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If you watch Jeopardy! on CBS, due to NFL Thursday Night Football, Jeopardy! may be preempted or moved on Thursdays in some areas. Below are the following locations that may be affected, as well as our best information on how to find Jeopardy!. Please check your local listings for more information.

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CLUE CREW NOTES FROM THE ROAD: NASA Glenn Research Center

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It was a fascinating day at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The facilities and advanced technology were quite mind-boggling.

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Sarah and I wore these lab coats in the Clean Room. The two of us could have literally fit into one of them! We snapped this selfie as we shared a good laugh!

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This sophisticated machine, which simulates and prepares a person for life in space, was quite interesting. Imagine a treadmill perpendicular to the ground and a person suspended parallel to that while walking. What innovative technology!

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I felt like a little kid admiring her dream remote control car as I watched the appropriately named Scarab move carefully through the sand. As you can see, it was operated via a remote control that looked strikingly like that of a video game console. Big kid toys at NASA!

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Just taking a moment to pose with the grumpy dummy wearing protective goggles. He must have had a bad day!

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‘JEOPARDY!’ BEGINS 31ST SEASON WITH NEW EPISODES ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (Sept. 8, 2014) – JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, and its host, Alex Trebek, will return for more “answers and questions” Monday, September 15. The 2014-2015 season marks JEOPARDY!’s 31st in syndication, as well as Trebek’s 31st as host.

Season highlights include the return of the Tournament of Champions as well as the debut of Daytime JEOPARDY!,featuring encore presentations of episodes from the previous season,in many markets.

JEOPARDY! enjoyed a historic 30th anniversary season, and we look forward to continuing that momentum in Season 31,” said Executive Producer Harry Friedman. “With two of last season’s most talked-about contestants – Arthur Chu and Julia Collins – returning for the Tournament of Champions, we hope our viewers will be as excited about the new season as we are.”

The Tournament of Champions will air November 10-21 and feature 15 champions facing off for a grand prize of $250,000 over two weeks of intense intellectual competition. Other season highlights include the Teachers Tournament, College Championship, Teen Tournament, and Kids Week.

Along with the new slate of first-run shows, viewers in many cities will get a double dose of game play with the debut of Daytime JEOPARDY!. Beginning in September, JEOPARDY! will air afternoon re-runs on ABC stations in several markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and others across the country.

Please visit JEOPARDY!’s interactive map for air times and stations nationwide.

JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, is the top-ranked game show among homes with 25 million viewers each week and holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show (31 Emmys), including the 2014 Emmy® for Outstanding Game Show. In 2014, JEOPARDY! won the inaugural Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for Quiz and Audience Participation; it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award. JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.

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GET READY FOR MORE JEOPARDY!

That’s right! In addition to brand new episodes of Jeopardy! starting September 15th, fans in select cities can now see a replay of favorite episodes from the previous season starting September 8th. That means you’ll have more chances to stimulate your noggin with America’s Favorite Quiz Show®.  

Daytime Jeopardy! is a great way to replay your favorite moments. We’ll be leading off with some of our hottest streaks, including historical runs from Arthur Chu, Julia Collins and Sandie Baker. We’ll also replay some of our most memorable episodes from Season 30, so if there’s a clue you missed, now’s the time to catch up. 

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Here’s how we created the most exciting Jeopardy! tournament in 30 seasons!

What a long, exciting ride it’s been. And we’re not just talking about our 30 years on air. As you know, the most memorable moment in the history of our show is Battle of the Decades, which brought back champions from as early as the totally righteous 1980s. But they didn’t all just aimlessly wander on set. Battle of the Decades was the brainchild of our always-thinking-about-something-awesome Executive Producer Harry Friedman. Here’s how it all went down:

Harry knew that Jeopardy!’s 30th Anniversary was drawing near, so he (along with other Producers) decided to contact every former Tournament of Champions contestant from the past 30 years to see if they’d be interested in making another appearance behind a podium. Those who expressed interest (and there was a lot of it) were asked to submit a video and a few paragraphs about why they should be brought back.

In the end, we had 15 enthusiastic contestants (14 were chosen by the Producers and one was selected by the fans) from three decades ready to send their brains into battle for the $1,000,000 grand prize. Want to see who made the cut? Check out the “Decades” mini-sites. And don’t forget to tune in to our Battle of the Decades re-play as it airs.

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JEOPARDY KNOWLEDGE DROP: BRAIN TEASER

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What 5-letter capital word is a palindrome when viewed upside down and backwards? You might need to take a deeper “dive” into your knowledge to figure this out.

Did you guess correctly? Can you think of any others?

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Season 31 is almost here. Get ready for it with the best of Season 30!

Whether it’s Julia Collins’ incredible run, the Battle of the Decades finals, or the exhilarating finish to this year’s Teen Tournament, there’s no mistaking that Season 30 had some incredible moments. And while we can’t predict what will happen in Season 31, we can assure you that America’s Favorite Quiz Show® only gets better with age.

As we start taping for Season 31, keep your brain busy with all of the best moments from Season 30. The new season airs on September 15, so you’ve got a nice amount of time to keep this past year’s great clues coming.

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JEFF XIE WINS ‘JEOPARDY!’ TEEN TOURNAMENT IN SUDDEN-DEATH TIEBREAKER

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CULVER CITY, CALIF. (August 1, 2014) – The 29th edition of the JEOPARDY! Teen Tournament ended in a photo finish today when Jeff Xie, a 17-year-old junior at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, N.J., won the $75,000 grand prize in a rare tiebreaker over Alan Koolik, a 17-year-old junior at Pine Crest School in Boca Raton, Fla.

When Xie and Koolik both had $54,200 after a two-day final, a tiebreaker clue was presented; the first contestant to ring in and respond correctly would become the winner.

“I knew that I had to get the Final Jeopardy! clue right, and when Alan also gave the correct answer, my jaw dropped because I knew we were tied,” Xie said. “When the tiebreaker category – The Civil War – was announced, I was excited because history is a strength of mine. When I saw “Shiloh,” I knew the answer, and the rest, quite fittingly, was history.”

 Xie says he plans to use his winnings “in three ways: taxes, travel, and college,” though time will tell whether the money will help him achieve his ultimate goal: “My dream is to become a world-renowned scientist, with a concentration in astronomy, who is invited to compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” he says.

Koolik pocketed $54,200 in his second-place finish, while Cooper Lair, a 15-year-old sophomore at Little Rock Christian Academy, came in third and took home $31,200.

For more information about the tournament, please visit jeopardy.com/minisites/teentournament/.

JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show® and its host, Alex Trebek, are celebrating 30 years of “answers and questions.” The top-rated quiz show in syndication, JEOPARDY! has become a pop culture phenomenon and has received many awards and honors. It holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show (31 Emmys), including the 2014 Emmy® for Outstanding Game Show. In 2014, JEOPARDY! won the inaugural Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for Quiz and Audience Participation; it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award. JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.

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CLUE CREW NOTES FROM THE ROAD: THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM 

On Tuesday’s Jeopardy!, Jimmy and I swam with the fishes at the Georgia Aquarium, which features more animals than any other aquarium in the world. It was a tough task deciding which of them to feature on the show but we chose some pretty cool animals. I hope you agree!

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This is Beethoven. He is over 13 feet in length and a mature male at 21 years old. The wetsuit and booties I wore were a necessity as the water temperature is kept at a chilly 58 degrees to simulate the Arctic. Shooting with the majestic beluga whale was quite an experience!

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As you will see in the clue that features him, Beethoven was a perfect honorary Clue Crew member, demonstrating his skills right on cue.   

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Producer Brett Schneider made sure I was prepared and ready before entering the water with Beethoven.

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Wishing our wonderful host a happy birthday!

It seems that every other day, our iconic Host Alex Trebek is being honored for something. And most recently, it’s his birthday. The cast and crew from Jeopardy! threw a small birthday bash for the Canadian-born TV personality. During the fiesta, the Jeopardy! team gathered birthday wishes from Alex’s fans on Facebook and turned them into a card. He was overjoyed with excitement and gratitude: I am touched that so many people took the time to send me birthday wishes. It means a lot, especially when you’re as old as I am!  Thanks.” You can all see the birthday wishes on the Jeopardy! Facebook page.

 

While Alex is best known for his award-winning hosting duties on America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, he has also manned the helm for such shows as The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Classic Concentration and To Tell the Truth.

As the host of Jeopardy! for 30 seasons, Alex has earned five Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host. The Daytime Emmys also honored him in 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award. But the Emmys aren’t the only trophies sitting on his mantle. In 2014, Alex earned a Guinness World Record title for “Most Game Show Episodes Hosted by the Same Presenter (One Show).” He also has his own star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. And if you’re ever passing through LA, you can stop by and snap a selfie with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (located at 6501 Hollywood Blvd.).

Happy birthday, Alex. Thanks for an amazing 30 years as Host of Jeopardy!

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