Type
Reality/Game Show
Premiered
Jan. 06, 1975
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network
Genre

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Wheel of Fortune

Pat Sajak hosts this game show, where contestants guess letters in mystery words and phrases. They win prizes based on results of spinning a wheel and guessing correctly to solve the mystery. Vanna White stars as the 'letter-turner.'

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32x190 Shop Your Way Happy Father's … Aired: Jun. 12, 2015

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  • Starting with this episode, the show is expanded to 60 minutes. This change was a direct result of The Price is Right expanding to an hour on CBS.
  • Lin Bolen had made plans to cancel "Jeopardy!" but Merv Griffin's contract stated he could produce a replacement show. Griffin and his staff worked on a concept that was similar to Hangman to…
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    Lin Bolen had made plans to cancel "Jeopardy!" but Merv Griffin's contract stated he could produce a replacement show. Griffin and his staff worked on a concept that was similar to Hangman to be pitched to NBC. Merv approached 32 year old Chuck Woolery and convinced him to give being a game show host a shot and in September 1973 they began shooting the "Shoppers Bazaar" pilot in NBC studios in Burbank. Bolin and Griffin did not like what they saw and test audiences were also not enthusiastic about the game.
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  • During the final minutes of the show, Pat says "come here baby" and kisses Vanna White. While the two are kissing, Executive Producer Merv Griffin walks out and taps Sajak on the shoulder to…
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    During the final minutes of the show, Pat says "come here baby" and kisses Vanna White. While the two are kissing, Executive Producer Merv Griffin walks out and taps Sajak on the shoulder to get his attention. Sajak his surprised and wipes his lips on a free spin disk while Griffin also wipes his lips and gives him best wishes on his new gig.
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