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chad1m

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Wheel/Jeopardy Season Length Question
« on: June 18, 2010, 07:57:02 PM »
My apologies in advance if this is regarded as a stupid question, but as two shows usually marketed and ran together, why is Wheel of Fortune's season usually weeks shorter than Jeopardy's? Is it a budgetary thing or is it something else I'm missing?
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Wheel/Jeopardy Season Length Question
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 09:51:37 PM »
As far as I know;

A. Wheel is probably more expensive to produce than the latter.
B. Wheel doesn't have celebrity weeks and yearly tournaments of champions

If these aren't ideas of why, I don't know.

Vahan_Nisanian

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010, 10:23:19 PM »
Well, wasn't there a time when both shows used to have 39 weeks of first-run episodes per season?

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Wheel/Jeopardy Season Length Question
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010, 11:06:23 PM »
[quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'242751\' date=\'Jun 18 2010, 07:23 PM\']Well, wasn't there a time when both shows used to have 39 weeks of first-run episodes per season?[/quote]

Only for the first season of the Trebek J! -- it's been expanded since then.

Wheel is also now a lot "easier" to repeat than J! is, given the lack of returning champions.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2010, 09:04:41 AM »
[quote name=\'trainman\' post=\'242752\' date=\'Jun 18 2010, 11:06 PM\'][quote name=\'gameshowlover87\' post=\'242751\' date=\'Jun 18 2010, 07:23 PM\']Well, wasn't there a time when both shows used to have 39 weeks of first-run episodes per season?[/quote]Only for the first season of the Trebek J! -- it's been expanded since then.[/quote]Seasons one and two of The Alex Era were 39 weeks only, my former lunch companion. It increased to 46 weeks for the 1986-87 season.
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trainman

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 01:49:58 AM »
[quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'242760\' date=\'Jun 19 2010, 06:04 AM\']Seasons one and two of The Alex Era were 39 weeks only, my former lunch companion. It increased to 46 weeks for the 1986-87 season.[/quote]

"Former lunch companion"?  Does that mean you're never going to eat with me again, because I forgot that the second season was also 39 weeks?
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Don Howard

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 06:40:10 AM »
[quote name=\'trainman\' post=\'242779\' date=\'Jun 20 2010, 01:49 AM\'][quote name=\'Don Howard\' post=\'242760\' date=\'Jun 19 2010, 06:04 AM\']Seasons one and two of The Alex Era were 39 weeks only, my former lunch companion. It increased to 46 weeks for the 1986-87 season.[/quote]"Former lunch companion"?  Does that mean you're never going to eat with me again, because I forgot that the second season was also 39 weeks?[/quote]You never called after the last lunch. I just thought you wanted to move on.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 08:55:59 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 09:50:08 AM »
As long as it doesn't venture into the bawdy territory...

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010, 10:28:47 AM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'242784\' date=\'Jun 20 2010, 08:50 AM\']As long as it doesn't venture into the bawdy territory...[/quote]
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2010, 10:51:27 AM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'242784\' date=\'Jun 20 2010, 06:50 AM\']As long as it doesn't venture into the bawdy territory...

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