Friedman to top ‘Jeopardy!’

'Wheel of Fortune' exec producer to work both shows

Veteran gameshow producer Harry Friedman, the executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune,” is taking “Jeopardy!” under his wing as well.

Friedman has served as exec producer for “Wheel” for the past four years and as a producer on “Jeopardy!” for the past two. The duties are effective with the upcoming season.

“We’re delighted that a producer of Harry’s energy, talent and caliber is remaining with the Columbia TriStar Television family, assuring the continued success of both of these hit programs well into the next decade,” said Andrew J. Kaplan, Col TriStar TV group exec VP.

“Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” have both been renewed through the 2004-05 season.

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