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Season 22 (2005-2006)Edit

Season changes:
  • The opening credits have changed to a navy blue background, with computerate floating "Q" and "A" letters, and many multiple colors of orange, brown, purple, and blue squares moving across the screen, with the golden Jeopardy! logo appearing.
  • This is the last season to have the 1998-2006 KingWorld "Star Shooter" logo.
  • This is the last season of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune to be broadcast in standard definition television. Starting in Season 23, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will begin broadcasting in high definition television.
  • For the "DAILY DOUBLE" and the "FINAL JEOPARDY!" names, the "DOUBLE" and "FINAL" in Double and Final Jeopardy!, the contestant intro and Final Jeopardy! winnings strips and the position strips in the credits are all changed to blue with yellow borders, and the contestant names and winnings counts are written in normal Compacta-D rather than in the italicized version of the font.
  • The "VIDEO" and "AUDIO" in Video and Audio Daily Doubles are now written in a yellow script.
  • Starting in the season premiere and continuing until the end of Season 24, the version of the theme with saxophone and electric guitar riffs played during the credits.
  • The background for split-screen closing credits changed to floating Q's and A's in blue, making it match the background of this season's title card.
  • The "VIDEO" and "AUDIO" in Video and Audio Daily Doubles are now written in a yellow script.
  • Kelly Miyahara and Jon Cannon became clue crew members.
  • Beginning with this season, the set changed its background color to red when the lights go dark during the Final Jeopardy! segment.

This season:

  • Season 22 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 12, 2005.
  • David Madden's win streak ends on the September 19, 2005 episode after winning 19 games.
  • The Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions was held in May 2006. It was the last time they used a logo different from the regular Jeopardy! logo used as now.
  • By the November 28, 2005 episode, Oxford University Press again provides verification of materials for the show, which it continues to do to this day.
  • On the January 6, 2006 episode, Jeopardy!'s YouTube channel launched.
  • By the January 16, 2006 episode, the audio quality of the show is reasonably modified, making the ticking noise in the Final Jeopardy! "Think!" music sound less audible.
  • On the September 26, 2005 episode, three females play for the first time this season, this is also the first all-female game since December 25, 2003.
  • On the September 27, 2005 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the October 3, 2005 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • From October 10-14 2005, Back to School Week is held where the kids from the 2005-06 school year go back to school on August 22, 2005, school closes out on May 26, 2006.
  • On the October 12, 2005 episode during Back to School Week, two middle-aged boys and one middle-aged girl play.
  • On the October 14, 2005 episode during Back to School Week, two middle-aged girls and one middle-aged boy play.
  • On the October 17, 2005 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the October 21, 2005 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant.
  • On the November 1, 2005 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the November 4, 2005 episode, three females play for the first time this season.
  • On the November 21, 2005 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the November 29, 2005 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant.
  • On the December 9, 2005 episode, three females play for the third time this season.
  • On the January 2, 2006 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant.
  • On the January 4, 2006 episode, three males play for the first time this season, this is also the first time this season that three males play.
  • On the February 2, 2006 episode, three females play for the fourth time this season.
  • On the February 23, 2006 episode, three females play for the fifth time this season.
  • On the February 24, 2006 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the March 3, 2006 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant.
  • On the March 6, 2006 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the March 9, 2006 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant.
  • On the March 10, 2006 episode, three males play for the second time this season.
  • On the March 16, 2006 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the March 21, 2006 episode, three females play for the sixth time this season.
  • On the March 29, 2006 episode, three males play for the third time this season.
  • On the April 3 and 6, 2006 episodes, there are two female contestants and one male contestant, this is the first time this season that a male champion plays against two female challengers twice in a row.
  • On the April 4, 2006 episode, three males play for the fourth time this season.
  • On the April 10, 2006 episode, three males play for the fifth time this season.
  • On the May 12, 2006 episode, the 5,000th episode aired on this date.
  • On the May 22, 2006 episode, three males play for the sixth time this season.
  • On the May 31 and June 2, 2006 episodes, three males play for the seventh and eighth times this season, this is the first time this season that three males play twice in a row.
  • On the June 6, 2006 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant.
  • On the June 8, 2006 episode, three females play for the seventh time this season.
  • On the June 9, 2006 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the June 12 and 16, 2006 episodes, three males play for the ninth and tenth times this season, this is the second time this season that three males play twice in a row.
  • On the June 22, 2006 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant.
  • On the June 23, 2006 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the July 21, 2006 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant.
  • On the July 24, 2006 episode, three females play for the eighth time this season.
  • Season 22 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 28, 2006; which is not only the season finale, but it marks the last episode for Jeopardy! to be broadcast in standard definition television, but it was also the last non-HD episode ever. And it was also the last time ever that Korinna is used on video clues and in the 30-second thinking period of Final Jeopardy!.
  • Summer reruns air from July 31-September 8, 2006 with replacement fee plugs. Reruns later air on weekends from 2006-2007 and on Game Show Network under the GSN branding in the late 2000s.
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