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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 an editing error.
  • New opening sequence: a bluish-black starry night background has a game board with orange lines forming the Jeopardy! logo. After that, the Jeopardy! logo is revealed in gold. Soon after, the game board disappears, as an orange forms behind the Jeopardy! logo. In the last stretch, the Jeopardy! logo zooms forward, revealing the 2002-2009 set (HD version).
  • 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.
  • On early episodes of this season (first 13 episodes), both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune were still distributed by KingWorld, featuring KingWorld's last logo from last season.
  • This is also the last season with the 1984-2008 dollar figure loading pattern and sound effect.
  • This is the last full season to feature the Clue Crew lineup of five members, the most amount in history, consisted of Cheryl Farrell, Sarah Whitcomb (now known as Sarah Whitcomb Foss), Jimmy McGuire, Jon Cannon, and Kelly Miyahara, and the last full season to have Cheryl Farrell as Clue Crew member.
  • 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.
  • Staring with this season, when the repeat champion is announced in introductions with his/her total winnings, the graphics now read X-Day instead of X-Day champ.
  • 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.

September 2007[]

  • Season 24 of Jeopardy! premieres on September 10, 2007.
  • On the September 27, 2007 episode, Alex delivers clues from the Kadena Air Force Base in Japan. This episode also reran on December 23, 2020 and again on August 18, 2021 as part of the Around the World with Alex episodes paying tribute to Alex Trebek.
  • Also on the September 27, 2007 episode, the CBS Television Distribution logo made its debut, replacing the KingWorld logo.

October 2007[]

  • October 8-12, 2007 is Kids Week.
  • On the October 25, 2007 episode, there is a well-known incident in the Final Jeopardy! round. With the category 16th CENTURY NAMES and the clue being "Paul III roared at him, 'I have waited 30 years for your services. Now I'm pope, can't I satisfy my desire?'", contestant Kevin Antonio writes down "Who is Lady Godiva" which results in laughter from both Alex and the audience. Alex responds with "I'd give you a yes just for the humor!" before ruling Kevin's response incorrect.
  • Also on the October 25, 2007, Nick Swezey finishes with a 3-day total of $76,702.

November 2007[]

  • On the November 2, 2007 episode, Paul Glaser finishes with a 5-day total of $121,802.
  • The Tournament of Champions air from November 5-16, 2007.
    • On the November 6, 2007 episode, Alex delivers clues from Machu Picchu in Peru. This episode also reran on December 24, 2020 and again on August 19, 2021 as part of the Around the World with Alex episodes paying tribute to Alex Trebek.
    • 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.

December 2007[]

  • On the December 3, 2007 episode, Lisa Klink finishes with a 5-day total of $70,150.
  • On the December 26, 2007 episode, Cora Peck finishes with a 5-day total of $116,803.

January 2008[]

  • On the January 4, 2008 episode, In Dan Pawson's 7-game winning streak, he won with just $200. He is the only player with a record of winning under $1,000 among champions who have won 5 or more in a row so far.
  • On the January 9, 2008 episode, Dan Pawson finishes with a 9-day total of $170,902. He becomes first 6+times champ since Kevin Marshall, and Longest gap between 6-time+ champions in Jeopardy! history (370 regular play games).

February 2008[]

  • On the February 1, 2008 episode, Jeopardy aired the longest credit roll of all time.
  • The Teen Tournament airs from February 11-22, 2008.

March 2008[]

April 2008[]

  • On the April 11, 2008 episode, Deborah Fitzgerald finishes with a 4-day total of $55,901.

May 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 with a road show theme.
  • 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, Julia Collins with 20 games in Season 30, and Amy Schneider with 40 games in Season 38.
    • 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 and Amy Schneider with $1,382,800 in Season 38.

June 2008[]

  • On the June 11, 2008 episode, Donna Vogel finishes with a 4-day total of $82,599.
  • On the June 20, 2008 episode, Dave Simpson finishes with a 4-day total of $88,901.

July 2008[]

  • On the July 11, 2008 episode, Aaron Schroeder finishes with a 5-day total of $127,902. In addition, the game also ended in a tie resulting in co-champions. However, both co-champions were both defeated by Carolyn D'Aquila in his last game.
  • On the July 25, 2008 episode, Mark Wales finishes with a 5-day total of $141,804.
  • 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 5, 2008, with repeats later airing on weekends from September 13, 2008 to September 12, 2009.
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