A high-stakes version of the classic game show, hosted by Gene Rayburn. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The ... See full summary »
Hosted by Jim Perry, were contestants are asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.
Contestants guess hidden phrases by guessing letters one at a time. Contestants win money or prizes, as determined by a spin of the wheel, for each correct consonant they guess. But they have to pay to see what vowels are in a puzzle. The contestant that has amassed the most winnings at the end of a game goes on to play the bonus round, in which the player can win even more -- prizes frequently seen in the bonus round include automobiles, vacations and more cash.Written by
The show used red, yellow, and blue backdrops starting with sunburst ones from 1983 until 1989. Starting on the Wheel in New York week in 1988, Diamond backdrops were used for road shows. In 1989 upon the move to CBS Television City, new backdrops that had golden spikes and doubled as a second score display were used. To distinguish the show from the daytime edition, the show used the Diamond backdrops on a full time basis starting fall 1990. In fall 1992, for the 10th anniversary, a new set of backdrops were debut. In February 1997, the red, yellow, and blue backdrops were removed in favor of a display that fit the theme for that week's set of tapings. In 1998, a video wall replaced the themed backdrops displayed behind the contestant and this video wall was upgraded in 2003. See more »
[Closing announcement November 1995-1996]
This is Charlie O'Donnell speaking.
"Wheel of Fortune" was created by Merv Griffin. Produced by Columbia/Tristar Television. Distributed by KingWorld.
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I always make sure that I never miss this awesome game show. If I'm not at home when it comes on, I tape it to watch when I get home. It is my opinion that it is one of the best and most exciting game shows of all time. It's always fun to try and solve the puzzles and to see the contestants win big cash and prizes. It's very easy to see why this show has lasted for so many years and I hope it stays around for years to come.
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