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Season 35 Is Here!



America’s Game™ Adds New Game Elements for Contestants and Viewers 

Culver City, CA (September 11, 2017)Wheel of Fortune kicks off its 35th Anniversary season tonight in traditional fashion with “Teacher’s Week.” All the contestants on America’s Game this week will be teachers spinning the Wheel and solving puzzles for cash and prizes.

To add to the excitement of this anniversary season, contestants going to the Bonus Round will select the category of their puzzle from three options. The category options will vary from episode to episode. And to coincide with the 35th anniversary season, the minimum cash prize in the Bonus round has been raised to $35,000.

The show’s “$5K Every Day” Sweepstakes has been retired to make way for a bigger sweepstakes prize. In its place, Wheel Watchers Club members will want to pay specific attention to the Mystery Round. During Season 35, if the $10,000 Mystery Wedge is won by a contestant, then the SPIN ID of a loyal viewer will be revealed, giving them the chance to also win $10,000.

“Reaching our 35th anniversary season is a testament to the popularity of Pat Sajak, Vanna White and this simple, engaging game of hangman with prizes,” said Executive Producer Harry Friedman. “Instead of making this a season of self-congratulation, we’re giving our loyal viewers more game play, more fun, and more ways to win.”    

Fans can once again look forward to the show’s annual “Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway.” This popular sweepstakes gives viewers the chance to win everything a contestant wins, up to the million-dollar grand prize. To date, Wheel of Fortune has awarded nearly $2 million in cash and prizes to viewers through the Secret Santa promotion.

Season 35 will also see the return of popular Wheel of Fortune partnerships with top brands including one of the world’s most iconic, Disney. Worldwide guided tour company, Collette, will also return as a partner this season. Both partnerships will give contestants and viewers the chance to win trips to desirable destinations around the world.

About “Wheel of Fortune”

Reaching more than 25 million weekly viewers, Wheel of Fortune reaches more viewers than any other program on television. Trademarked as America’s Game™, it has earned seven Emmy Awards including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. Wheel of Fortune is produced 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.


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