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"WHEEL OF FORTUNE" CELEBRATES ITS 30TH SEASON
Culver City, CA – Wheel of Fortune is kicking off its 30th season on September 17 and to celebrate, America's Favorite Game Show aims to thank the fans who have kept the show on top all these years with more ways to interact with it, more puzzles to play and more cash to win. Over the course of the season, new elements will be introduced to the audience including a "$5K Every Day" Cash Giveaway, a Yahoo! Interactive Application, 30th Anniversary mobile game and several "Tweetstakes."
$5K Every Day Cash Giveaway:
Wheel Watchers Club members will find out that it really pays to watch Wheel of Fortune, when the show debuts the "$5K Every Day" Cash Giveaway in Season 30. Each night a member's SPIN ID will be revealed making the holder $5,000 richer if they log on to Wheel of Fortune's web site to claim their prize within 24 hours.
New For Season 30:
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary, each show will open with a classic clip, and during each show, fans will be invited to try to solve classic puzzles from the past 29 seasons. Wheel of Fortune has brought back the "Decades" puzzle category, where solutions will be highlights of the '70s, '80s and '90s.
In game play, contestants will be winning more cash this season. They will now be awarded $500 for every consonant correctly called when they land on a featured prize wedge, a gift tag or ½ Car tag.
Viewers will notice a dazzling new look around the wheel with a seamless screen that spans from Pat's position all the way across the three contestant positions.
Pat and Vanna will also answer questions real fans have written into the show as part of a new "Ask Pat & Vanna" segment that will be featured during closing segments. For more information on how to submit questions, viewers can log onto www.Wheeloffortune.com.
Wheel of Fortune Yahoo! Application:
At home, there are also exciting new ways to enjoy and interact with America's Game, including a Yahoo! Application found on Sony Bravia televisions. Broadcast Interactivity, powered by Yahoo!, delivers Internet-enhanced television, creating a real-time, engaging and interactive entertainment experience. The Wheel of Fortune application gives fans access to all the tweets on @WheelofFortune while watching the show, a weekly video which promotes current shows and themes, the latest scoop on how to become a contestant, more information about the weekly "Wheel Deal" and classic video clips.
30th Anniversary Mobile Game:
Fans can play Wheel of Fortune on iOS and Android mobile devices with a new 30th Anniversary Wheel of Fortune game. Already an incredibly successful mobile game with global recognition, the 30th Anniversary application will be expanding the user experience to incorporate the latest features of today's 'smart' platforms and provide a new experience themed on the history of Wheel of Fortune's thirty years of excellence.
Throughout the season, Wheel of Fortune will also invite fans to "tweet-to-win" with a "Tweetstakes." During select shows, a partially-solved puzzle will be featured. Fans who tune-in and tweet @WheelofFortune with the correct puzzle solution will be entered to win a prize. Winners will be chosen at random from all the correct entries tweeted each night, and announced on Twitter.
Wheel of Fortune has been the number one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned six Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. With more than 30 million viewers per week, syndication's most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.