Jeopardy! announces anniversary celebrations

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Published March 18, 2024

Are you ready to feel the Kenergy?

Jeopardy! announced today that it will celebrate its diamond anniversary with a “Why Not You?” contestant-test tour, and a new live bar trivia game. The campaign officially starts on March 30, which will mark 60 years since the debut of the original version, but the first specific event listed on the venerable quiz show’s press release is a ticketed “Jeopardy! fan experience,” to be held April 12 in Manhattan.

That event will feature a live taping of the “Inside Jeopardy!,” podcast and a live play-along game, the release said, as well as appearances by GOAT/host Ken Jennings and popular champions Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach, and Austin Rogers.

The “Why Not You?” tour will sign up potential contestants in various U.S. cities through December, the release said, and a new Jeopardy! bar trivia game will debut in major cities this fall.

Created by Merv Griffin and hosted by Art Fleming, the original show aired on NBC from 1964-75. The current production, originally hosted by Alex Trebek, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this September. The release did not specify whether the bar game will be timed to coincide with that.

Questionist has reached out to the show producers for additional information, and will update this story as it becomes available.

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