Unhappy information for Jeopardy! followers: the favored trivia present will run out of latest episodes subsequent week. Jeopardy! was among the many first TV productions to make adjustments because of the coronavirus pandemic. In early March, the present determined to cease filming in entrance of a dwell studio viewers, with host Alex Trebek’s stage four pancreatic most cancers factoring into the choice. Nonetheless, quickly after, Jeopardy! shut down manufacturing all collectively, as did primarily all TV and film tasks. The leisure trade stays at a standstill, although there are hopeful indicators some productions could resume work quickly.
Within the interim, Jeopardy! has aired new episodes that had been taped earlier than filming stopped. The present additionally re-aired its The Best of All Time match throughout its common syndicated time slot. That week-long particular initially aired earlier this yr on ABC throughout primetime. It noticed the three highest-earning contestants within the present’s historical past compete in opposition to one another for $1 million, with Ken Jennings eventually taking the win.
This week, Jeopardy! is airing the second half of its Academics Match. Nonetheless, per TVLine, the present will run out of episodes on Friday, June 12. Starting the subsequent Monday, June 15, Jeopardy! will start airing reruns. It is unclear when the present will be capable of movie new episodes, with the shutdown lasting “till the present deems it protected to renew manufacturing.” Fellow sport present Wheel of Fortune is taking a special strategy and can air each new and outdated episodes till filming can start.
Jeopardy! followers should not be too stunned by the reruns; the present all the time airs these for an honest chunk of the summer time. Nonetheless, since Jeopardy! stopped filming so way back, it appears doubtless this pause in new episodes will last more than common. Contemplating Trebek’s well being, the present will doubtless take a extra conservative strategy to resuming manufacturing than others would possibly. It is also potential Jeopardy! may start filming once more however with out an viewers in the intervening time. Hopefully, followers will get extra details about a possible filming begin date quickly.
The informal Jeopardy! viewer most likely will not discover the change to outdated episodes. Plus, if the shutdown continues on for an excessive amount of longer, Jeopardy! may air different previous tournaments, bringing viewers in that method. The present may even re-visit basic video games from all through its decades-long historical past. All informed, it appears unlikely airing reruns for awhile will have an effect on Jeopardy‘s viewership an excessive amount of. Followers are devoted sufficient to return when the present has new episodes and revel in outdated favorites within the meantime.
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