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'Jeopardy!'

What is America's Favorite Quiz Show?

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Jeopardy! combines a simple quiz show with difficult quiz questions, an instantly-recognizable host, and a number of annual tournaments to create what may be the perfect game show. Since 1984, Jeopardy! and host Alex Trebek have been at the top of the syndication ratings, coming in second only to sister show Wheel of Fortune.

The Evolution of 'Jeopardy!'

The Jeopardy game board
Courtesy CBS

Jeopardy! started out as a daytime game show, hosted by Art Flemming. It wasn't until 1984 that it became the syndicated quizzer that we know today.

Alex Trebek, Host of 'Jeopardy!'

Alex Trebek, host of 'Jeopardy!'
courtesy CBS

Alex Trebek has a long history of game show hosting gigs, but is best known for his role at the helm of Jeopardy!. He's done all kinds of interesting things outside of game shows too, including running the Olympic torch and hosting the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Be a Contestant on 'Jeopardy!'

Ken Jennings at the podium on 'Jeopardy'
courtesy Ken Jennings

It's not easy to get a coveted spot behind the podium, but if you think you have what it takes, here's how to get on the show.

Get Free Audience Tickets

The Jeopardy set
Courtesy CBS

Planning on visiting Studio City, California? Jeopardy! is taped in front of a live studio audience, and tickets are free for the asking.

Interviews

Ken Jennings
courtesy Ken Jennings and Random House

Learn more about the game and how it all works from those closest to it!

Tournaments and Special Episodes

Brad Rutter wins the 'Jeopardy!' Ultimate Tournament of Champions
Courtesy Sony Pictures

Jeopardy! has a number of regular tournaments and special theme weeks. Each one has a distinct vibe, clear rules, and storied history.

'Jeopardy!' Trivia and Fun Stuff

Alex Trebek with Pat Sajak on the set of Jeopardy!
Courtesy Sony Pictures

From memorable contestants to bloopers to nail-biting games, Jeopardy! is full of fun and remarkable stories and clips.

Spin Offs

Courtesy Price Grabber

Jeopardy inspired a couple of spin off game shows that took the same basic game play of the original show and gave it a twist.
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