Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers. The original daytime version debuted on NBC on March 30, 1964, and aired until January 3, 1975. The version airing as of 2020, a daily syndicated show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered on September 10, 1984. In 2013, the program was ranked No. 45 on TV Guide’s list of the 60 greatest shows in American television history.

About Jeopardy! in brief

Summary Jeopardy!Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers. The original daytime version debuted on NBC on March 30, 1964, and aired until January 3, 1975. A weekly nighttime syndicated edition aired from September 1974 to September 1975, and a revival, The All-New Jeopardy!, ran on NBC from October 1978 to March 1979. The version airing as of 2020, a daily syndicated show produced by Sony Pictures Television, premiered on September 10, 1984. In 2013, the program was ranked No. 45 on TV Guide’s list of the 60 greatest shows in American television history. It has also gained a worldwide following with regional adaptations in many other countries. With over 8,000 episodes aired, thedaily syndicated version of JeopardY! has won a record 39 Daytime Emmy Awards as well as a Peabody Award. The daily syndication series’ 37th season premiered onSeptember 14, 2020. The Jeopardi! and Double Jeopardo! rounds each feature six categories, each of which contains five clues, which are ostensibly valued by difficulty. The clues cover a wide variety of topics, including history and current events, the sciences, the arts, popular culture, literature, and languages. Three contestants each take their place behind a lectern, with the returning champion occupying the leftmost lectern.

The contestants compete in a quiz game comprising three rounds: Jeoparde!, Double Je Leopardy!, and Final Jeperty! All clues in the show are presented as \”answers\”, and responses must be phrased in the forms of a question. If the correct response is the name of a person, the surname is sufficient except in categories where the host explicitly states the full name is required or the surnames are not sufficiently unambiguous. Excessively mispronounced responses are usually judged to be too vague, particularly if they are missing syllables, or if they contain excessive syllables or pronounced in the singular form. An incorrect response, or a failure to respond within five seconds, deducts the contestant’s score from the clue’s value from the game board. The 1984 series’ first-round originally ranged from USD 100 to USD 500, and was doubled to USD 200–$1,000 on November 26, 2001. In the two pilots that led to the 1984 series, the first kept the USD 25–$125 values for the Jeoparding! round, while the second doubled these to USD 50–$250. The first contestant to successfully respond to the clue is prompted to ring-in using a hand-held signaling device, after which the contestant may select a new clue from the board. If the contestant successfully responds to the clues correctly, the clue’s value is added to the contestants’ score, and they may choose a new one from the new clue board.