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How the Jeopardy! Writers Room Comes Up With All of Those Questions

11 September 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Yes, Alex Trebek reads them all ahead of time. »

- Devon Ivie

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Two Teachers Marry After Meeting as Contestants on Jeopardy! — and Alex Trebek Had the Best RSVP

25 July 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

You may not think of Jeopardy!’s Alex Trebek as much of a matchmaker, but for two contestants, love was in the air when they appeared on his legendary game show in October 2013.

Teachers Maryanne Lewell and Michael Townes got married on July 7 after they met while competing in the annual Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament about four years ago, according to the New York Times. Lewell, from New Brunswick, Canada, and Townes, from Greenville County, South Carolina, connected in the studio’s green room while awaiting their turn in front of Trebek. It was in that room where the two began chatting, »

- Jason Duaine Hahn

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‘Jeopardy!’ Tells Viewers to ‘Stay Woke,’ But It’s Not What You Think

2 July 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you ever wanted to hear Alex Trebek say the words “stay woke,” Friday night’s episode of “Jeopardy!” was probably pretty exciting for you — at least until you realized that it was about literally staying awake and not being socially conscious. Answers related to melatonin and caffeine rather than the injustices of the day, so naturally some viewers took to Twitter to express their slight confusion and disappointment.

Read More: Make Sundance Great Again: Why Festival Disasters Couldn’t Sink A Slate Filled With Politically Woke Cinema

Wait, @Jeopardy did not just have a whole category called Stay Woke about staying literally awake. #staywoke #soundsasleep #majormiss

— Heather Duffy (@HattieDarling) June 30, 2017

There was a “Stay Woke” category on Jeopardy tonight but it was all about ways to go to sleep

— Gabrielle Franklin (@GabAFranklin) June 30, 2017

The moment when @Jeopardy ‘s Stay Woke category was literally about not falling asleep. Okay #someonesnoozed pic. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Jeopardy!’ Tells Viewers to ‘Stay Woke,’ But It’s Not What You Think

2 July 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you ever wanted to hear Alex Trebek say the words “stay woke,” Friday night’s episode of “Jeopardy!” was probably pretty exciting for you — at least until you realized that it was about literally staying awake and not being socially conscious. Answers related to melatonin and caffeine rather than the injustices of the day, so naturally some viewers took to Twitter to express their slight confusion and disappointment.

Read More: Make Sundance Great Again: Why Festival Disasters Couldn’t Sink A Slate Filled With Politically Woke Cinema

Wait, @Jeopardy did not just have a whole category called Stay Woke about staying literally awake. #staywoke #soundsasleep #majormiss

— Heather Duffy (@HattieDarling) June 30, 2017

There was a “Stay Woke” category on Jeopardy tonight but it was all about ways to go to sleep

— Gabrielle Franklin (@GabAFranklin) June 30, 2017

The moment when @Jeopardy ‘s Stay Woke category was literally about not falling asleep. Okay #someonesnoozed pic. »

- Michael Nordine

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Mandy Moore Reflects on 'This Is Us' Success in Throwback Snap -- See the Pic!

12 May 2017 6:14 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When your show becomes a Jeopardy question, you know you're part of something special!

Mandy Moore got a little reflective about her beloved NBC show, This Is Us​, on​ Friday, sharing a sweet ​throwback ​photo of herself with co-stars Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown​ from last year's NBC Upfront in New York City​ to Instagram, where she sweetly looked back at how far they all have come.

Exclusive: Mandy Moore Says She Related 'a Little Too Closely' to Jack and Rebecca's 'This Is Us' Fight

"This was from nearly one year ago, when @nbcthisisus was picked up to series and I walked the red carpet with these guys for the first time (where we collectively scratched our heads trying to explain the concept of our show without revealing anything)," the 33-year-old ​singer-​actress wrote. "I can't even begin to comprehend how much life has changed over the course of these past 12 months but I sure »

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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ & ‘Jeopardy’ Renewed Through 2020

3 May 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy, and the hosts of Wheel of Fortune Pat Sajak and Vanna White have all renewed their contracts and have signed on to host their respective game shows through the 2019-20 broadcast season. Wheel of Fortune is currently in its 34th season and Jeopardy is in its 33rd. Their hosts have been staples on television for at least […]

  Source: uInterview

The post ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ & ‘Jeopardy’ Renewed Through 2020 appeared first on uInterview. »

- Jacob Kaye

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Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy: Hosts Signed Through 2019-20 Season

2 May 2017 9:19 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Alex Trebek, Vanna White, and Pat Sajak aren't going anywhere anytime soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hosts of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune have renewed their contracts through the 2019-2020 season.Both syndicated series, which are distributed by CBS, have already been renewed for the 2017-2018 season. Currently, Wheel of Fortune is in its 34th season and Jeopardy is airing its 33rd.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TVLine Items: The Defenders Revival Trailer, Star Wars Marathon and More

2 May 2017 1:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Marvel’s The Defenders is teeing up the resurrection of Elodie Yung’s Elektra.

RelatedThe Defenders Premiere Date Set at Netflix — Watch Sneaky New Teaser

Netflix confirmed last November that Yung would reprise her Daredevil role in the team-up offshoot. The new teaser, featuring the same ornate casket that Elektra was laid down in during Daredevil‘s Season 2 finale, suggests the character will come back from the dead.

The Defenders premieres Friday, Aug. 18 on the streaming service.

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The Defenders (@TheDefenders) May 2, 2017

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‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’ Host Contracts Renewed for 2 More Seasons

2 May 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The hosts of two of the longest-running game shows on television — “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” — aren’t going anywhere, TheWrap has learned. Sony Pictures Television announced Tuesday that Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have all had their contracts renewed for two more seasons, extending them through at least the 2019-2020 TV year. “Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ is a testament to their incredible talents,” Harry Friedman, executive producer of both shows, said in a press release. “All of us at ‘Wheel of. »

- Carli Velocci

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‘Wheel Of Fortune’ & ‘Jeopardy!’ Will Keep ‘Em Guessing Into 2020 As Hosts Re-up

2 May 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“R_N_W_D.” I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat: “Renewed?” Right you are! Put another way, if you woke up this morning thinking, “Alex Trebek” then said to yourself, “Who just got a two-year contract extension?” you are today’s big winner as the longtime Jeopardy quizmaster has re-upped along with Wheel host Pat Sajak and letter-turner Vanna White. The trio now are locked in through the 2019-20 season. All three already were signed for the next TV season, and this re-up… »

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Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Alex Trebek Sign on for Two More Seasons of ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’

2 May 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The longtime hosts of “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” are sticking around.

Pat Sajak, Vanna White, and Alex Trebek have all renewed their contracts through the 2019-2020 season, Sony Pictures Television announced on Tuesday.

While the renewals for the shows have not been made official, the talent contracts signal an imminent two-season renewal both both game shows, which is expected to be made official soon.

“Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ is a testament to their incredible talents,” said Harry Friedman, executive producer of both shows, in a statement. “All of us at ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’ and Sony Pictures Television are thrilled that they will continue through the 2019-20 season.”

This past weekend, Friedman received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards. On stage, he mentioned that the show’s hosts had signed on for »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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'Jeopardy,' 'Wheel of Fortune' Renewed for Two More Seasons

2 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy are staying right where they are.

Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have each renewed their contracts with Wheel and Jeopardy producers Sony Pictures Television and will continue hosting their respective game shows through the 2019-20 broadcast season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The new deals will keep the shows on for an additional two seasons — with both series having already been picked up through the 2017-18 frame.

“Pat, Vanna and Alex are beloved by generations of TV viewers, and the enduring popularity of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy is »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Daytime Emmy Winners: Y&R and Days Lead Soap Pack, Gh Named Best Drama

30 April 2017 5:18 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out on Sunday evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and NBC’s Days of Our Lives and CBS’ The Young and the Restless led the soap opera pack with six total wins each, including trophies picked up at the Creative Arts ceremony.

ABC’s General Hospital — this year’s Best Drama winner — and CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful followed with five total wins apiece.

RelatedKevin Spacey to Host 2017 Tony Awards

Y&R had entered this year’s Daytime Emmys with the most nominations of any soap (25). Gh and B&B each started out with 23 nods, »

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‘Trollhunters,’ ‘Days of Our Lives’ Lead Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners

29 April 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix’s animated comedy “Trollhunters” and NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” were among the top winners Friday night at the 44th annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The toon series inspired by Guillermo del Toro’s book of the same name took six trophies, including writing for an animated program (Marc Guggenheim) and directing (Rodrigo Blaas, del Toro). Kelsey Grammer added another Emmy to his collection for his voice work in the series.

 

Days of Our Lives” grabbed five wins, as did HBO’s “Sesame Street,” PBS’ “Odd Squad” and the digital “The Bay the Series.” Longtime “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” exec producer Harry Friedman was honored with the lifetime achievement kudo during the ceremony held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Among the other notable winners included “Judge Judy” for legal/courtroom program, Hgtv’s “Flea Market Flip” for lifestyle program and Own’s “Super Soul Sunday” for special class program. Amazon »

- Variety Staff

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'Jeopardy!' Executive Producer Offers Advice for Hopeful Contestants (Q&A)

28 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Jeopardy! (which debuted in 1984) and Wheel of Fortune (on the air since 1983) — through a TV landscape that has vastly changed from the one in which they premiered. "The foundational formats of both shows are pretty sacrosanct," says Friedman, 70, executive producer on both Sony Pictures Television darlings. There have been tweaks and stunts along the way, but the gists — not to mention hosts Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak — remain the same. Ahead of his Lifetime Achievement honor »

- Michael O'Connell

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Harry Friedman and Mary Hart Talk Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Wins

27 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Lifetime Achievement awards at the 2017 Daytime Emmys will be presented to two luminaries of syndicated television: producer Harry Friedman and host Mary Hart.

After producing syndicated game-show sensations “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” for more than 20 years, it isn’t a surprise that Friedman himself is a trivia question answer.

Friedman, who was promoted to executive producer of both shows in 1999 after starting as a “Wheel” producer in 1995, has been at his gig for so long that he holds a Guinness World Record for most game-show episodes produced. And the most Emmy Award nominations for a game-show producer (42) and most Emmy Award wins by a game-show producer (13).

So it’s no surprise he’ll receive a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Daytime Emmys creative arts ceremony. And it’s also understandable that it’s hard for Friedman to list all his favorite moments from the sets.

“One of the things that stands out on »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Alex Trebek has a Much Filthier Diet than Warren Buffett

24 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

We’ve all heard of the notorious diet of billionaire investor Warren Buffett.  If you haven’t, apparently Buffett’s been a coke man and a burger man for nearly 50 years.  Buffett explained, “If I eat 2700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola. I drink at least five 12-ounce servings. I do it everyday.” “I’ll have one at breakfast,” he explains, noting that he loves to drink Coke with potato sticks. What brand of potato sticks? “I have a can right here,” he says. “U-t-z” Utz is a Hanover, Pennsylvania-based snack maker. Buffett says that he’s talked to Utz

Alex Trebek has a Much Filthier Diet than Warren Buffett »

- Nat Berman

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Classic Moments on “Jeopardy:” What is a Threesome?

28 March 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It’s hard to believe that Jeopardy’s been on the air since 1964 but it’s true.  It’s just as hard to realize that Alex Trebek has been the host since 1978.   Technically there was a hiatus but Trebek returned in 1984 and hasn’t stopped hosting since.   During Trebek’s run as Jeopardy host we’ve seen countless moments from both Trebek himself and contestants that made us all do a double take. Trebek’s had his fair share of controversial comments and some of the gaffes by contestants haven been borderline hilarious.   It seems the older Alex Trebek gets the less he cares.  It’s

Classic Moments on “Jeopardy:” What is a Threesome? »

- Nat Berman

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2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations: ‘Ellen’ and ‘The View’ Among Nominees

22 March 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The National Academy of Television has announced the nominations for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards. “The Young and the Restless” leads the pack with 25 nods, including Outstanding Drama Series, two bids for Outstanding Lead Actress for Gina Tognoni and Jess Walton, and two for Outstanding Lead Actor for Peter Bergman and Kristoff St. John.

Competing for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show are “The View,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Maury,” “Live With Kelly,” and “The Talk.” The ladies of “The View” are also in the run for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts.

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place April 30, in Pasadena, California. See below the nominees in the main categories.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress

Nancy Lee Grahn — Alexis, General Hospital

Gina Tognoni — Phyllis, The Young and the Restless

Heather TomKatie, The Bold and the Beautiful »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Daytime Emmy Nominations: Y&R Leads Soap Opera Pack With 25 Nods

22 March 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Wednesday on CBS’ The Talk, and it looks to be a horse race among the four surviving sudsers.

RelatedDays of Our Lives Renewed at NBC

CBS’ The Young and the Restless walked away with a slight lead, amassing 25 total nods to the 23 netted by both ABC’s General Hospital and CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful. NBC’s Days of Our Lives followed closed with 22 nominations.

This year’s Daytime Emmys will be held Sunday, April 30 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California, with the Creative Arts »

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