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Win Streak
Is Over

Jeopardy! Champ's Win Streak Is Over

Amy Schneider has second-most wins of any player

(Newser) - Update: Just after ascending to the No. 2 spot in the history of Jeopardy! champions, Amy Schneider's winning streak is over. After winning 40 consecutive games, Schneider on Wednesday's show lost to Rhone Talsma, who correctly questioned an answer about Bangladesh, the AP reports. Schneider said that while...

Jeopardy! Champ Cracks Another Milestone

Amy Schneider only the 4th player to reach $1M in earnings in regular play

(Newser) - Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider is adding to her list of bragging rights and admirers. Already the highest-earning female contestant in the quiz show's history and the woman with the longest winning streak, on Friday she became one of only four Jeopardy! players to reach seven figures in regular-season winnings....

Jeopardy! Champ Says She's Doing 'Fine' After Robbery

Amy Schneider says she lost phone, credit cards

(Newser) - On TV, Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider had a great start to the year—in the episode that aired Monday, she won her 24th straight game, a record for a woman. But Jeopardy! is taped in advance and in real life, she had a rough day, People reports. "So, first...

He Missed Jeopardy! Clue About Her, Gets a Do-Over

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul forgives state resident Ben Walthall

(Newser) - A New York resident who was stumped by a Jeopardy! question about his state's governor got a do-over Friday, joining Gov. Kathy Hochul's virtual COVID-19 briefing to tell her he knows who she is now. “Here in New York we actually believe in second chances,” Hochul...

Jeopardy! Champ Breaking New Ground
Breaks More
New Ground

Jeopardy! Champ Breaks More New Ground

Trans contestant Amy Schneider has won 21 straight games, most ever by a woman

(Newser) - Update: Still going. Jeopardy! contestant Amy Schneider has now won 21 games in a row, the most ever by a woman, report the Washington Post . She also collected more than $800,000 during the run, the fourth-largest sum overall in regular play. Schneider is transgender, and she is the first...

Jeopardy! Settles on Co-Hosts for Rest of the Season

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to split the duties

(Newser) - Update: Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to co-host Jeopardy! for the remainder of the current season, the iconic game show's 38th. Michael Davies, who replaced Mike Richards as executive producer, will also continue in that role, the show announced. The season runs until July 29, 2022, Deadline...

Remarkable Win Streak on Jeopardy! Finally Ends

Matt Amodio has 2nd-longest streak and 4th-highest total earnings

(Newser) - The second-longest winning streak in Jeopardy! history has come to an end. Jonathan Fisher was crowned champion on Monday, ending Matt Amodio's impressive 38-game winning streak. Only Jeopardy! legend and current co-host Ken Jennings has won more consecutive games with 74. "Everybody's so smart and so competent...

Blink and You'll Miss Mike Richards' Jeopardy! Episodes

He's out as host (and executive producer), but shows already taped with him began airing Monday

(Newser) - The very brief Mike Richards era on Jeopardy! began Monday as the beleaguered game show dealt with the embarrassment of opening its 38th season with a host that its fans already know is toast. Richards stepped down as Alex Trebek's replacement on Aug. 20, then was ousted as the...

Ousted Jeopardy! Host Loses His Other Job

Mike Richards is out as executive producer of the show, too

(Newser) - Mike Richards probably wishes he’d never ventured on stage. Before this summer, Richards was a guy nobody had ever heard of. Sure, he was a game show executive producer, working for Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, but how many of those can the average TV watcher name? Then, he...

Mayim Bialik Now Facing Calls to Resign From Jeopardy!

Actor, podcaster under fire for past comments on parenting, vaccines

(Newser) - Executive producer Mike Richards resigned as permanent host of Jeopardy! last week, after only a day of filming, over newly resurfaced comments about women and Jews, leaving Mayim Bialik, selected as permanent host for prime-time specials, in the role of interim host. But as EJ Dickson writes at Rolling Stone ...

Jeopardy! Is Bringing Back Guest Hosts

Mayim Bialik will return for 15 episodes

(Newser) - After the "permanent" replacement for Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek lasted just one day of filming , the show is apparently back to square one in its search for a worthy successor. Sony Pictures Television said Monday that Mayim Bialik— selected earlier this month to host Jeopardy! specials while regular hosting...

Jeopardy! Host Mike Richards Quits Amid Controversy

He became the new nightly host less than 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - Jeopardy! needs a new host again. Mike Richards, who was chosen to host the nightly broadcast less than two weeks ago, has resigned amid controversy, reports USA Today . Richards came under fire over newly resurfaced comments he made several years ago on his podcast that were seen as derogatory toward...

New Jeopardy! Host Now Has Old Podcast Remarks to Explain

Mike Richards' 2013-'14 comments on women, Jews, and Haiti are raising eyebrows

(Newser) - When it was revealed earlier this month that Mike Richards, the new permanent host of the regular version of Jeopardy!, had been named in discrimination lawsuits during his time as a producer on The Price Is Right, he insisted that those complaints "[do] not reflect the reality of who...

Jeopardy! Confirms 2 New Permanent Hosts

Mike Richards, Mayim Bialik named as replacements for Alex Trebek

(Newser) - Beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek left some big shoes to fill—and Sony Pictures Television has decided it will take more than one new permanent host to replace him. After months of guest hosts, game show veteran Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik, former star of The Big Bang Theory, have...

Possible New Jeopardy! Host Confronts Controversy

Mike Richards says discrimination lawsuits mentioning him don't reflect who he is

(Newser) - Not even a week after Mike Richards was rumored to be replacing the late Alex Trebek as the permanent host of Jeopardy!, he's been forced to address a controversy swirling around him. Richards, who was once a producer on The Price Is Right, was named in two discrimination lawsuits...

We May Have Our New Jeopardy! Host
We May Have Our
New Jeopardy! Host
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We May Have Our New Jeopardy! Host

Mike Richards, an executive producer on the game show, is in advanced negotiations

(Newser) - Lots of big names have, temporarily, stepped into Alex Trebek's shoes after the longtime Jeopardy! host died last year. But the permanent host may end up being someone whose name is not—yet—quite as familiar. Mike Richards, an executive producer on the game show since last year...

Jeopardy! Apologizes After Medical Clue Causes Outrage

The show called the term outdated and inaccurate

(Newser) - This Latin phrase acknowledging an error translates to "my fault." What is mea culpa? Jeopardy! had to offer one, with an apology, after using an unusual and outdated term for a serious condition. The clue was "Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is also known as Grinch syndrome because...

Thanks to Online Petition, LeVar Burton Lands Jeopardy Gig

He'll be one of the final guest hosts for this season

(Newser) - From Reading Rainbow host to Jeopardy! host, at least for a bit: LeVar Burton snagged the gig after making his desire to guest-host the iconic game show clear on social media. On April 5, the beloved Star Trek star shared a petition on Twitter calling for him to...

Rodgers Gets Packers Humor From Contestant on Jeopardy!

Answer references a painful coach's decision during NFC championship game

(Newser) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got quite the surprise in his first episode as a guest host of Jeopardy! Contestant Scott Shewfelt was stumped on the final question of the episode that aired Monday, the AP reports. He decided to reply by referencing a controversial Packers strategic decision in...

Dr. Oz Kicks Off Jeopardy! Guest-Host Gig, to Uproar

Former contestants, fans argue he peddles pseudo-science

(Newser) - The parade of Jeopardy! guest hosts continues, with Katie Couric having just wrapped up a two-week stint and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers on deck for early April. But the host who will show up behind the podium tonight is causing some consternation: Dr. Mehmet Oz. As Decider explains, some fans...

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