Pat Sajak Returning to Celebrity Wheel of Fortune For ‘Final Spin’ as Host

Pat Sajak is back behind the Wheel.

Sajak, who ended his four-decade-plus run as Wheel of Fortune host in June, will come out of retirement to host one more season of the game show’s celebrity edition this fall. His involvement was announced as part of ABC’s fall primetime schedule rollout on Wednesday, with the network referring to Sajak’s return as his “final spin” hosting Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.

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TVLine has confirmed that this fall’s episodes of Celebrity Wheel have not yet been taped. New installments begin airing Monday, Oct. 7, at 8/7c, leading into a new season of Press Your Luck. (See all of this fall’s premiere dates here.)

Sajak’s farewell episode of the standard-edition Wheel of Fortune aired on June 7, about a year after he first announced he’d be stepping down from the long-running series.

“I have a few thanks and acknowledgments before I go, and I want to start with all of you watching out there,” Sajak said in an emotional goodbye message to viewers. “It’s been an incredible privilege to be invited into millions of homes night after night, year after year, decade after decade. I’ve always felt that the privilege came with a responsibility to keep this daily half hour a safe place for family fun — no social issues, no politics, nothing embarrassing… I hope. Just a game.

“But gradually it became more than that — a place where kids learned their letters, where people from other countries honed their English skills, where families came together along with friends and neighbors and entire generations,” he continued. “What an honor to have played even a small part in all of that. Thank you for allowing me into your lives.”

Sajak will be succeeded at Wheel of Fortune by hosting veteran Ryan Seacrest this fall, while Vanna White will be back as the show’s longtime letter turner.

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