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Season 33 (2016-2017)[]

Season Changes[]

  • The Jeopardy! bug added the hashtag next to the logo.
  • After a two-season hiatus, the Teen Tournament returns to the tournament rotation.
  • New opening sequence: a water-like museum shows photographs are shown in glass cubes before the peach Jeopardy! logo reaches its destination at the end. Finally, the peach Jeopardy! logo then zooms forward, revealing the 2013-present set.
  • There is a new sound effect for the dollar figures popping in on the game board, which continues to be used to the present day. It is also used for Saturday reruns of Season 32.
  • This is the last full season where the contestants walked away from their podiums during the closing credits, due to the contestants staying at their podiums for the whole show in the next season.
  • The gray border around the game board is now beveled.
  • The Teen Tournament finals will have $100,000 for 1st place, $50,000 for 2nd place, and $25,000 for 3rd place. Eliminated semi-finalists will get $10,000 and eliminated quarterfinalists will get $5,000. It's the same cash payout format since the 2004 College Championship.

September 2016[]

  • Season 33 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 12, 2016.

October 2016[]

  • On the October 5, 2016 episode, Seth Wilson finishes with a 12-day total of $265,002.

November 2016[]

  • For the Teen Tournament on November 9-22, 2016, all shows took place at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. They were taped during Season 32, and that's why they used the previous season's graphics on the game board. The font used for that tournament is Dom Casual.
    • DAR Constitution Hall was the last time that Jeopardy! took the show on the road in the Alex Trebek era and all-time.

December 2016[]

  • On the December 13, 2016 episode, Tim Aten finishes with a 7-day total of $107,499.
  • Also on the December 13, 2016, Cindy Stowell was one of the contestants the episode was taped on August 31, 2016. Stowell died of colon cancer eight days before that episode aired, on December 5, 2016.
  • At the end of the December 21, 2016, episode, Alex pays tribute in memory of Cindy Stowell, who became the first champion to have died before the Tournament of Champions, and the only posthumous champion so far.

January 2017[]

February 2017[]

  • On the February 6, 2017 episode, Alex delivers clues from the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.. This episode also reran on January 1, 2021 and again on August 27, 2021 as part of the Around the World with Alex episodes paying tribute to Alex Trebek.
    • Also on the February 6, 2017 episode, Lisa Schlitt finishes with a 6-day total of $139,100.
  • The College Championship aired from February 13-24, 2017.

March 2017[]

April 2017[]

May 2017[]

  • On the May 2, 2017 episode, Alan Lin finishes with a 6-day total of $123,600.
  • The Teachers Tournament aired from May 8-19, 2017.

June 2017[]

July 2017[]

  • On the July 7, 2017 episode, Jon Eisenman finishes with a 5-day total of $103,902.
  • On the July 27, 2017 episode, Justin Vossler finishes with a 5-day total of $110,000.
  • Season 33 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 28, 2017.
  • Summer reruns air from July 31, 2017, until the Friday before the next season premieres. Reruns later air on weekends from 2017-2018.
    • The 2016 Teen Tournament was reran from July 31-August 11, 2017.
    • The 2017 College Championship was reran from August 14-25, 2017.
    • The 2017 Teachers Tournament was reran from August 28-September 8, 2017.
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