‘Wheel of Fortune’ Added to Daytime Schedule Beginning Today on GSN

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Added to Daytime Schedule Beginning Today on GSN

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today that it has secured the telecast rights to season 31 of the iconic game show “Wheel of Fortune,” debuting Monday, October 24 and airing weekdays at 11:00 and 11:30am ET (8:00 and 8:30am PT).

In addition, GSN Games has launched Wheel of Fortune(R) Slots: The Ultimate Collection, a new mobile app bringing together a variety of stunning Wheel of Fortune-themed slots games and authentic elements from the TV show, including Vanna White as the in-game host. The app is now available to download for free on the iOS App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

Currently in its 34th season in syndication, “Wheel of Fortune” is America’s Game(R). Originally created by Merv Griffin in 1975 as an NBC daytime show, the show is based on the popular game “Hangman.” Pat Sajak and Vanna White have hosted the show since its debut in syndication in 1983. Jim Thornton has been the show’s announcer since 2011.

The show features three contestants who compete by spinning the Wheel and calling out consonants for money or prizes. Once a contestant has earned some money, they are able to buy vowels for $250 each. The contestant who has won the most cash and prizes at the end of the main game goes on to play in the “Bonus Round” for additional prizes. No one leaves “Wheel of Fortune” empty-handed; each contestant is awarded a minimum of $1,000 cash.

About “Wheel of Fortune”

Reaching nearly 27 million weekly viewers, “Wheel of Fortune” is the most watched* program on television. Trademarked as America’s Game(R), it has earned seven Emmy Awards, including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. The executive producer is Harry Friedman. “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.

*Nielsen NPower, Q2, 2016 (3/28-6/26/2016); Live+7 avg weekly reach; P2+ (000); 6+ min qualifier

About GSN

GSN is the leader in game show entertainment across multimedia. GSN presents original and classic game programming and skill-based competitive entertainment and games via its 80-million subscriber television network, the GSN.com website and its position as one of the leading casual games companies in the world. GSN’s cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, through GSN’s popular TV game shows and GSN Games free casual games, mobile and social games, and skill-game tournaments. GSN’s television network is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and AT&T Entertainment Group. For further information, please visit GSNTV.com.

About GSN Games

GSN Games delivers social casino and skill-based games designed to fuel every player’s inner winner. Founded in 1999, the company has evolved into one of the world’s top game publishers and creators. Its collection of social casino games includes GSN Casino and Bingo Bash, both top 10 grossing iPad apps, as well as Wheel of Fortune(R) Slots: The Ultimate Collection, Solitaire TriPeaks, Mirrorball Slots, Fresh Deck Poker and more. GSN Games is the maker of Sparcade, the world’s first app where players can compete for money in skill-adapted versions of the biggest game franchises of all time within a vibrant, trusted community. Owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and AT&T Entertainment Group, GSN Games operates eight locations worldwide across Boston, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Washington, D.C., London, Barcelona, Bangalore and Zaporozhye, Ukraine. Learn more about GSN Games at www.gsngames.com.

The above press release was issued by GSN.

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