9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Jeopardy,' 'Wheel of Fortune' Renewed for Two More Seasons
Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy are staying right where they are.
Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have each renewed their contracts with Wheel and Jeopardy producers Sony Pictures Television and will continue hosting their respective game shows through the 2019-20 broadcast season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The new deals will keep the shows on for an additional two seasons — with both series having already been picked up through the 2017-18 frame.
“Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy is a testament to their incredible talents,” Harry Friedman, who executive produces both shows and was honored last weekend with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys, said Tuesday in a statement. “All of us at Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Sony Pictures Television are thrilled that they will continue through the 2019-20 season.”
Wheel is currently in its 34th season, while Jeopardy is in its 33rd. Both syndicated shows are distributed via CBS Television Distribution.
Jeopardy is the No. 1 quiz show on television and holds a Guinness World Record for the most Emmy wins by a TV game show (34), including its most recent Daytime Emmy. The series draws 9.4 million viewers per week. Wheel, meanwhile, averages 10.2 million weekly viewers and ranks as the most-watched program on television.