It’s finally here! A new season of Jeopardy! starts today! The set has gotten a bit of a makeover and aside from the fun of getting back into production, there are lots of other new things to look forward to.
“I feel good, and I feel excited because once again Jeopardy! has demonstrated that it’s at the forefront of television programming,” said Alex. “On a personal level, I’m excited because it gets me out of the house. It gives me something to do on a regular basis, and I was missing that.”
The upgraded look for the set includes a split-level stage that now allows for more space between the three contestant lecterns which – along with Alex’s lectern – have all been newly redesigned.
This season you’ll also be seeing a familiar face a little more often: None other than 74-time champion and recently crowned Jeopardy! G.O.A.T. Ken Jennings. Ken is joining the show in a new role as consulting producer, helping with various projects and presenting special clues and categories (the first one airing Tuesday, September 15).
“Though I’ve played my last round of Jeopardy! as a contestant, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to remain involved with my favorite show,” Ken said. “I'm still in on all the action, but I don’t have to worry about phrasing things in the form of a question anymore.”
And last but definitely not least, we’ve just revamped our test and audition process to make it entirely virtual. The Jeopardy! Test is already available to take anytime at your convenience, and auditions are now being held via Zoom. This could be your moment!
So stay tuned for a whole new season of new Jeopardy! shows!