10:42am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Wheel of Fortune,' 'Jeopardy!' Renewed for Two More Seasons
Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are not going anywhere.
CBS Television Distribution has renewed the popular game shows for two additional seasons, taking them through the 2017-2018 season.
With each series averaging more than 10 million viewers a day, renewals were a foregone conclusion. The pickups will take Wheel through its 35th season, while Jeopardy! will extend through season No. 34. Jeopardy!'s Alex Trebek, as well as Wheel's Pat Sajak and Vanna White, all have inked new deals to remain with their respective series through the 2017-2018 season.
"Not only are Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! iconic brands that have consistently delivered ratings and revenue to stations for years, but they are beloved by viewers who have made them appointment viewing in households across the country,” said CBSTVD president of sales Joe DiSalvo. “They are two of the most sought-after shows by political advertisers, so our station partners will benefit from locking up these shows through the upcoming 2016 presidential-election season.”
Wheel has been the No. 1 syndicated game show since its inception, earning seven Emmys. Jeopardy! is the No. 2 syndicated game show and holds the Guinness World Records title for most Emmys won by a game show with 31.
Both series hail from Sony Pictures Television.
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