Hosted by Pat Sajak, this game show features 3 contestants who try to solve a puzzle by spinning the wheel and guessing letters in a word or phrase.
|出品公司||Califon Productions (6,075 episodes,1983)|
|Company Meidien KG (6,076 episodes,1983)|
|Global Entertainment Productions|
|Merv Griffin Entertainment (1 episode,1997)|
|Columbia TriStar Television|
|Sony Pictures Television (2 episodes,2018)|
|发行公司||Global Learning Channel (GLC)|
- When first working on the show, producer Harry Friedman was not pleased with the fact that it took nearly 1 hour to tape a 30 minute show. After each puzzle the crew had to stop tape which allowed the crew to manually pull out the letters from the last puzzle and set up the letters for the next puzzle. This time consuming process took about 10 to 15 minutes to do. Within 30 days after attending a taping as producer, Friedman started asking around about what would it take to get the puzzleboard electronic. Eventually, in Season 14, the old trillion puzzle board was retired in February 1997 and was replaced with a new electronic one using touch screens. The letters were no longer manually put in, instead a button is pushed and a new puzzle magically appears. Friedman felt this was also necessary for a cosmetic change as that is the same time the red, yellow, and blue backdrops were no longer used. The change didn't really affect anything on air but for taping the shows there were no more stops in taping the shows and a 30 minute episode could be taped in 30 minutes.
- In early 1990, this became the first game show to be closed-captioned.
- Pat Sajak and Vanna White tape a whole season in less than forty days including road trips, promotions, and commercials.