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Season 24 (2007-2008)[]

Season changes:

  • Starting with the September 27, 2007 episode, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are distributed by CBS Television Distribution. The logo consists of a blue studio backdrop with spotlights and moving clouds, and the CBS logo with "CBS Television Distribution" written next to it. The KingWorld "Star Shooter" music is heard for the logo's first appearance, but it was later changed to an orchestral fanfare. However, the 1999 KingWorld thunderclap sound is still heard, likely due to sloppy plastering or an editing error.
  • The opening credits have changed to a bluish-black starry night background, and a game board with orange lines forming the Jeopardy! logo. After that, the completed Jeopardy! logo is revealed in gold. Soon after, the game board dissolves, as an orange line quickly forms behind the Jeopardy! logo. In the last stretch, the Jeopardy! logo then zooms forward to reveal the 2002-2009 set.
  • This is the both the last season to be distributed by KingWorld, and the first season to be distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
  • This is the last season with the 2001-2008 theme and the 1997-2008 "Think!" music. However, the former is occasionally used in promotional videos on the official Jeopardy! YouTube channel, and the latter is used in the J!6 game on the official Jeopardy! website.
  • This is also the last season with the 1984-2008 dollar figure loading pattern and sound effect.
  • The "DOUBLE" and "FINAL" in the Double and Final Jeopardy! cards are changed back to Impact; the "DOUBLE" now appears in gold, while the "FINAL" is reverted to a previous red coloration.
  • The contestant introductions and Final Jeopardy! winnings indicators are changed to cyan strips, with black text in a font resembling Arial, appearing somewhat similar to the ones used in Season 20.
  • The contestant introduction background resembles a blue grid.
  • The split-screen background changed to the same blue starry background in the first full closing credit roll episode of the season, which is the season premiere, and the Sony Pictures Studios credit fades in on the center-right, then the split-screen still cuts back to the full-screen closing sequence.
  • By the December 31, 2007 episode, the text on the right became larger, and the Sony Pictures Studios credit fades out after fading in before the closing sequence zooms in to fill the screen.
  • Bob Sofia became a coordinating producer.

This season:

  • Season 24 of Jeopardy! premieres on September 10, 2007.
  • On early episodes of this season (first 13 episodes), the show was still distributed by KingWorld.
  • October 8-12, 2007 is Kids Week.
  • The Tournament of Champions air from November 5-16, 2007.
    • On the November 13, 2007 episode, during the second semifinal game of the Tournament of Champions, there was a two-way tie at the end of the Final Jeopardy! round. Celeste answered the Tiebreaker question correctly and advanced to the finals, ultimately winning the Tournament of Champions.
    • To date, she is the last female Tournament of Champions winner and the last wildcard semifinalist to win the Tournament of Champions.
  • In May, Larissa Kelly became the first female contestant in the show's history to:
    • Have the longest winning streak on Jeopardy! by a female player in non-tournament play, winning six games, until it was broken by Stephanie Jass with seven games in Season 29, and Julia Collins with 20 games in Season 30.
    • Highest total winnings by a female player in non-tournament play, winning $222,597, until it was broken by Julia Collins with $428,100 in Season 30.
  • The Teen Tournament airs from February 11-22, 2008.
  • On May 2, 2008, for the first time, a champion who was defeated on the last show returned, due to a pen malfunction.
  • The College Championship was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and aired from May 5-16, 2008. This is the last time that the College Championship was held at a college campus.
  • Season 24 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 25, 2008, which not only marks the season finale, but also the last time that the 2001-2008 theme, the 1997-2008 "Think!" music, and the 1984-2008 dollar figure loading sound effect are used.
  • Summer repeats air from July 28 to September 6, 2008, with repeats later airing on weekends from September 13, 2008 to September 12, 2009.
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