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Season 37 (2020-2021)Edit

Season changes Edit

  • Harry Friedman retired, and Mike Richards became executive producer, while Ken Jennings became consulting producer.[1]
  • Ken Jennings became a consulting producer, who presented special video categories, developing projects, assisting with contestant outreach, and serving as a general ambassador for the show.
  • Beginning with this season, the set was redesigned in honor of the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • New contestant podiums were added. The contestant podiums became wider spaced apart.
    • Alex's podium became spaced six feet, giving the set a more contestant friendly atmosphere.
    • The large monitor next to Alex's podium became a lighted-white border, and mounted on two brown posts.
    • The background became a darker shade of blue, giving the set a more studio friendly atmosphere.
    • The curved shapes became a lavender and maroon color, giving the set a more colorful friendly.
    • The pillar on the right side of the game board is no longer seen, and was removed from the set.
    • There are two golden arches on the stage floor, one is the game board, and one is the contestant podiums.
    • The last two modifications are carried over from The Greatest of All Time special.
    • Unlike its sister show Wheel of Fortune, there are no audiences to be present until the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
  • The opening credits have changed to a new version of the globe logo, with the Jeopardy! logo appearing on the ring. The globe zooms in, and we see various photographs and stock footage of his career. Finally, the photographs and stock footage disappear to reveal the globe, and the Jeopardy! logo zooms out, with the globe behind it. Then, it zooms forward to reveal the set.
  • The Daily Double and Video Daily Double graphics gained a new look to match the season's title card.
  • The split-screen credits gained a new look to match the season's title card.
  • Starting this season, the white flash reveals the new logo for Sony Pictures Television, and became "Sony Pictures Television Studios".
  • As the contestant calls out the category with the dollar figure, the entire board is no longer shown on camera.
  • The rounds include music and stings from the Jeopardy! video game by Ubisoft and Frima Studios.

This season:

  • Season 37 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 14, 2020.
  • Zach Newkirk, an attorney from Washington, D.C. who won his fourth game on the season 36 finale aired June 12, 2020, is unable to return as champion. His fifth game was put on hold until a later date this season.
  • Season 37 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 30, 2021.
  • Summer reruns kicks off on August 3, 2021.

References Edit

  1. https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/09/03/jeopardy-season-37-returns-soon-bring-ken-jennings-back/5704120002/
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