Jeopardy! History Wiki
Advertisement
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

Season 27 (2010-2011)[]

Season Changes[]

  • The opening credits have changed to multicolored glass panels stacking on top of one another, which forms the Jeopardy! logo. As the Jeopardy! logo is completed, blue glass panels above and below the Jeopardy! logo move in from the right and left simultaneously. Then the show's logo zooms forward, in which the "A" reveals the 2009-2013 set.
  • This is the last season where Alex stands in front of the game board when the Final Jeopardy! category and clue is revealed on its monitors. Starting in the next season, Alex sat at his podium, when the Final Jeopardy! category/clue is revealed on the monitor next to him.
  • The Teachers Tournament made its debut this season.
  • This is the last season for Lisa Finneran and Gary Johnson.
  • The color scheme in photography clues and Daily Double clues changed to light blue with tinted horizontal streaked lines.

September 2010[]

  • Season 27 of Jeopardy! kicked off on September 13, 2010.
  • Roger Craig made his Jeopardy! debut on the season premiere, and goes on to become a six-time champion, accumulating $230,200.
    • On his second appearance, which aired on September 14, 2010, he sets a new one-day record of $77,000, surpassing Ken Jennings' previous record of $75,000.
  • From September 22-29, 2010, Kara Spak becomes a five-time champion and accumulates $83,401.

October 2010[]

  • On October 15, 2010, the 6,000th episode of Jeopardy! aired.

November 2010[]

  • The College Championship ran from November 8-19, 2010.

December 2010[]

  • On the December 24, 2010 episode, Tom Nissley finishes with a 8-day total of $235,405.

January 2011[]

  • The real 6,000th episode aired on January 14, 2011.

February 2011[]

  • During the episodes shown from February 14-16, 2011, the IBM Challenge is held in upstate New York and is a three-day match between the Watson supercomputer, Ken Jennings, and Brad Rutter.
    • Watson wins the match, donating $1,000,000 to World Vision and World Community Grid
    • This is Brad Rutter's first defeat, but is not counted toward show records as the match is declared an exhibition

March 2011[]

  • The Teen Tournament aired from February 17-March 2, 2011.
  • The episode which aired on March 16, 2011 was just the fourth episode where only one contestant (Tom Kunzen) played Final Jeopardy!.
  • On the March 22, 2011 episode, Tom Kunzen finishes with a 5-day total of $133,402.

April 2011[]

  • On the April 11, 2011 episode, Christopher Short finishes with a 6-day total of $94,752.
  • On the April 27, 2011 episode, Brian Meacham finishes with a 4-day total of $90,500.

May 2011[]

  • From May 2-13, 2011, the Teachers Tournament was held for the first time.
    • During the quarter-finals week of the opening introduction of the Teachers Tournament, Johnny introduced the teacher contestants by announcing a brief description followed by their location and name, which would remain in use until Season 30.
    • The Teachers Tournament was the last Jeopardy! event to make its debut in the Alex Trebek era.
    • The opening title sequence closely resembles that of Kids Week, which would remain in use until Season 29.
    • Charles Temple became the first champion of the Teachers Tournament.

June 2011[]

  • On the June 27, 2011 episode, Jay Rhee finishes with a 5-day total of $107,203.

July 2011[]

  • Kids Week was held July 4-8, 2011.
  • On the July 21, 2011 episode, Mark Runsvold finishes with a 4-day total of $153,800.
  • Season 27 of Jeopardy! wrapped up on July 29, 2011.
  • Summer reruns aired from August 1-September 16, 2011 with replacement fee plugs in those reruns. Reruns later aired on weekends from 2011-2012.
Advertisement