Amy Schneider Wins A Hard-Fought ‘Jeopardy’ Tournament

Forty-game winner Amy Schneider capped her big year by winning a hard-fought Jeopardy tournament of champions in an episode that aired Monday.

A Game Show’s Saving Grace

Ken Jennings broke ‘Jeopardy’ in 2004. In 2022, he helped save it.

Celebrities Are Just The Start Of The Expanding ‘Jeopardy’-verse

Despite the loss of the show’s longtime host, viewership has held mostly steady, emboldening a move to spinoffs and tournaments, including a revival of Celebrity Jeopardy.

‘Jeopardy To Launch Weekly Podcast Hosted By Series Producers

Jeopardy is getting a new official podcast that will give listeners behind-the-scenes access to the making of the beloved quiz show. The Inside Jeopardy podcast will launch episodes weekly starting Monday, Aug. 1.

‘Jeopardy!’: Mayim Bialik & Ken Jennings Close Deals To Return

It’s official: Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings are the permanent hosts of Jeopardy going forward. The game show’s executive producer Michael Davies today announced the completion of deals with the The Big Bang Theory star and former Jeopardy champion to continue to split hosting duties.

‘Jeopardy’: Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings To Keep Splitting Host Duties

Sony Pictures Entertainment has entered into long-term deals that will have the two hosts continue to split duties on the popular syndicated game show, according to a person familiar with the matter, while retaining Bialik to host primetime editions of the show as well as the new Celebrity Jeopardy expected to start up at ABC. With Sony eager to boost more versions of the program, this person says, more than one host was required.

Pluto TV Launches Free Streaming Channels For ‘Judge Judy’, ‘Let’s Make A Deal’

Paramount Global’s free streaming outlet Pluto TV has launched channels dedicated to syndication mainstays Judge Judy and Let’s Make a Deal and plans to debut Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! channels on Aug. 1. The moves are part of a broader reorganization and expansion of the programming categories offered by Pluto, with five new ones bringing the total to 18.

This Oddity Confounds ‘Jeopardy’ Viewers

Nine contestants have become “super-champions” so far this season. Is the game getting easier, or are the players getting smarter? Or are we asking the wrong question?

‘Jeopardy’ Host Mayim Bialik Tests Positive For COVID

Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik is updating her social media followers on her health after testing positive for COVID-19. The star announced her diagnosis via her official Instagram account on Monday and then directed people to the Instagram account for her Bialik Breakdown podcast, where she offered more details on her symptoms. Bialik wrote in her caption that she is both vaccinated and boosted.

‘Jeopardy’ Savors Run Of Super Champions After Host Stumbles

Jeopardy is on an unusual run of super champs. In the past seven months, each of those contestants has landed in the television game show’s historical list of top five winning streaks. Roach’s run of victories ended on her 24th game Friday.

Latest ‘Jeopardy’ Mega-Champ’s Win Streak Snapped At 23

Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, earned $560,983 during her run on the game show. She’s has one of the five longest winning streaks in Jeopardy history, but didn’t come close to Ken Jennings’ record of 74 consecutive wins.

NBC News Slammed For Labeling ‘Jeopardy’ Champ Mattea Roach ‘Lesbian Tutor’

Michael Davies Named ‘Jeopardy’ Permanent Executive Producer

Embassy Row’s Michael Davies has been executive producing Jeopardy on an interim basis since the departure of Mike Richards last year. He has now taken on the job full-time. Davies revealed the news in a blog post on the Jeopardy website.

‘Jeopardy’ Turns 58: Watch The Unaired 1964 Pilot For The First Time

Q&A WITH MAYIM BIALIK

Mayim Bialik Doesn’t Know How ‘Jeopardy’s’ Hosting Succession Will Shake Out

Who will be the next host of Jeopardy? For regular viewers of the long-running quiz show, buzzing in to guess Mayim Bialik or Ken Jennings — who have been alternating as emcee following Alex Trebek’s death — would seem like the correct response. But in reality, it’s still unclear who will lead the show beyond this year. There’s no word yet on whether a new hosting contender might be considered, or if a choice will be made between Jennings and Bialik.

Amy Schneider’s ‘Jeopardy’ Winning Streak Ends At 40 Games

Champion Amy Schneider’s dazzling streak on the syndicated quiz show is over, snapped by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money.

‘Jeopardy’ Champ Amy Schneider Beats Matt Amodio’s Streak For 2nd-Most Consecutive Wins

Reigning Jeopardy champion Amy Schneider is coming for Ken Jennings’ hall-of-fame spot. She may have a long way to go, but on Monday, Schneider claimed her 39th victory, making her the contestant with the second-most consecutive wins in the game show’s history. Only Jennings, who newly took over hosting duties from the late Alex Trebek, has a longer winning streak, notching an unprecedented 74 back-to-back triumphs in 2004.

Amy Schneider Could Beat Matt Amodio’s ‘Jeopardy’ Streak

If she manages one more victory on Monday’s episode, the current Jeopardy phenom, Amy Schneider, will surpass Matt Amodio’s 38-game streak, making her the contestant with the second highest number of consecutive wins in the show’s history.

Alex Trebek’s ‘Jeopardy’ Pick Laura Coates Says She Was Told ‘No’ After Asking To Host

Who Will Be ‘Jeopardy’ Host? Who Cares? The Show Is Having a Great Season

Jeopardy still hasn’t named a permanent host, but the game show is on a winning run, thanks to Amy Schneider’s winning streak, more sports-style analytics and a new executive producer rallying fans.

‘Jeopardy’ Keeps Seeing Winning Streaks. Champions Ponder Why

‘Jeopardy’ Champ Amy Schneider Crosses $1M, Notches 28th Win

On Friday’s episode, Schneider crossed the coveted seven-figure benchmark after notching her 28th consecutive victory. Her total now stands at $1,019,001.

‘Jeopardy’ Champion Amy Schneider Robbed In Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Reigning “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider was robbed at gunpoint over New Year’s weekend in Oakland, California. Schneider, an Oakland resident, tweeted about the robbery to her 52,000 followers, saying she was shaken up but otherwise OK. “Hi all! So first off: I’m fine. But I got robbed yesterday, lost my ID, […]

‘Jeopardy’ Champ Amy Schneider Sets Record As Top Female Earner

The Dayton, Ohio, native continued her history-making run on Tuesday, winning her 20th straight game and pushing her overall earnings to $768,600.

What Is A Bidding War? CBS And NBC Could Chase ‘Jeopardy’ For Their Stations

In the current 2021-22 television season, the program is averaging 9.1 million viewers, up 6% compared to last year, according to Nielsen data. The program’s resilience at a time when traditional TV audiences are shrinking has not gone unnoticed. While Disney/ABC has aired Jeopardy on its owned TV stations since 1984, competitors ViacomCBS and NBCUniversal have discussed making a play to get the legendary game show and Wheel of Fortune for their major-market TV stations, according to several network and studio executives who were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings To Host Remainder Of ‘Jeopardy’ Season 38

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, who have been sharing hosting duties for season 38 following the Mike Richards debacle, will continue to serve in the same capacity into 2022. Producers Sony Pictures Television said Wednesday that the duo will remain hosts through the end of the syndicated game show’s current 38th season, which ends July 29. Michael Davies, who has been serving as interim showrunner after Richards was fired after selecting himself as the replacement host for the late Alex Trebek, will also continue through season’s end.

TVN FOCUS ON PROGRAMMING

Top Syndie Shows Outdrawing Primetime

The three most-watched entertainment shows on all television this season-to-date are the three long-running syndicated games shows.

‘Jeopardy’ Finally Sets Mayim Bialik’s Spinoff Hosting Debut With ‘National College Championship’

Mayim Bialik will begin her job as host of Jeopardy primetime specials in the new year with the premiere of Jeopardy National College Championship on ABC, the broadcast network said Thursday. The event will kick off Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8/7c on ABC. Jeopardy National College Championship is a “multiconsecutive-night event that features 36 students from 36 colleges and universities from across the country, battling head-to-head for nine days of intense competition,” per its official description.

Matt Amodio’s ‘Jeopardy’ Run Ends At 38 Games

The Yale doctoral student failed to answer the Final Jeopardy clue correctly and came third on Monday’s show, leaving him with 38 wins and more than $1.5 million in prize money.

Mayim Bialik Wants The ‘Jeopardy’ Job. Is She ‘Neutral’ Enough?

Alex Trebek projected impartiality. Bialik has questioned vaccines, endorsed a disputed brain supplement and weighed in on hot-button issues.

Q&A

Mayim Bialik’s ‘Jeopardy’ Goal: Maintaining Its Integrity

Besides starting production on a new season of Fox’s sitcom Call Me Kat, Bialik was recalled to duty as a Jeopardy guest host — the result of the quiz show’s publicly messy effort to replace the late Alex Trebek. While Bialik didn’t speculate on whether she might ultimately be Sony’s pick, she said she considers herself part of the show’s “family” and was glad to help out on the syndicated show around the season-two taping of Call Me Kat.

LeVar Burton Says He’s Looking For ‘The Right Game Show’ To Host

‘Jeopardy’ Hosts: Bialik, Jennings Wll Finish 2021

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split Jeopardy hosting duties for the remainder of 2021.

‘Jeopardy’ Begins Season With Already-Ousted Richards

The very brief Mike Richards era on Jeopardy began on Monday as the beleaguered game show dealt with the embarrassment of opening its 38th season with a host that its fans already know is toast.

Mike Richards Fired As Executive Producer Of ‘Jeopardy’ & ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

Richards had signed an overall development deal with Sony in 2019, and became executive producer of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune in May 2020. He quickly became controversial when he went from behind-the-scenes to Sony’s pick for host of Jeopardy — even before his 2013-14 podcast comments demeaning women and making stereotypical comments about Asian, Jews and others surfaced.

He’s No Longer Host. But Mike Richards Is Still Running ‘Jeopardy’

Defying a backlash over sexist and crude comments, a top Sony TV executive told the show’s staff that the studio stood behind Richards as the executive producer.

She Wrote The History Of ‘Jeopardy.’ Then She Changed It

The reporting of Claire McNear, a journalist who had written a book on the game show, helped end Mike Richards’s hopes of succeeding Alex Trebek as its host.

COMMENTARY BY MARGARET SULLIVAN

How Journalism Saved ‘Jeopardy’ From An Unworthy Host After An Utter Failure Of Corporate Vetting

Reporter Claire McNear of the Ringer diligently did what Sony, the show’s parent company, failed to do. McNear vetted Alex Trebek successor Mike Richards with material that was out there in plain sight, finding many instances of sexist and offensive remarks he had made on a podcast. McNear’s story was published last Wednesday. By Friday, Richards had been bounced as new host, after only one day of filming and not much more than a week after his appointment had been announced.

Mayim Bialik To Take Over ‘Jeopardy’ As Guest Host Amid Shakeup

Mayim Bialik will be the first guest host of Jeopardy now that Mike Richards has stepped down. The Big Bang Theory alum is scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes (so, 15 episodes) when production on the syndicated daytime hit resumes this week. Additional guest hosts are expected to be announced in wake of Richards leaving the hosting podium just one week after being announced for the position by Sony Pictures Television.

How The ‘Jeopardy’ Host Search Went Wrong And What’s Next