‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘American Idol’ and More Major Shows Get Renewed for More Seasons by ABC

by Emily Morgan
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Several of America’s favorite TV shows just got some good news: they’re getting renewed for more seasons. According to The Hollywood Reporter, some of ABCs most-watched shows, such as “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” and “American Idol,” will be coming back with new seasons. 

As the popular singing competition “American Idol” gears up to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2022, it will also air its 20th season. “American Idol” will air its fifth season on ABC and 20th overall, as the first 15 seasons aired on Fox. 

The network renewed “American Idol” for the 2021-22 season, along with the family-favorite show, “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” — which will see its 32nd season. Additionally, “Shark Tank,” “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” and “Supermarket Sweep” have been renewed for new seasons.

Moreson, the five ABC unscripted shows join the previously renewed “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Bachelorette,” and “Holey Moley” for the 2021-22 season. 

Although “American Idol” is set to air, it’s a different story about who’ll be appearing. It’s unclear if Ryan Seacrest and judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie will appear next season. 

Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment produce “American Idol.” Trish Kinane, Jennifer Mullin, Megan Wolflick, Eli Holzman, and Aaron Saidman act as executive producers. 

ABC Renews Family-Favorite Shows for Upcoming Season

As for “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” it was one of the more successful shows this season. It averaged more than 7 million viewers per episode. Pat Sajak and Vanna White host the version of the long-running syndicated game show. Mike Richards also acts as executive producer of the series.

“Supermarket Sweep” is based on a game show that first aired on the network in the 1960s. The show saw revivals in the 1990s and early 2000s. Now, with Leslie Jones as the host, Fremantle produces the series alongside Jones and Jennifer Mullin. 

“Shark Tank,” another family favorite, comes from MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures TV. Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner, Max Swedlow, Phil Gurin, Brandon Wallace produced alongside on-screen “sharks” Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O’Leary. 

Finally, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” is ABC’s longest-running primetime entertainment show, which premiered in 1989. Today, the show continues to dominate the rating ratings in its 7 p.m. Sunday slot. It averaged about 5.4 million viewers this season. “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alum Alfonso Ribeiro hosts, with Vin Di Bona and Michele Nasraway as executive producers. 

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