Jeopardy! Masters
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“Jeopardy! Masters” is returning for a second tournament with hour-long episodes over three weeks starting on May 1 on ABC.

‘Jeopardy! Masters’

Variety reported that “Jeopardy! Masters” will be hosted by Ken Jennings and will include the the 2023 “Jeopardy! Masters” champion James Holzhauer as well as the returning contestants Matt Amodio and Mattea Roach, and newcomers Yogesh Raut and Victoria Groce.

A final “wildcard” contestant will be chosen by “Jeopardy!” producers, and this contestant will be revealed tomorrow night at a live “Inside Jeopardy!” event at Hudson Yards in New York City.

“Jeopardy! Masters” will involve the contestants competing for the grand prize of $500,000 and the title of “Jeopardy! Masters” Champion.

‘Jeopardy! Masters’ Timeline

Here’s the timeline for “Jeopardy! Masters:”

Wednesday, May 1

8 p.m. ET – “Jeopardy! Masters” (201) (Season Premiere)

Monday, May 6

8 p.m. ET – “Jeopardy! Masters” (202)

Wednesday, May 8

8 p.m. ET – “Jeopardy! Masters” (203)

Friday, May 10

8 p.m. ET – “Jeopardy! Masters” (204)

Monday, May 13

8 p.m. ET – “Jeopardy! Masters” (205)

Wednesday, May 15

8 p.m. – “Jeopardy! Masters” (206)

Friday, May 17

8 p.m. ET – “Jeopardy! Masters” (207)

Monday, May 20

8 p.m. ET – “Jeopardy! Masters” (208)

Wednesday, May 22

8 p.m. ET – “Jeopardy! Masters” (209) (Season Finale)

Related: Here’s Why No One Should Replace Alex Trebek On ‘Jeopardy!’

‘Jeopardy! History’

This has been a difficult few years for “Jeopardy!” after the death of Alex Trebek, who hosted the beloved game show from 1984 until he died in 2020 at the age of 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

“‘Jeopardy!’ is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the program posted on social media at the time. “Thank you, Alex.”

After Trebek’s death, a series of guest hosts took over “Jeopardy!” before showrunners eventually landed on Jennings and Mayim Bialik as permanent co-hosts of the show. Jennings was previously a contestant who won 74 games in a row, a record for the show, and Bialik is an actress best known for starring on the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”

“It’s just a very intense adrenaline experience you kind of chase for the rest of your life,” Jennings said of hosting in 2022, according to Fox News. “And when the games get really good out here, when the players are really cooking, and it’s intense, and it’s close, I kind of feel like I’m in there playing, you’re part of the game. You’re part of the show. There’s this transcendent thing that happens where the audience is locked in, and I just look for that.”

Related: Ken Jennings Touched By The ‘Special Gift’ Alex Trebek’s Wife Gave Him On His 1st Day As ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Host

Bialik Fired

Unfortunately for Bialik, however, she revealed back in December that she’d been fired from her job as a co-host of “Jeopardy!,” leaving Jennings as the sole host.

“As the holiday break begins in Hollywood, I have some ‘Jeopardy!’ news. Sony has informed me that I will no longer be hosting the syndicated version of ‘Jeopardy!'” Bialik announced at the time. “I am incredibly honored to have been nominated for a primetime Emmy for hosting this year and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the ‘Jeopardy!’ family.”

With Jennings now the only host of “Jeopardy!,” he’ll be the person hosting “Jeopardy! Masters” next month. Be sure to check it out if you’re a fan of the iconic game show!

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