Wheel of Fortune

One of the most successful game shows in history, Wheel of Fortune actually is a version of the children's game Hangman (with a large carnival wheel and prizes added). The game show, which did modestly well in the 1970s, became a worldwide phenomenon in the 1980s through syndication and made household names out of its hosts, Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Simply put, the Wheel has never stopped spinning since its premiere as an NBC daytime show that winter day in January 1975. (Ironically, the series replaced Jeopardy!, which later in 1984 when it returned, became its current companion in syndication.) The rules of the game Three contestants -- at various times during the run, including a returning champion -- compete. The host announces a category to a mystery puzzle (person, place, thing, phrase, quotation, event, landmark, occupation, etc.). The puzzle was originally contained on a three-tier, 36-space board (in 1981, changed to a four-tier, 52-space board; and in 1997, an all-e

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  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 76573
  • Status Continuing
  • Airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, at 6:30pm
  • Original Network Syndication
  • Networks Syndication from January 1975 to February 2020
  • Runtimes 25 minutes (980 episodes)
  • Parental Guide TV-G (964 episodes)
  • Genres Game Show
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  • Created February 4, 2008 by Administrator
  • Modified November 12, 2019 by Administrator

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