The Wizard of Odds

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The Wizard of Odds
Premiere July 17, 1973
Finale June 28, 1974
Creator Burt Sugarman
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute game show
Company Burt Sugarman Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 253
Origin USA

The Wizard of Odds was a game show airing daytime on NBC. It was the first American game show hosted by Alex Trebek.

Three contestants are selected from the audience and are asked questions based on statistics and the law of averages. They were then given a series of words and phrases and had to pick out the ones that didn't belong. The top scorer was given the chance to select one of five prizes behind doors that were either locked or open. The contestant continues to pick doors. that were open but lost it all if the locked door is picked.

Regardless, that contestant's name is placed on "The Wizard's Wheel of Fortune." The contestant whose name on the wheel is stopped plays for a new car by selecting the group of items shown that added up exactly to a target number.



Person Role Duration
Main Cast
Alex Trebek Host 1
Sam Riddle Announcer 1
Charlie O'Donnell 1
Jerry Dexter 1
Mary Poms Assistant 1



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