Newswire: Presidential hopefuls take note: Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy! renewed through 2018

Lesley Goldberg, a Hollywood Reporter reporter, reports reports that Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy! have been renewed by CBS Television Distribution through the 2017-18 television season. The two game shows are prized by stations for their reliable ratings—they both regularly bring in more than 10 million viewers, with Wheel tending to perform slightly better than Jeopardy!—so their continued presence on the air has been a foregone conclusion for decades.

The only renewal drama with these programs revolves around the desire of the senescent hosts to keep presiding over their games: Jeopardy! emcee Alex Trebek turns 75 this July, and Wheel host Pat Sajak is 68. (Vanna White, Wheel‘s letter wrangler, is a relatively sprightly 58.) But all of the shows’ top talent will be staying on for the duration of the new deal, because game show hosts are ageless. Hell, a 91-year-old Bob Barker expertly hosted a …

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