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Ken Jennings Reveals
'Secret Sauce' to
Oct 20, 2023 3:00 AM CDT
Ken Jennings Reveals 'Secret Sauce' to
Knowing the cadence of Alex Trebek's voice helped him, he says
- How was Ken Jennings so good at
? The onetime champion contestant, now host, of the beloved game show revealed a big secret to his success in an interview with Chris Wallace that CNN is previewing. As Jennings explains, contestants must pass the same test to even get a chance...
Ken Jennings to Host 'Changed'
40th Season of
Sep 11, 2023 6:30 PM CDT
Ken Jennings to Host 'Changed' 40th Season of
With writers on strike, show will be using questions from previous games
is returning Monday night for what producer Michael Davies says will be a "changed" 40th season. Deadline reports that co-host Mayim Bialik, who left in the final week of Season 39 in solidarity with striking writers, will be absent. Ken Jennings will be hosting solo and will also...
Jun 27, 2023 12:20 PM CDT
Ryan Seacrest's New Gig: Selling Vowels
He will replace Pat Sajak as host of 'Wheel of Fortune'
Wheel of Fortune
is swapping one big-name host with another: Ryan Seacrest will replace Pat Sajak when the latter retires after the upcoming season , reports the Hollywood Reporter . Vanna White, who still has a year to go on her contract, is in talks to extend her run on the show...
Champ Speaks 40 Years Later
May 14, 2023 7:55 AM CDT
Champ Speaks 40 Years Later
Barbara Lowe won in the 1980s, then disappeared from show history
- Mention the name Barbara Lowe to a
superfan—and there are legions of them—and you might get an earful. As Claire McNear's deep dive in the Ringer explains, Lowe is the game show's "most enigmatic" champion. She won five games in 1986, which at the...
Over Brian Laundrie Clue
Nov 15, 2022 1:08 PM CST
Pilloried Over Brian Laundrie Clue
It referenced his final days in the Myakkahatchee Creek area
tested contestants on Sunday with a category related to the letter "A"—and of the thousands of clues it could have offered related to alligators, it opted to go with one involving dead fugitive Brian Laundrie. WFLA reports actors John Michael Higgins, Wil Wheaton, and Joel...
at Ken Jennings'
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Sep 24, 2022 6:30 AM CDT
Fans Again Ticked at Ken Jennings' Decision
They say co-host accepted 'illegible' answer, allowing reigning champ to win again
- Days after being accused of sexism ,
co-host Ken Jennings has run afoul of fans again. On Monday's episode, at the start of Jennings' second week in the official co-host role, he accepted a written answer to a Final Jeopardy! clue that onlookers described as illegible. The clue was,...
In His First Week, Ken Jennings
Sep 16, 2022 1:29 AM CDT
In His First Week, Ken Jennings Sparks
He allows reigning champ to correct himself, doesn't let challenger do the same
- It didn't take Ken Jennings long to run into a
controversy. In his first week as one of the two official new co-hosts of the game show, Jennings took the unusual step of allowing a contestant to correct an answer—and then followed that up, in the same...
Decision: 'There Is
White Smoke Over Culver City'
Jul 28, 2022 6:21 AM CDT
Decision: 'There Is White Smoke Over Culver City'
Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings named official 'Jeopardy!' hosts
has finally landed on who will permanently helm the show, and the decision won't come as a big shock. "It’s official! There is white smoke over Culver City," tweeted Ken Jennings in sharing the announcement that he and fellow temporary co-host Mayim Bialik are staying...
This Hasn't Happened
Apr 22, 2022 4:43 AM CDT
This Hasn't Happened on
Contestant Mattea Roach had solo final round
- The final round of a
match this week saw a rare occurrence happen for the first time in the post-Alex Trebek era. Canadian contestant Mattea Roach was the only player still in the game for Final Jeopardy after the other two contestants finished the second round with a negative...
Has More Big News
Feb 25, 2022 1:01 AM CST
Champ Has More Big News
Amy Schneider is engaged
Congratulations are in order for Amy Schneider, but not for anything
-related this time. The game show champ is engaged to partner Genevieve Davis, Page Six reports. Schneider revealed the news on Instagram , writing, "She said yes! Well, actually I said yes, but then I wanted to...
Jan 27, 2022 12:00 AM CST
Champ's Win Streak Is Over
Amy Schneider has second-most wins of any player
Just after ascending to the No. 2 spot in the history of
champions, Amy Schneider's winning streak is over. After winning 40 consecutive games, Schneider on Wednesday's show lost to Rhone Talsma, who correctly questioned an answer about Bangladesh, the AP reports. Schneider said that while...
Jan 8, 2022 11:30 AM CST
Champ Cracks Another Milestone
Amy Schneider only the 4th player to reach $1M in earnings in regular play
champion Amy Schneider is adding to her list of bragging rights and admirers. Already the highest-earning female contestant in the quiz show's history and the woman with the longest winning streak, on Friday she became one of only four
players to reach seven figures in regular-season winnings....
Champ Says She's
Doing 'Fine' After Robbery
Jan 4, 2022 3:24 PM CST
Champ Says She's Doing 'Fine' After Robbery
Amy Schneider says she lost phone, credit cards
- On TV,
champ Amy Schneider had a great start to the year—in the episode that aired Monday, she won her 24th straight game, a record for a woman. But
is taped in advance and in real life, she had a rough day,
reports. "So, first...
About Her, Gets a Do-Over
Jan 1, 2022 10:17 AM CST
Clue About Her, Gets a Do-Over
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul forgives state resident Ben Walthall
- A New York resident who was stumped by a
question about his state's governor got a do-over Friday, joining Gov. Kathy Hochul's virtual COVID-19 briefing to tell her he knows who she is now. “Here in New York we actually believe in second chances,” Hochul...
Dec 30, 2021 9:10 AM CST
Champ Breaks More New Ground
Trans contestant Amy Schneider has won 21 straight games, most ever by a woman
contestant Amy Schneider has now won 21 games in a row, the most ever by a woman, report the
. She also collected more than $800,000 during the run, the fourth-largest sum overall in regular play. Schneider is transgender, and she is the first...
Settles on Co-Hosts
for Rest of the Season
Dec 9, 2021 12:25 AM CST
Settles on Co-Hosts for Rest of the Season
Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to split the duties
Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to co-host
for the remainder of the current season, the iconic game show's 38th. Michael Davies, who replaced Mike Richards as executive producer, will also continue in that role, the show announced. The season runs until July 29, 2022, Deadline...
Remarkable Win Streak
Oct 12, 2021 6:04 AM CDT
Remarkable Win Streak on
Matt Amodio has 2nd-longest streak and 4th-highest total earnings
- The second-longest winning streak in
history has come to an end. Jonathan Fisher was crowned champion on Monday, ending Matt Amodio's impressive 38-game winning streak. Only
legend and current co-host Ken Jennings has won more consecutive games with 74. "Everybody's so smart and so competent...
Sep 14, 2021 9:25 AM CDT
Blink and You'll Miss Mike Richards'
He's out as host (and executive producer), but shows already taped with him began airing Monday
- The very brief Mike Richards era on
began 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. Richards stepped down as Alex Trebek's replacement on Aug. 20, then was ousted as the...
Loses His Other Job
Aug 31, 2021 12:20 PM CDT
Host Loses His Other Job
Mike Richards is out as executive producer of the show, too
- Mike Richards probably wishes he’d never ventured on stage. Before this summer, Richards was a guy nobody had ever heard of. Sure, he was a game show executive producer, working for
Wheel of Fortune
, but how many of those can the average TV watcher name? Then, he...
Now Facing Calls
to Resign From
Aug 26, 2021 8:43 AM CDT
Mayim Bialik Now Facing Calls to Resign From
Actor, podcaster under fire for past comments on parenting, vaccines
- Executive producer Mike Richards resigned as permanent host of
last week, after only a day of filming, over newly resurfaced comments about women and Jews, leaving Mayim Bialik, selected as permanent host for prime-time specials, in the role of interim host. But as EJ Dickson writes at
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