The Pat Sajak Show

1989, TV Show

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NBC Ponders Expanded Tonight Show and Revamped Late Night

As NBC plans next year's Tonight Show handoff from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon, the network is taking a hard look at all of its late night options. That includes a potentially extreme makeover of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon once Fallon departs. The network has also given serious consideration to expanding The Tonight Show back to 90 minutes under Fallon, insiders confirm. Such an expansion might have led to a much smaller, 30 minute Late Night. But sources say the 90-minute Tonight Show idea has now been tabled.

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NBC Ponders Expanded Tonight Show and Revamped Late Night

As NBC plans next year's Tonight Show handoff from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon, the network is taking a hard look at all of its late night options. That includes a potentially extreme makeover of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon once Fallon departs. The network has also given serious consideration to expanding The Tonight Show back to 90 minutes under Fallon, insiders confirm. Such an expansion might have led to a much smaller, 30 minute Late Night. But sources say the 90-minute Tonight Show idea has now been tabled.

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Keith Olbermann Responds to Pat Sajak: He Needs to Apologize for That Talk Show

Pat Sajak apologized Wednesday for being the first to put Keith Olbermann on the air. However, the MSNBC anchor thinks Sajak needs to atone for something else.

"I think if he needs to apologize for anything, it needs to be that talk show," the Countdown host told The Hollywood Reporter. "When he was canceled, he was replaced by a crime-and-skin series called Silk Stalkings, for God's sake. Obviously, we guests must... read more

Don't forget that Wheel of Fortune's...

Don't forget that Wheel of Fortune's Soap Stars Week begins Feb. 27. Your daytime faves drop in on Pat Sajak and Vanna White to play for their favorite charities. The all-star contestant roster includes B&B's Susan Flannery, Lorenzo Lamas and Jack Wagner; Days-fan faves Matthew Ashford, Deidre Hall and Alison Sweeney; GH's Corbin Bernsen; GL's Ricky Paull Goldin; OLTL's Kamar de los Reyes; Passions hunk Galen Gering; Y&R's Peter Bergman, Kristoff St. John and Michelle Stafford; and Dancing with the Stars vixen Lisa Rinna with her Soap Talk cohost Ty Treadway. Just for fun, here's a photo I took wit read more

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Premiered: January 09, 1989, on CBS
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Premise: The engaging `Wheel of Fortune' host joined the late-night battleground with CBS's first attempt in 17 years (since Merv Griffin) to take on Johnny Carson. The producers tried numerous changes, but the Sajak show never clicked and was canceled after 15 months.

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