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Season 32




JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show® and its host, Alex Trebek, are in their 32nd season in syndication. The top-ranked quiz show, with 25 million viewers each week, JEOPARDY! holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show (32 Emmys), including the 2015 Emmy® for Outstanding Game Show. In 2014, JEOPARDY! won the inaugural Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for a Quiz and Audience Participation Show; 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.


Created by Merv Griffin in 1964 as a daytime show for NBC, JEOPARDY! is a daily half-hour quiz show with a unique answer-and-question format. Johnny Gilbert serves as announcer, and Harry Friedman is executive producer.




JEOPARDY! provides a test of knowledge across a variety of interesting subjects such as literature, history, science, the arts, and pop culture. Each game consists of three rounds:


  •  “Single Jeopardy!”: Includes six categories, each with a column of five clues. The “clues” are sorted by varying degrees of difficulty and are matched by increasing dollar values. Three competing contestants are given a “clue” in the form of an answer displayed on the show’s High-Definition game boardPlayers use a hand-held signaling device and must be the first contestant to ring in and successfully give a response in the form of a question.
  •  “Double Jeopardy!”: Similar to the first round, Double Jeopardy! features new categories and “clues” with doubled dollar amounts for each “clue.”
  •  “Final Jeopardy!”: One category is revealed by host Alex Trebek prior to the commercial break. The contestants write down a wager ranging between zero and up to their cash winnings accumulated at that point during the show. Once the final “clue” is revealed, players have 30 seconds to write a response in the traditional form of a question.


Each daily winner returns to the next day’s program as a defending champion. With no limit on appearances, returning champions may continue amassing winnings on JEOPARDY! as long as they remain victorious.


Special Programming:


JEOPARDY! offers an array of special competitions throughout the season. Examples include:


  •  Tournament of Champions: The JEOPARDY! champions who have won the most games during the prior season, plus the winner of the Teachers Tournament, return to the stage to compete against one another for a $250,000 grand prize.
  •  Teachers Tournament: Introduced in 2011, the Teachers Tournament puts a national spotlight on the importance and impact of educators with 15 of the nation’s brightest K-12 teachers.
  •  College Championship: Fifteen of the brightest undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the U.S. vie for a grand prize of $100,000.
  •  Teen Tournament: Fifteen teenagers compete in a two-week tournament for a grand prize of $75,000.


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Susie Eun

Alison Shapiro