Wheel Of Fortune is finally set to return to its home after considerable delays due to the pandemic. Now the network is sticking to Wheel Of Fortune Season 39. Well, before its previous season could air, CBS surprised its fans with the thrilling renewal news. The show has been a part of every family snack’s time, and it would continue to be. But whether our favorite hosts could make their way to the upcoming season. Let’s see!
Wheel Of Fortune, created by Merv Griffin, is a game show on NBC and CBS that debuted back in 1975. Hangman inspires the main game. Each round has a blank word puzzle containing letters and punctuation as needed to complete the answer and a category. The majority of the puzzles consist of figures of speech. Soon in 2016, crossword puzzles were added where some hints are provided to the player.
CBS Television Distribution has ordered three more seasons of the syndicated game show in 2018 beyond the current deal. Albeit the last agreement with Sony Pictures Television producers kept the show to run only through 2019-2020. However, the network extended the deal and confirmed that Wheel Of Fortune would run through 2022-2023. It means CBS renewed Wheel Of Fortune till season 40. Now the show will continue to broadcast on ABC Owned Television Stations.
CBS President Excited To Continue
Speaking on the upcoming season, CBS TV Distribution’s president of sales, Steve Hackett, said it’s the longest-running show on television, and it’s for a good reason. He appreciated the work and entertainment the show brings. Steve continued that the show is continuously delivering entertainment and timeless programming that the entire family can enjoy together.
The show is also making this new generation its fans. Steve added that they are thrilled to continue with Wheel Of Fortune and to anchor stations’ lineups. Steve went on to say: “Delivering eyeballs and add dollars to our partners, for many years to come” is the prime goal.
ABC President Called The Show Mainstay
Shortly, ABC Owned Television Stations Group’s President Wendy McMahon said that the iconic show had been the mainstay for their network. It has been fans’ favorite show, bringing smiles and joy to their home. Furthermore, ABC has been known for connecting people positively. So, they are excited to continue their partnership with CBS Television Distribution and Sony Pictures Television. So that they can deliver an excellent quality show to the audience.
Wheel Of Fortune Season 39: Who Will Return?
Soon after the renewal announcement, the network confirmed that the iconic duo would return to host the following season. Vanna White and Pat Sajak have been the reason behind the success of the show. The duo has been successful in acquiring more than 25 million weekly viewers. Further, their comic timing and exceptional hosting have earned seven Emmy Awards till now, including Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Audience Participation/ Gameshow.
Wheel Of Fortune Season 39: When Will It Air?
As of now, it’s unclear when season 39 will make its appearance as the network hasn’t officially announced its premiere date. But, as the show has been renewed for 2022-2023, it would air soon. Considering the past seasons’ timeline, we can expect that Wheel Of Fortune Season 39 will air later this year.