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We’re Stuck With ‘Jeopardy!’ Reruns for a Bit, but at Least They’re Good Ones!

Followers of Jeopardy! undoubtedly seen one thing uncommon after they sat down to observe the episode on Monday, Dec. 21 — a younger, fresh-faced Ken Jennings appeared behind one of many contestant podiums and was introduced as a 56-day champion. No, you did not instantly journey again in time (and Ken did not discover the Fountain of Youth and begin one other profitable streak). Jeopardy! is airing reruns from Dec. 21, 2020 by way of Jan. 1, 2021. 

There is a fairly simple reply for the reruns that, given the yr we have been having, in all probability will not shock you within the least. This is what you might want to know, plus what you may look ahead to seeing over the following couple of weeks.

Why is ‘Jeopardy!’ airing reruns proper now?

Clearly, we’re nonetheless coping with a world pandemic, and the manufacturing calendars of many tv exhibits and movies have been thrown into disarray. Again in March, Sony introduced that it might be suspending the manufacturing of latest episodes on account of rising issues associated to the pandemic. “We take the well-being of our workers, crew, contestants, viewers friends and host very significantly, and won’t resume taping till it’s utterly secure,” the press launch stated.

Jeopardy! did ultimately begin filming new episodes in September, and up till very lately, Jeopardy! had nonetheless been airing these new episodes. That’s as a result of the present data a number of episodes at a time. Usually, the present shoots two days per week, however every taking pictures day covers 5 episodes. That implies that for each week of taking pictures, two weeks of the present is produced.

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Nevertheless, manufacturing was as soon as once more thrown for a loop after the demise of beloved host Alex Trebek. Alex filmed new episodes by way of Oct. 29 and handed away barely greater than every week later, on Nov. 8. We nonetheless haven’t seen Alex’s closing episodes. Initially, the plan was for Alex’s final episode to air on Christmas Day, however the schedule has shifted and his closing episodes will now be proven from Monday, Jan. Four to Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

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‘Jeopardy!’ is airing two weeks of Alex’s favourite “Across the World” episodes.

From Monday, Dec. 21 by way of Jan. 1, 2021, Jeopardy! followers will be capable of watch a few of Alex’s favourite “Across the World” episodes. ” In response to the present’s web site, “Alex had a lifelong curiosity on the planet’s folks, cultures, and languages, and he was the driving power in most of the classes we’re sharing within the subsequent two weeks. ‘Historical past is the previous,’ he as soon as stated. ‘Geography is the longer term.'”

This is a have a look at the schedule for the following couple of weeks:

Week 1: Dec. 21-25                                                                                                      
Monday, Dec. 21 — “Hockey” (Authentic Airdate: 10/14/04)
Tuesday, Dec. 22 — “Sesame Avenue” (Authentic Airdate: 04/4/06)
Wednesday, Dec. 23 — “The U.S. Air Pressure: USO Tour to Japan” (Authentic Airdate:  09/27/07)
Thursday, Dec. 24 — “Machu Picchu” (Authentic Airdate: 11/6/07)
Friday, Dec. 25 — “Niagara Falls” (Authentic Airdate: 01/15/09)

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Week 2: Dec. 28 – Jan. 1
Monday, Dec. 28 — “Journey By way of Israel” (Authentic Airdate: 11/23/09)
Tuesday, Dec. 29 — “Galápagos Wildlife” (Authentic Airdate: 12/9/09)
Wednesday, Dec. 30 — “Operatic Costumes: The Met” (Authentic Airdate: 11/9/11)
Thursday, Dec. 31— “Petra” (Authentic Airdate: 11/14/11)
Friday, Jan. 1 — “Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition” (Authentic Airdate: 2/6/17)

These episodes will certainly be an ideal supply of leisure over the vacations. The rerun schedule additionally provides us time to mentally and emotionally put together for Alex’s closing episodes which can be airing after the brand new yr.

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