ABC wants to keep that wheel spinning in primetime for the 2022-23 season. Celebrity Wheel of Fortune has been renewed for a third season on the alphabet network. The second year’s episodes finished airing in January.
An evening game show, the Celebrity Wheel of Fortune series is hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White of the popular syndicated version. In each episode, the duo welcomes a trio of celebrity contestants who play two games (to fill the hour timeslot), spin the world’s most famous wheel, and solve word puzzles. The celebrities try to win as much as $1 million cash for their favorite charities. Players in the second season include Jason Alexander, Tatyana Ali, Anthony Anderson, Tituss Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Brooke Burns, Lacey Chabert, Mario Cantone, Laverne Cox, Marcia Cross, Joey Fatone, Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Garlin, Anthony Michael Hall, Melissa Joan Hart, John Michael Higgins, Vanilla Ice, Tara Lipinski, Loni Love, Von Miller, Michael Mizanin, Wanya Morris, Jason Mraz, Haley Joel Osment, Donny Osmond, James Pickens Jr., Caroline Rhea, Andy Richter, Amber Riley, Tori Spelling, Shawn Stockman, Curtis Stone, Jodie Sweetin, Raven-Symoné, Karl-Anthony Towns, Michelle Trachtenberg, Nia Vardalos, Johnny Weir, and Ali Wentworth.
Airing on Sunday nights, the second season of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune averaged a 0.47 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.87 million viewers in the live+same day ratings. Compared to season one, that’s down by 49% in the demo and down by 41% in viewership in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). It’s a middle-of-the-road performer when compared to ABC’s other unscripted shows. In the live+7 day ratings (which includes delayed viewing), the series averaged a 0.50 demo and 4.24 million viewers.
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A premiere date for season three will be announced at a later time. Today, ABC also renewed America’s Funniest Home Videos (season 33), American Idol (season 21), The Bachelor (season 27), Big Sky (season three), The Conners (season five), Home Economics (season three), A Million Little Things (season five), Shark Tank (season 14), and The Wonder Years (season two).
What do you think? Have you watched the Celebrity Wheel of Fortune TV series on ABC? Are you happy to hear that it’s been renewed for a third season? Do you watch the regular syndicated version?