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Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Alex Trebek Renew Contracts Through 2022

Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Alex Trebek have renewed their contracts with Sony Pictures Television to host Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! respectively through the 2021/22 TV season, the company said Wednesday.

Wheel of Fortune is currently in its 36th season of syndication, while Jeopardy! and Trebek, the syndicated game’s original host, is in its 35th.

"Pat, Vanna and Alex are simply the best. Night after night, they seamlessly entertain generations of fans on two of the most beloved television programs on air. We are thrilled that they’ll continue to do so through 2022," said SPT chairman Mike Hopkins in a statement.

Harry Friedman executive produces both game shows for Sony, while CBS Television Distribution sells the shows in syndication and handles the ad sales and CBS International Distribution sells them internationally.

Paige Albiniak
Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.