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Season 27 (2010-2011)Edit

Season changes:

  • The opening credits have changed to multicolored glass panels stacking on top of one another which forms the Jeopardy! logo with the camera panning out from the right. 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 Trebek stands in front of the game board, when the Final Jeopardy! category is revealed.
  • The Teachers Tournament made its debut in this season.
  • The color scheme in photography clues, and Daily Double clues changed to light blue with tinted horizontal streaked lines.

This season:

  • Season 27 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 13, 2010.
  • On the September 14, 2010, episode, Roger Craig sets a new one-day record of $77,000, surpassing Ken Jennings' previous record of $75,000.
  • On the October 15, 2010, episode, the 6,000th episode aired on this date. It is actually the 5,935th episode, complete with a full closing credit roll.
  • January 14, 2011 is the real 6,000th episode.
  • On the February 14-16, 2011 episodes, the IBM Challenge is held in upstate New York and is a three-day match between the Watson supercomputer, Ken Jennings, and Brad Rutter.
  • On the March 16, 2011 episode, this is the second episode, where only one-contestant Final Jeopardy! is used.
  • The first-ever Teachers Tournament is held May 2-13, 2011.
    • During the quarter-finals week of the opening introduction of the Teachers Tournament, Johnny Gilbert introduces the teacher contestants by announcing a brief description followed by their location and name.
    • The opening title sequence closely resembles that of Kids Week. This would remain in use until Season 29.
  • On the September 13, 2010 episode, which is the season premiere episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Meg, Scott and Roger].
  • On the September 20, 2010 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Roger, Mary and Marissa].
  • On the September 24, 2010 episode, three females play for the first time this season [Kara, Hillary and Lyssette], this is the first all-female game since July 28, 2010.
  • On the September 29, 2010 episode, three females play for the second time this season [Kara, Claire and Molly].
  • On the November 24, 2010 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Bob, Rebecca and Stephanie].
  • On the December 2, 2010 episode, three females play for the third time this season [Ariel, Kate and Francesca].
  • On the December 3, 2010 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Ariel, Andy and Josh].
  • On the December 17, 2010 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Tom, Nina and Theresa].
  • On the December 31, 2010 episode, three females play for the fourth time this season [Ellen, Allysen and Lynn].
  • On the January 4, 2011 episode, three males play for the first time this season [Unless if Alex is a male], this is the first all-male game since June 21, 2010.
  • On the January 14, 2011 episode, three males play for the second time this season [Anthony, John and Matt].
  • On the January 21, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Scott, Sandy and Amanda].
  • On the January 26, 2011 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Gitta, Tom and Ryan].
  • On the January 27, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Tom, Lisa and Kara].
  • On the February 2, 2011 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Molly, Fred and Mike].
  • On the February 9, 2011 episode, three males play for the third time this season [Paul, Daniel and Sean].
  • On the February 11, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Paul, Sarah and Kate].
  • On the March 9 and 10, 2011 episodes, three males play for the fourth and fifth times this season, this is the first time this season that three males play twice in a row [Unless if Quinn is a male, Mike, Harley, Tim and Evan].
  • On the March 11, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Tim, Mary and Katie].
  • On the March 23, 2011 episode, three females play for the fifth time this season [Unless if Jamie is a female].
  • On the April 1, 2011 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Amanda, Mark and Christopher].
  • On the April 6, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Christopher, Connie and Beth].
  • On the April 13, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Tim, Michelle and Sara].
  • On the April 18, 2011 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Sara, Andrew and John-Paul].
  • On the April 20, 2011 episode, three females play for the sixth time this season [Mary, Kirsten and Robin].
  • On the April 22, 2011 episode, three males play for the sixth time this season [Unless if K.C. is a male].
  • On the April 29, 2011 episode, three males play for the seventh time this season [Joe, Grant and Ian].
  • On the May 16, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Joe, Denise and Joyce].
  • On the May 27, 2011 episode, three females play for the seventh time this season [Chloe, Renee and Monica].
  • On the June 2, 2011 episode, three males play for the eighth time this season [Michael, Steve and Jericho].
  • On the June 7, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Sam, Lindsey and Crystal].
  • On the June 8, 2011 episode, three males play for the ninth time this season [Unless if Chris is a male].
  • On the June 13, 2011 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Amy, Nick and Daniel]
  • On the June 15, 2011 episode, three males play for the tenth time this season [Nick, John and Michael].
  • On the June 20, 2011 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Danielle, Sam and Jay].
  • On the June 27, 2011 episode, three males play for the eleventh time this season [Jay, Adam and Dan].
  • On the June 30, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Jeff, Meg and Rachel].
  • On the July 1, 2011 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Rachel, Josh and Ben].
  • On the July 4, 2011 episode during Kids Week, two middle-aged girls and one middle-aged boy play [Graham, Aria and Charlotte].
  • On the July 6, 2011 episode during Kids Week, two middle-aged boys and one middle-aged girl play [Emma, B.D. and Andrew]
  • On the July 11 and 15, 2011 episodes, there are two male contestants and one female contestant, this is the first time this season that a female champion plays against two male challengers twice in a row [Rachel, Damian, Christopher, Kathleen, Mark and Aric].
  • On the July 14, 2011 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Paul, Kathleen and Janet].
  • On the July 21, 2011 episode, three males play for the twelfth time this season [Mark, Sameer and Brian].
  • On the July 26, 2011 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Linda, Graig and Andrew].
  • Season 27 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 29, 2011.
  • Summer reruns air from August 1-September 16, 2011 with replacement fee plugs in those reruns. Reruns later air on weekends from 2011-2012.
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