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Season 34 (2017-2018)Edit

Season changes:

  • The opening credits have changed to various items with written responses depending on the episode airs, and with game board designs behind them before switching over to the Jeopardy! logo at the end, also with a game board design behind it. Finally, the Jeopardy! logo then zooms forward, in which the "A" reveals the 2013-present set.
  • The font for the contestant introductions and Final Jeopardy! winnings were changed to Helvetica starting with this season.
  • Korinna came back to the closing credits starting with this season.
  • This is the last season where Kevin McCarthy is the director as he retired after the season ended, with Clay Jacobsen taking over the next season.
  • The copyright notice is changed to a header reading "Follow Us", with logos for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • A rule change that started on November 24, 2014, early in Season 31, if two or three regular contestants are tied after the Final Jeopardy! round, a tiebreaker clue will be played, if a contestant rings in the correct response, he or she is the champion. This occurred the first time on March 1, 2018.
  • The Tournament of Champions returned in November after two years of absence.
  • The dividers used during Final Jeopardy! are now retractable.
  • Starting with this season, the contestants no longer walk away from their podiums, they were now standing behind their podiums during the closing credits.
  • On later episodes aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays, they don't have Johnny saying "Promotional consideration provided by". For other weekdays, Johnny said, "Jeopardy! is also brought to you by".

This season:

  • On the October 17, 2017 episode, Manny Abell, a Naval officer from Lacey, Washington wins the game with $1, the second time it happened in Jeopardy! non-tournament history, and first since the January 19, 1993 episode.
  • Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York wins $411,000 as a 12-day champion and was also a finalist in the Tournament of Champions this year.
  • Due to Alex's brain surgery, the College Championship is delayed until early April.
  • On the September 29, 2017 episode, three males play for the first time this season, this is the first all-male game since July 4, 2017 [Austin, Colin and Jim].
  • On the October 2 and 6, 2017 episodes, there are two female contestants and one male contestant, this is the first time this season that a male champion plays against two female challengers twice in a row [Austin, Veryl, Bonnie, Rebekah and Diana].
  • On the October 16 and 18, 2017 episodes, there are two female contestants and one male contestant, this is the second time this season that a male champion plays against two female challengers twice in a row [Manny, Emily, Jayanthi, Joanna and Chelsea].
  • On the October 19, 2017 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Joanna, Justin and Tom].
  • On the October 31, 2017 episode, three males play for the second time this season [Anand, Patrick and Byron].
  • On the November 3, 2017 episode, three females play for the first time this season, this is the first all-female game since April 5, 2017 [Monica, Kara and Nicole].
  • The Tournament of Champions aired from November 6-17, 2017.
  • On the November 20, 2017 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Unless if Alex is a male].
  • On the November 27, 2017 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Unless if Hillary is a female].
  • On the November 30, 2017 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Matt, Lilly and Lisa].
  • On the December 14, 2017 episode, three males play for the third time this season [Bryce, Craig and Brennan].
  • On the December 15, 2017 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Craig, Kirsten and Denise].
  • On the January 11, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Gilbert, Julie and Rebecca].
  • On the January 15, 2018 episode, three males play for the fourth time this season [Gilbert, Steve and Tyler].
  • On the January 19, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Lee, Rachel and Sarah].
  • On the January 24, 2018 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Rachel, Del and Eric].
  • On the January 26, 2018 episode, three females play for the second time this season [Rachel, Jennifer and Melissa].
  • On the January 30 and February 2, 2018 episodes, there are two female contestants and one male contestant, this is the third time this season that a male champion plays against two female challengers twice in a row [Ryan, Emily, Brandey, Caitlin and Jenny].
  • On the February 8, 2018 episode, three males play for the fifth time this season [John, Marty and Alex].
  • On the February 15, 2018 episode, three males play for the fifteenth time this season [Unless if Shawn is a male].
  • On the February 19 and 23, 2018 episodes, there are two female contestants and one male contestant, this is the fourth time this season that a male champion plays against two female challengers twice in a row [Rob, Kate, Florence, Alan, Kate and Mary].
  • On the February 20, 2018 episode, three males play for the sixth time this season [Rob, John and Damien].
  • On the March 6, 2018 episode, three males play for the seventh time this season [Matt, Jack and Rob].
  • On the March 8, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Lane, Hannah and Liz].
  • On the March 13, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [unless if Paris is a female].
  • On the March 15, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Peter, Tracey and Amy].
  • On the March 16, 2018 episode, three males play for the eighth time this season [Peter, Dan and Rahul].
  • On the March 20, 2018 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Lisa, A.J. and John].
  • On the March 21, 2018 episode, three females play for the fourth time this season [Rebecca, Natasha and Lynn].
  • On the March 23, 2018, episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Lynn, Tristan and Daniel].
  • On the April 5, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Jack, Kristin and Arielle].
  • On the April 6, 2018 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Kristin, Andrews and Dominick].
  • The College Championship aired from April 9-20, 2018.
  • On the May 4, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [All of their names start with J: Josh, Jessica and Julie].
  • The Teachers Tournament aired from May 7-18, 2018.
  • On the May 29, 2018 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Virginia, Jeffery and Tim].
  • On the May 30 and 31, 2018 episodes, there are two female contestants and one male contestant, this is the fifth time this season that a male champion plays against two female challengers twice in a row [Jeffery, Amanda, Amy, Maryanne and Skyler].
  • On the June 1, 2018 episode, three males play for the tenth time this season [Jeffery, Ian and Dan]
  • On the June 6, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Joe, Michelle and Sharon].
  • On the June 7, 2018 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Michelle, Mirza and Andy].
  • On the June 8, 2018 episode, three males play for the eleventh time this season [Mirza, David and John].
  • On the June 11, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [David, Tracey and Catherine].
  • On the June 26, 2018 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Kelly, Jeff and Andrew].
  • On the July 3, 2018 episode, there are two male contestants and one female contestant [Suzanne, Jim and Dave].
  • On the July 4 and 6, 2018 episodes, three females play for the fifth and sixth times this season, this is the first time this season that three females play twice in a row [Suzanne, Liz, Kate, Marilyn, Beth and Lauren].
  • On the July 9 and 13, 2018 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 [Lauren, Wes, Ray, Michelle, Vincent and Brian].
  • On the July 11, 2018 episode, three males play for the twelfth time this season [Wes, George and Stel].
  • On the July 12, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Wes, Michelle and Johanna].
  • On the July 24, 2018 episode, there are two female contestants and one male contestant [Dave, Beth and Tara].
  • On the July 25 and 26, 2018 episodes, three males play for the thirteenth and fourteenth time this season, this is the first time this season that three males play twice in a row [Dave, Burt, Ron, Ian and Rick].
  • Season 34 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 11, 2017.
  • Season 34 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 27, 2018.
  • Summer reruns air from July 30, 2018 until the Friday before the next season premieres. Reruns later air on weekends from 2018-2019.
  • The 2017 Tournament of Champions was reran from July 30-August 10, 2018.
  • The 2018 College Championship was reran from August 13-24, 2018.
  • The 2018 Teachers Tournament was reran from August 27-September 7, 2018.
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