JEOPARDY! celebrating 35th season with first-ever JEOPARDY! All-Star Games tournament
CULVER CITY, Calif. – To mark the start of its 35th season in syndication JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show® will debut a new tournament in a never-before-seen format: the JEOPARDY! All-Star Games.
For the first time ever, JEOPARDY! will be played in teams. The JEOPARDY! All-Star Games will give fans the chance to see their favorite players join forces and compete in an unprecedented event set to air over the course of 10 weekdays from February 20 to March 5, 2019.
“After nearly 35 years, it is exciting to do something we’ve never done before,” said JEOPARDY! host Alex Trebek. “The returning contestants have all been incredibly successful as individual players, so we look forward to seeing what they can achieve in teams. How will they strategize? How will they adapt? What new skills will they discover? We will all find out together.”
The 18 elite contestants returning for the JEOPARDY! All-Star Games are among the winningest and most popular players in recent JEOPARDY! history. Six teams will be composed of three players each, with one designated Team Captain. The Team Captains are some of the most notable names to ever play the game: Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, Julia Collins, Austin Rogers, Colby Burnett, and Buzzy Cohen. Roster players are Leonard Cooper, Roger Craig, Jennifer Giles, Ben Ingram, Matt Jackson, Alex Jacob, Larissa Kelly, Alan Lin, David Madden, Pam Mueller, Monica Thieu, and Seth Wilson.
Teams will be determined when all 18 contestants travel to Los Angeles for a live draft event hosted by Alex Trebek. Set to take place Saturday, September 22, at 10 a.m. PT, the JEOPARDY! All-Star Games draft will be streamed in real time on Facebook Live.
All season long, fans will have multiple opportunities to participate in the lead-up to the JEOPARDY! All-Star Games, including the JEOPARDY! All-Star Games Fantasy League and sweepstakes, where every viewer can draft their own three-person dream team to follow throughout the tournament.
To learn more about the JEOPARDY! All-Star Games, please visit jeopardy.com/allstars.