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Guess Who's Getting His Own Forever Stamp

Yes, we know we posed the news about Jeopardy! 's Alex Trebek in the form of a question

(Newser) - In true Jeopardy! fashion, the US Postal Service announced its latest addition in the form of an answer: "This naturalized US citizen is now honored with a Forever stamp." The answer, of course, is late host Alex Trebek, revealed on Friday's show by current host Ken Jennings....

Ken Jennings Addresses Mayim Bialik's Jeopardy! Exit

Says he was caught 'off guard' by Sony's decision

(Newser) - Mayim Bialik caught Jeopardy! viewers off guard when she announced midmonth that Sony had informed her she would no longer co-host the show. Ken Jennings, whom she shared the job with, will take on the new season solo, and he talks about the change in an interview with the Hollywood ...

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Mayim Bialik: No More Jeopardy! for Me

Actor says Sony has informed her she's not hosting anymore; Ken Jennings will remain as sole host

(Newser) - And then there was one. One host, that is, for Jeopardy!, which for more than two years has relied on two co-hosts since the death of former host Alex Trebek: actor Mayim Bialik and Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings. The former announced Friday that Sony had informed her she'll no...

Ken Jennings Reveals 'Secret Sauce' to Jeopardy Wins

Knowing the cadence of Alex Trebek's voice helped him, he says

(Newser) - How was Ken Jennings so good at Jeopardy? 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 Jeopardy!

With writers on strike, show will be using questions from previous games

(Newser) - Jeopardy! 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...

Ryan Seacrest's New Gig: Selling Vowels

He will replace Pat Sajak as host of 'Wheel of Fortune'

(Newser) - 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...

Most Mysterious Jeopardy! Champ Speaks 40 Years Later

Barbara Lowe won in the 1980s, then disappeared from show history

(Newser) - Mention the name Barbara Lowe to a Jeopardy! 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...

Jeopardy! Pilloried Over Brian Laundrie Clue

It referenced his final days in the Myakkahatchee Creek area

(Newser) - Celebrity Jeopardy! 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...

Jeopardy! Fans Again Ticked at Ken Jennings' Decision
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Jeopardy! Fans Again Ticked at Ken Jennings' Decision

They say co-host accepted 'illegible' answer, allowing reigning champ to win again

(Newser) - Days after being accused of sexism , Jeopardy! 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 Sparks Jeopardy! Controversy

He allows reigning champ to correct himself, doesn't let challenger do the same

(Newser) - It didn't take Ken Jennings long to run into a Jeopardy! 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...

This Hasn't Happened on Jeopardy! Since 2020

Contestant Mattea Roach had solo final round

(Newser) - The final round of a Jeopardy! 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...

Jeopardy! Champ Announces a 'Nerve-Wracking' Move
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Jeopardy! Champ Has More Big News

Amy Schneider is engaged

(Newser) - Update: Congratulations are in order for Amy Schneider, but not for anything Jeopardy!-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...

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Jeopardy! Champ's Win Streak Is Over

Amy Schneider has second-most wins of any player

(Newser) - Update: Just after ascending to the No. 2 spot in the history of Jeopardy! 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...

Jeopardy! Champ Cracks Another Milestone

Amy Schneider only the 4th player to reach $1M in earnings in regular play

(Newser) - Jeopardy! 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 Jeopardy! players to reach seven figures in regular-season winnings....

Jeopardy! Champ Says She's Doing 'Fine' After Robbery

Amy Schneider says she lost phone, credit cards

(Newser) - On TV, Jeopardy! 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 Jeopardy! is taped in advance and in real life, she had a rough day, People reports. "So, first...

He Missed Jeopardy! Clue About Her, Gets a Do-Over

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul forgives state resident Ben Walthall

(Newser) - A New York resident who was stumped by a Jeopardy! 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...

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Jeopardy! Champ Breaks More New Ground

Trans contestant Amy Schneider has won 21 straight games, most ever by a woman

(Newser) - Update: Still going. Jeopardy! contestant Amy Schneider has now won 21 games in a row, the most ever by a woman, report the Washington Post . 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...

Jeopardy! Settles on Co-Hosts for Rest of the Season

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to split the duties

(Newser) - Update: Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to co-host Jeopardy! 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 on Jeopardy! Finally Ends

Matt Amodio has 2nd-longest streak and 4th-highest total earnings

(Newser) - The second-longest winning streak in Jeopardy! history has come to an end. Jonathan Fisher was crowned champion on Monday, ending Matt Amodio's impressive 38-game winning streak. Only Jeopardy! legend and current co-host Ken Jennings has won more consecutive games with 74. "Everybody's so smart and so competent...

Blink and You'll Miss Mike Richards' Jeopardy! Episodes

He's out as host (and executive producer), but shows already taped with him began airing Monday

(Newser) - The very brief Mike Richards era on Jeopardy! 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...

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