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Jeopardy! 

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Airs Sun. Dec. 16, 12:30 AM on CBS

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A returning champion and two challengers test their buzzer skills and their knowledge in a wide range of academic and popular categories.

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Merv Griffin
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Alex Trebek ...  Himself - Host / ... 7,774 episodes, 1984-2018
Johnny Gilbert ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 7,765 episodes, 1984-2018
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Storyline

On the heels of the syndicated success of "Wheel of Fortune (1983)", producer Merv Griffin decided to return his classic quiz show-with-a-twist, "Jeopardy!" to the airwaves in 1984. It, too, was a huge success, and also marked a return to the game's tried-and-true formula of answers and questions (after a slightly-modified remake six years earlier failed to catch on). Three contestants, including a returning champion, competed. Six categories are announced (e.g., Art World, Cooking, 20th Century Republicans, "Friends (1994)", Muscle Men and College Girls Wearing White T-shirts), each having five answers ostensibly graded by difficulty, from $100 to $500. The champion chose a category and dollar amount (e.g., "College Girls Wearing White T-shirts for $100"), to which host Trebek reads the answer ("Inspector 12 must give her seal of approval before a college girl can wear one of these plain white T-shirts"). Contestants had to respond in question form ("What is Hanes?") ; if correct, ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

10 September 1984 (USA) See more »

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Риск! See more »

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During the first season, the show was taped at Metromedia Studios. The next year, they moved to Hollywood Center Studios, where they would be until 1994. The show has been taping at Sony Pictures Studios since 1994. See more »

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[Closing announcement 1992-1994]
Johnny Gilbert: This is Johnny Gilbert speaking. "Jeopardy!" is a production of Merv Griffin Enterprises.
[drumroll/copyright screen]
Johnny Gilbert: Distributed by KingWorld.
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(1984-1997)
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User Reviews

one heck of a game show
7 December 2005 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This will be remembered as one of the best game shows of all time, bar none. They have the perfect host in Alex Trebek. I love the gimmick of revealing the answer and having the contestants guess the question to go along with it. I wish they hadn't discontinued giving prizes to the runners-up though. Those were cool. I love seeing how many of the questions I can guess correctly when I watch it. Perhaps the most recent thing it will be remembered for was Ken Jennings's amazing run of 74 straight wins. That was incredible. Here's to Ken! I also love the final jeopardy theme song. I also tuned in almost every day to the Ultimate Tournament of Champions, which was a great idea. I actually remembered a few of the contestants on that. Hats off to a truly great game show! *** out of ****


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