dangerous! It held important events honoring rarely-seen pioneers of the show, including announcer Johnny Gilbert, 94, and Alex Trebek’s widow Jean.
However, the game show’s first-ever Hall of Fame celebration may have accidentally leaked who won the upcoming Second Chance Tournament.
Jeopardy!’s new season premieres on September 12, with 74-time GOAT turned host Ken Jennings, 48, on screen through January.
Ahead of season 39, which is currently airing, he and actress Mayim Bialik were officially announced as replacements for the late, great Alex, who passed away in 2020.
The show has undergone a number of changes since its hosts were secured, and is leaning toward becoming more “like a sport”, leading to the introduction of the first Hall of Fame class.
Five Show Pioneers were honored at the Game Show Glamor Ceremony shared on YouTube.
“In recognition of some of the greatest contributors to the show’s legacy”, the inductees were Alex (accepted by the widowed Jean), the physical and immortal Johnny, Marv and Julien Griffin (his son ), and former EP Harry Friedman. – Who lifted the 5-day win cap?
The stunning footage showed former/current champion, host Ken, new showrunner Michael Davis, and a crowd of this year’s Tournament of Champions players who had just faced off (although it will air from October 31st). ).
Returning participants include Mattea Roach (23 wins), Ryan Long (16 wins), Amy Sheneider (40 wins), Matt Amodio (38), Christine Welchel and more.
Honor events were intentionally held so that winning tournament participants could participate, but that’s where the problem lies.
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Current Ken has recorded the following two matches. A bigger tournament and a new second his chance tournament two weeks ago. All of these will air soon instead of regular episodes.
The Second Chance Games pitted 18 returning players against each other for two coveted Tournament of Champions positions with 21 players like Amy and Mattea.
The first broadcast will be in early October, the second will be broadcast later, and the result is SONY’s absolute secret.
But those who attended this glamorous event were the ones who won the Second Chance Tournament and advanced to the larger tournament worth $250,000, and the rest went home.
With one shot, Rowan Ward was visible in the crowd after losing to Matt Amodio in 2021.
Their presence seemed to be leaking, they were one of two winners of the Second Chance Tournament and were on their way.
One keen-eyed fan also spotted them and tweeted them. [zip it emoji] However…”
The night was hosted by alum Buzzy Cohen, and the show’s all-time legends dressed to the nines for the so-called Jeopardy! honor.
At the ‘Blue Carpet’ pre-show, newlywed Amy looked pretty in pink, while Mattea, her son, and Ryan showed off their beaded necklaces during their Season 38 ride.
The entire group then assembled on the outdoor stage. There, 94-year-old Ken, Johnny, a longtime announcer, symbolically yells, “This is dangerous!” – Many others gave speeches as the show grew into quite the phenomenon.
Johnny, who began working with Alex in 1984, said onstage, “38 years later Jeopardy! is bigger and better than ever.”
“I am older than God, but I am still here. As long as the good Lord will allow me, I will continue to introduce your name and other names to millions and take great pride.” to do it.”
Gene said in a wonderful speech:
All in all, fans simply loved that the show did this.
“Jean’s speech and her kind words about Alex will live on for years to come to the Trebek family to thank God bless and Alex,” one fan wrote.
It’s not confirmed if Rowan won the previous tournament, but if so, it would be an unfortunate move by Sony on an otherwise very special night.