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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32x20 Wheel Was Here Aired: Oct. 17, 2014

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  • Edd Byrnes admitted in his autobiography "Kookie No More" that he was drunk during the taping of this pilot.
  • Since the show still taped at CBS Television City, they still had to abide by CBS's rules and winnings limits.
  • After the 2nd pilot bombed Lin Bolen still believed in the show and made a last ditch plea to NBC. Bolin made a deal with them, to put Wheel of Fortune on the air and if it's no good NBC…
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    After the 2nd pilot bombed Lin Bolen still believed in the show and made a last ditch plea to NBC. Bolin made a deal with them, to put Wheel of Fortune on the air and if it's no good NBC could fire her, but if it works she gets a raise. NBC executives gave Wheel of Fortune a green light but wanted Chuck Woolery back as host. The first episodes of Wheel of Fortune were taped in December of 1974 and premiered in 1975. Within weeks, it became not only the #1 show on NBC daytime, but the #1 show on daytime period.
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