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Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:08:24 PM »
https://deadline.com/2018/10/pat-sajak-vanna-white-alex-trebek-wheel-of-fortune-jeopardy-renew-contracts-1202493329/

Here's a "four more years" everyone can get behind! I can't be sure, but perhaps some of Bob Barker's records will be broken by the end of these contracts. In any case, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are in good hands until the Beijing Winter Olympics!

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Re: Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 06:43:46 PM »
Pat has already broken Bob's record for longest consecutive tenure as host of a single show (in the US, at least). Alex will become the second person to do so next year.

If Alex can stick around until 2024, he'll break Bob's record of 50 years of game show hosting--although unlike Bob, it isn't consecutive.
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Re: Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 11:12:34 PM »
If Alex can stick around until 2024, he'll break Bob's record of 50 years of game show hosting--although unlike Bob, it isn't consecutive.

Unless you count Don Francisco's 53 years of Sabado Gigante, you're pretty much spot on.
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Re: Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 11:43:38 AM »
Why only 2022? If I ran Sony, I'd have added one year to Pat and Vanna's contracts so that they could host together for Season 40, although they probably will anyway. Same would go for Alex, but for two extra years.

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Re: Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 11:03:13 PM »
Why only 2022? If I ran Sony, I'd have added one year to Pat and Vanna's contracts so that they could host together for Season 40, although they probably will anyway. Same would go for Alex, but for two extra years.

Contracts are usually the result of intense negotiations with both sides jockeying for advantage, and eventual compromise.  I think the producers would have preferred to sign everyone up for an additional season because they are currently committed to their affiliates to produce both shows through the end of 2023.

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Re: Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 11:26:48 AM »
And if Sajak can stick around until 2033, WoF will hit Season 50 (with Pat and Vanna together). It's a long shot, but that will put Sajak at the same age as when Barker retired from TPIR. (Pat will be 87 and Vanna will be 76 while Barker was 85.)
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Re: Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 05:17:56 PM »
... that will put Sajak at the same age as when Barker retired from TPIR. (Pat will be 87 and Vanna will be 76 while Barker was 85.)
Actually, Bob was 83 when he retired.

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Re: Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 09:50:58 AM »
Sorry. My mistake.
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Re: Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2018, 03:43:30 AM »
And if Sajak can stick around until 2033, WoF will hit Season 50 (with Pat and Vanna together). It's a long shot, but that will put Sajak at the same age as when Barker retired from TPIR. (Pat will be 87 and Vanna will be 76 while Barker was 85.)
That would make Pat OLDER than Bob, not the same age.

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Re: Sajak & Trebek staying through 2022
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2018, 03:28:17 PM »
That would make Pat OLDER than Bob, not the same age.
Technically, yes. I was only using a comparison.

Here's my modification:
And if Sajak can stick around until 2033, WoF will hit Season 50 (with Pat and Vanna together). It's a long shot, but that will put Sajak at about the same age as when Barker retired from TPIR. (Pat will be 87 and Vanna will be 76 while Barker was 85.)
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