheel of Fortune viewer yells at his or her screen: “I can solve that puzzle! ‘I Have to Make a Mortgage Payment.” And for one fortunate fan, such payments could be a thing of the past.

The venerable game show is trying something new for its 36th season in syndication: giving one viewer the chance to win a house. Wheel is teaming with Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings to give away a new home valued at $350,000 at Latitude Margaritaville, a new active adult community.

A winner of the “Home Sweet Home Giveaway” will be chosen at random. To enter, viewers should tune in to Wheel of Fortune each night during the week of October 29-November 2, take note of the bonus round puzzle solution and input it at http://www.wheeloffortune.com for an entry.

“After 35 seasons it’s not an
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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Fail: No, Not That Kind of Shower, Melanie (Video)

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Fail: No, Not That Kind of Shower, Melanie (Video)
We’re not sure what kind of showers Melanie is into, but they’re not gonna win her any money on “Wheel of Fortune.”

With just one letter remaining hidden in a classic “Same Name” puzzle on the Pat Sajak-hosted game show, Melanie elected to solve. She did not get it right.

“Bridal & Gold Shower.”

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Nope. That definitely is not it.

Vanna White stayed frozen in place, the audience “awww’d,” and all Sajak could say was “sorry.”

Competitor Jenn cleaned it up on the very next turn. She and David both seemed to get a kick out of the situation.

Also Read: Alex Trebek Apologizes for Performance as Moderator of Pennsylvania Governor Debate

“It happens,” Sajak eventually mustered as the show cut to commercial.

Watch the video above.

Somehow, Melanie remained in the lead.

Read
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Vanna White Proudly Remembers Getting Her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (Exclusive)

I'd like to buy a vow. As longtime Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White told Closer recently at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball, "When I first moved to Hollywood in 1980, I walked down Hollywood Boulevard and I said to myself, 'I want one of those one day!'" So nothing can top the day she got the 2,309th star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame. What made it more special was that she was surrounded by Wheel pals Pat Sajak and producer Merv Griffin along with her family. "Everyone flew out for the event," said Vanna. "I just had a nice time." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Vanna has become so much of an icon from Wheel of Fortune that it's hard to talk about the game show without mentioning her name. Interestingly enough, throughout her 35-year career on the entertaining game show, Vanna has never repeated an outfit twice, which
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Five Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About A Young Vanna White

We all know Vanna White. The talented and beautiful television personality has become an iconic for many throughout the decades, working the “Wheel” since 1982. Although most will recognize the beauty from her continued time with ‘Wheel of Fortune‘, White has also had her fair share of television and other projects throughout her career as well. From writing, to appearing in magazines, and even to making guest appearances on various television series, it seems as though White has truly done it all. In this article, we are going to reveal to you five fun facts that you more than likely

Five Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About A Young Vanna White
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For Rent: Charlie Sheen’s Infamous Beverly Hills Mansion (Exclusive)

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For Rent: Charlie Sheen’s Infamous Beverly Hills Mansion (Exclusive)
Having made a well publicized but unsuccessful attempt earlier this year to sell his infamous mansion inside the guarded gates of the heavily celebrified Mulholland Estates enclave in the mountains between Beverly hills and Sherman Oaks, Calif., with an asking price pushing up on $10 million, Charlie Sheen switched tacks and now has the seven bedroom and seven bathroom property up for rent at $43,000 per month. The dyed-in-the-wool Hollywood scion and bona fide sitcom superstar, once one of the highest paid actors on television who hauled in an astonishing $1.8 million per episode for his four-time Emmy nominated role on “Two and a Half Men,” purchased the custom-outfitted, 8,932-square-foot faux-Italianate meets vaguely-Tuscan villa, the epicenter of his salacious and very public 2011 breakdown, in 2006 for $7.2 million.

A pair of mature trees with picturesquely gnarled trunks frame wrought iron accented double glass doors that open to a grandly double-height foyer with winding staircase. Living
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Flo Rida Performs At Star-Studded 25th Anniversary Race To Erase Ms Gala

On Friday, April 20, Multiple Sclerosis (Ms) advocate and Center Without Walls founder, Nancy Davis, welcomed guests to the Beverly Hilton for its historic 25th Anniversary Race to Erase Ms Gala.

Flo Rida Performs At 25th Anniversary Race to Erase Ms Gala

The event raised over $1.6 million to benefit the Race to Erase Ms and its Center Without Walls program, a collaboration of top Ms research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for Ms.

Guests at this year’s event included Race to Erase Ms Founder Nancy Davis, host Scott Rogowsky, Performers Flo Rida, Elle King, and Siedah Garrett, Musical Director Greg Phillinganes, and additional special guests including Ajiona Alexus, Byron Allen, A.R.T., Lance Bass, Talitha Bateman, Allison Baver, Stacey Bendet, Phillip Bloch, Katrina Bowden, Miles Brown, Logan Browning, Cheryl Burke & Matthew Lawrence, Terry Butler, Francesca Capaldi,
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Vanna White's Adult Children Look Just Like Her — Here's Everything We Know About Them

Our favorite letter-turner, Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White, is a familiar face that everyone knows — but many fans don't know much about her personal life, especially her children. The game show icon has two, a daughter named Gigi, who's 20, and a son named Nikko, who's 23 — and they all look quite similar to their famous mom. Vanna's two kids are from her first and only marriage to George Santo Pietro, a restaurant owner she was with from 1989 to 2002. Although she's now dating current beau, contractor John Donaldson, the divorce wasn't easy for Vanna or her children. After the split, she got engaged to California businessman Michael Kaye in 2004, but called it off after less than a year. How old is Vanna White today? These days the 61-year-old says she's "happy just the way things are," she exclusively told Closer Weekly. As for her kids, her son Nikko has been in
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 18)

1970: Dark Shadows' Jeb dug up Paul's grave.

1976: Ryan's Hope's Reenie begged her father to help her.

1999: Y&R's Katherine was tempted to drink.

2003: As the World Turns' Dusty returned to Oakdale."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1955: On The Secret Storm, Pauline Harris (Haila Stoddard) refused to help Peter Ames (Peter Hobbs
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Wheel of Fortune Contestant Used Winnings to Adopt a Child, Says Vanna White

Wheel of Fortune Contestant Used Winnings to Adopt a Child, Says Vanna White
Wheel of Fortune is a classic TV standby for many viewers in America. But for its prize-winning contestants, the competition can have life-changing results.

Pat Sajak and Vanna White kicked off their 35th anniversary season of the longstanding series Monday. To celebrate the $250 million in cash and prizes the show has awarded in its 35 year history, its cohosts are filming four weeks of Disney-themed episodes and digging into their vault of letters from grateful past contenders to share their stories.

“We had one woman that they adopted a child. And of course they’d send the pictures ‘Here’s the child I adopted,
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See Dave Grohl Dress as David Letterman to Guest Host 'Kimmel' on Halloween

See Dave Grohl Dress as David Letterman to Guest Host 'Kimmel' on Halloween
Dave Grohl dressed up as David Letterman when the Foo Fighters frontman served as guest host on Halloween night's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

"I'm Dave Grohl dressed as Dave Letterman sitting in for Jimmy Kimmel, it's confusing, I get it, especially if you're home watching right now stoned to the bone," the guest host said, donning a long white beard and a letterman jacket. Grohl wore the costume for the entirety of the episode.

Grohl's costume was an inspired choice as the Foo Fighters were recruited to perform on the
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Demi Lovato Is the World's Worst (and Funniest) Guest Model on The Ellen Show

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Demi Lovato Is the World's Worst (and Funniest) Guest Model on The Ellen Show
If you need a healthy dose of genuine laughter today, we recommend watching Demi Lovato on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer stopped by the show this week to help the host with a game of "What's in the Box?" Demi, who dressed up as Cinderella for the occasion, did her best Vanna White impression as a guest model but ended up hilariously failing (and almost tripping!) numerous times. See it all go down in the video above.
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Playing House Premiere Recap: Emma and Maggie Come Out Swinging

Playing House Premiere Recap: Emma and Maggie Come Out Swinging
We’ve waited nearly two full years (!) for it, Jammers, but it’s finally here: Playing House is back… and it’s like we never left the cozy confines of Pinebrook.

Friday’s two-part Season 3 premiere kicks off (hi-yah!) with Emma and Maggie taking a self-defense class, learning “eyeball scoops” and other lethal tactics from a seriously toned instructor named Cookie (Looking‘s Lauren Weedman). Maggie’s a real teacher’s pet, flipping poor Emma around with ease. (“I think you snapped my solar plexus,” Emma complains.) Cookie even invites Maggie to join her squad of elite students, “The Cookie
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'Wheel of Fortune' Creates Controversy with Slave Imagery

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2017-06-19T07:14:31-07:00'Wheel of Fortune' Creates Controversy with Slave Imagery

Wheel of Fortune” is under fire for using a photographic backdrop showing two African-Americans in slave-era clothing.

The photo that was used for “Southern Charm” week sparked outrage from viewers.

“Someone please tell me why @WheelofFortune has slaves in their ‘Southern Charm Week’ images?” tweeted a user named Joshua Itiola.

The popular game show’s executive producer expressed contrition and vowed that the image will no longer air on reruns of the episode.

Read the rest of this article at Page Six.

Wheel of Fortune features hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White.
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Claws Series Premiere: Are You Digging TNT's Polished Crime Dramedy?

Claws Series Premiere: Are You Digging TNT's Polished Crime Dramedy?
After upholding the law (to varying degrees of success) for more than a decade on the small screen, Niecy Nash is finally playing by her own rules in TNT’s Claws — and she’s having a blast.

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A boss in every sense of the word, Nash’s Desna Simms spends her days making Florida’s Manatee County — or at least the fingernails of its citizens — more beautiful, while spending her nights laundering money for a colorful character named “Uncle Daddy” (Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris). But as
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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ & ‘Jeopardy’ Renewed Through 2020

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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