Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:45 pm
“Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” will keep the questions coming for quite a few more years
Announced today, CBS Television Distribution has officially renewed both game shows for three additional seasons, extending its deal with Sony Pictures Television to keep the shows on the air all the way through the 2022-23 season.
The renewal will now keep “Jeopardy” going through its 39th season and “Wheel of Fortune” through its 40th. The news comes just a few days after “Jeopardy” host, Alex Trebek, and “Wheel of Fortune’s” Pat Sajak and Vanna White all renewed their contracts with Sony TV to continue hosting both shows through the 2021-22 season.
“The iconic game shows, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ have long been fan favorites and mainstays in our ABC Owned Stations’ television lineups,” said Wendy McMahon, President of ABC’s Owned Television Stations Group. “Our brands are connected in a positive way in the hearts and minds of our viewers.”
“‘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 TV 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, for many years to come.”