CBS announced Thursday that it has renewed “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” through the 2017-2018 season.
Television’s top two game shows each average more than 10 million viewers daily. The new deal will take “Wheel of Fortune” through its 35th season and “Jeopardy” through its 34th season. “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek and “Wheel” talent Pat Sajak and Vanna White have renewed their deals through the 2017-2018 season as well.
“Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” are two of syndication’s most successful series. “Wheel” has been the No. 1 rated syndicated game show since its inception. The series has earned seven Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show.
Hosted by Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy” is the No. 2 game show in syndication. It holds the Guinness World Records title for the most Emmy Awards won by a TV game show (31 Emmys), including the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Game Show.
Both shows are produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Harry Friedman. They are distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International.