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Season 36 (2019-2020)Edit

Season changes:

  • The opening credits have changed to CGI animations of various 3D objects, depending on when the episode airs. Categories from the Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy! round segments appear onscreen, with their corresponding subjects surrounding them. Then, we see the Jeopardy! logo zooming out to the center of the screen, with golden beams of light appearing on both sides of the screen, and creating a purplish sky background. Finally, the Jeopardy! logo then zooms forward, in which the "A" reveals the 2013-present set.
  • The contestant introductions, Daily Double, Audio Daily Double, Video Daily Double, Double Jeopardy!, and Final Jeopardy! graphics gained a new look to match the season's title card.
  • The split-screen closing credits gained a new look to match the season's title card.
  • The Daily Double logo next to the contestant's right shoulder now has a shadow outline.
  • This is the last season Harry Friedman is the executive producer after announcing his retirement from both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! prior to the start of the season. Mike Richards became the new executive producer at the start of the 2020-2021 season.
  • This the first season to have the Sports Jeopardy! music package in the College Championship.
  • This is the third season not to have 230 half-hour episodes since Season 2.

This season:

  • Season 36 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 9, 2019.
  • On September 12, 2019, three male contestants play for the first time since July 16, 2019 [Unless if J.J. was a male contestant].
  • On September 25, 2019, three male contestants play for the second time this season.
  • Jason Zuffranieri's winning streak continues until September 26, 2019, after having won 19 games and over $500,000 in regular-play winnings.
  • On October 3, 2019, a combined score of less than $15,200 going into Final Jeopardy! happens for the first time since April 2018, the leader having less than $5,600 going into Final Jeopardy! happens for the first time since December 2015 and more than $8,000 being wasted because of the unplayed clues that happens for the first time since September 2018.
  • On October 4, 2019, the 8,000th episode aired on this date, with one male contestant and two female contestants.
  • On October 8, 2019, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • On October 11, 2019, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • On October 15, 2019, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • On October 30, 2019, three male contestants play for the third time this season.
  • On November 1, 2019, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • The 2019 Tournament of Champions airs from November 4-15, 2019. James Holzhauer, Emma Boettcher, and Francois Barcomb face off in the finals
    • Holzhauer wins the tournament with the $250,000 top prize, defeating Boettcher the second time they match up.
  • On November 21, 2019, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • On November 29, 2019, one male contestant and two female contestants play [Unless if Alex is a male].
  • On December 4, 2019, three female contestants play for the first time this season and for the first time since March 7, 2019.
  • On the December 4–16, 2019 episodes, Jennifer Quail surpasses Larissa Kelly as the second-winningest female contestant, having won $228,800 in eight games.
  • On December 10, 2019, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • On December 13, 2019, three female contestants play for the second time this season.
  • On December 20, 2019, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • On December 26, 2019, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • On December 27, 2019, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • On January 9, 2020, three female contestants play for the third time this season.
  • On January 10, 2020, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • On January 15, 2020, three female contestants play for the fourth time this season.
  • Starting with the January 20, 2020 episode, the closed captioning sponsor is announced, right after Alex Trebek revealed the Final Jeopardy! category, and right before going into the last commercial break.
  • On January 27, 2020, three female contestants play for the fifth time this season.
  • On February 3, 2020, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • On February 7, 2020, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • On February 11 and 13, 2020, one male contestant and two female contestants play, this is the first time that a male champion plays against two female challengers more than once.
  • On February 19, 2020, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • On February 20, 2020, three female contestants play for the sixth time this season.
  • On February 28, 2020, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • On March 11, 2020, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • On March 18, 2020, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • On April 2, 2020, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • Due to The Greatest of All Time special, the College Championship has been postponed until April 6, 2020.
  • On April 20, 2020, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • On April 28, 2020, three female contestants play for the seventh time this season.
  • On April 30, 2020, one female contestant and two male contestants play.
  • The Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time Encore Event airs from May 4-15, with Ken Jennings' first and last games (from 2004) airing on the 4th and the 15th. Since the Jeopardy! Greatest Of All Time originally aired on ABC as four one-hour shows, these episodes were edited down to eight half-hour episodes for syndication. This was done as a replacement for the Teachers Tournament, which was re-scheduled.
    • This marks the very first time Ken Jennings' 1st and 75th games are aired in syndication since 2004 (or possibly the weekend reruns from 2004-2006). His 75th game was previously re-aired in September 2009 as part of "The Best Of 25 Years."
  • The Week of May 18 consists of shows taped without an audience.
  • On May 22, 2020, three male contestants play for the fourth time this season.
  • The Teachers Tournament has been re-scheduled for May 25-June 5, 2020.
  • The Week of June 8 consists of shows taped without an audience.
  • On June 8, 2020, three female contestants play for the eighth time this season [Unless if Morgan is a female].
  • On June 11, 2020, one male contestant and two female contestants play.
  • Season 36 of Jeopardy! wraps up on June 12, 2020.
  • Summer reruns kicks off on June 15, 2020 as the tapings are currently suspended.
  • The June 15, 2020 rerun comes from Gilbert Collins's 3rd game (Original Airdate: January 12, 2018), the first game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 16, 2020 rerun comes from Part 2 of the 2018 College Championship finals with Dhurv Gaur. (Original Air Date: April 20, 2018), the second game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 17, 2020 rerun comes from Rachel Lindgren's 5th game (Original Airdate: January 25, 2018), the third game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 18, 2020 rerun comes from Ryan Fenster's 4th game with the football category (Original Airdate: February 1, 2018), the fourth game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 19, 2020 rerun comes from Rob Worman's 3rd game (Original Airdate: February 16, 2018), the fifth game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 22, 2020 rerun comes from Kyle Jones's 3rd game (Original Airdate: September 17, 2018), the sixth game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 23, 2020 rerun comes from Josh Hill's 5th game (Original Airdate: May 22, 2018), the seventh game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 24, 2020 rerun comes from Lindsey Shultz's 1st game (Original Airdate: March 14, 2019), the eighth game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 25, 2020 rerun comes from Alan Dunn's 5th game (Original Airdate: October 18, 2018), the ninth game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 26, 2020 rerun comes from Eric R. Backes's 2nd game (Original Airdate: February 12, 2019), the tenth game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 29, 2020 rerun comes from Anneke Garcia's 3rd game (Original Airdate: January 14, 2019), the eleventh game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The June 30, 2020 rerun comes from Steven Grade's 2nd game (Original Airdate: March 28, 2019), the twelfth game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The July 1, 2020 rerun comes from James Holzhauer's 28th game (Original Airdate: May 27, 2019), the thirteenth game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The July 2, 2020 rerun comes from Emma Boettcher's 1st game where she defeats James Holzhauer before he could break Ken Jennings's streak (Original Airdate: June 3, 2019), the fourteenth game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • The July 3, 2020 rerun comes from Part 1 of the 2019 Teachers Tournament finals with Francois Barcomb (Original Airdate: May 16, 2019), the final game of the 2019 Tournament of Champions encore event.
  • On July 6-17, 2020, The 2019 Tournament of Champions will re-air, with James Holzhauer winning the same tournament with $250,000.
  • On July 20-24, 2020, Reruns will air with throwbacks from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.
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