Pat, Vanna and Alex Renew Contracts Through 2016
With rumors of retirement floating a lot in the game show world in recent months, this should help calm some nerves, at least for a few years. In a press release today, Sony announced that they have renewed the contracts for all three major participants of their two big syndicated game shows for four more seasons. Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Alex Trebek have all renewed their contracts with Sony Pictures Television to keep hosting their shows, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, respectively, through the 2015-16 season. The last show renewal for these programs came in 2010, renewing the programs through 2014. Harry Friedman, longtime producer for both shows, was quoted as saying, “We are so happy to know we will be keeping our iconic family together.” It should be no shock to anyone that the owners of the top two game shows in syndication want to keep all parts of the success secure for as long as possible.