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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Online Casino in the Works From BetMGM, Sony Pictures TV

Sony Pictures Television is set to turn its Wheel of Fortune game show franchise, with its legendary roulette wheel, into an online casino. The Hollywood studio has teamed with BetMGM, the mobile gaming operator, and International Game Technology to launch the branded online Wheel of Fortune Casino in New Jersey later this year. The online […]

Sony Pictures Year-Ahead Strategy: Theatrical Tentpoles, Streaming Exclusives, and Exploiting IP

Sony Pictures Entertainment remains “100 percent committed” to theatrical releases for its “premium” films, but it is also moving forward on a full slate of “moderately-priced” titles being developed for streaming services. Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra discussed his group’s outlook in an investor presentation Thursday. In the slide deck, Vinciquerra emphasized […]

Pat Sajak Defends ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestants Against Online Jokes and Criticism

Pat Sajak wants social media to “have a little heart” and remember how the pressures of being on live TV can make playing Wheel of Fortune more difficult. The game show’s long-time host published a Twitter thread on Wednesday requesting viewers be a little kinder to those on the show who might struggle to find […]

TV Ratings: ABC Game Shows Win Second Straight Thursday

NBC's 'Mr. Mayor' cools some a week after its debut, and CNN once again tops cable.

TV Ratings: ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Outpolls ‘Mr. Mayor’

'Mr. Mayor' pulled in decent ratings for its premiere on NBC Thursday but was solidly beaten by the debut of 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' on ABC.

‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ a Go at ABC

'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' a Go at ABC

‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Dr. Oz’ Score Big Ratings Gains During Quarantines

The overall jump in TV usage in recent weeks has extended to syndicated programming, with 'Wheel of Fortune,' 'Jeopardy' and 'Dr. Oz,' among others, posting big gains in the second half of March.

‘Jeopardy’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ to Film Without Live Audience Amid Coronavirus Fears

'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Jeopardy' are taking precautions when it comes to the coronavirus as both will forgo filming with a live studio audience.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak Opens Up About Emergency Surgery

'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak opened up about the emergency surgery that caused him to miss a taping of the game show, with Vanna White filling in, in his first interview since the ordeal on Friday's 'Good Morning America.'

‘Jeopardy,’ ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Tap ‘Price Is Right’ Veteran as Exec Producer

Game shows 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Jeopardy' have tapped Mike Richards, a veteran of 'The Price Is Right' and 'Let's Make a Deal,' as executive producer. He'll take over for Harry Friedman in 2020.

‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Boss Opens Up About Stepping Down After 25 Years

After 25 years and commandeering almost 12,000 broadcasts, Harry Friedman — the executive producer of 'Wheel of Fortune' and Jeopardy!' — has decided to step down at the end of the coming season. Friedman reveals how Alex Trebek reacted to the news, shares his favorite contestant in 12,000 episodes and explains why you won't see same-sex couples buying vowels anytime soon.

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak Named Board Chairman at Michigan College

Hillsdale College in Michigan says 'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak will lead the governing board at the small liberal arts school. Sajak has served on the board for more than a dozen years.