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06.11.2020

‘JEOPARDY!’ TO SHOWCASE BIG CHAMPIONS AND BIG WINS IN LEAD-UP TO ENCORE PRESENTATION OF 2019 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

JEOPARDY!’ TO SHOWCASE BIG CHAMPIONS AND BIG WINS

IN LEAD-UP TO ENCORE PRESENTATION OF

2019 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

 

Three-Week Spotlight Series Starts June 15

 

Tournament of Champions Encore Presentation Begins July 6

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (June 11, 2020) ­– JEOPARDY! is taking a new approach to its summer programming: instead of simply re-airing this season’s Tournament of Champions, the show will reintroduce the 15 top players whose stellar performances cemented their spots in the tournament. Starting June 15, over the course of three weeks, JEOPARDY! will focus each day on one of the 15 TOC contestants, giving viewers an opportunity to revisit what the producers have selected as their “best win”. An encore presentation of the 2019 Tournament of Champions will follow, starting July 6.

 

For the first time, we have a chance to shine a light on each individual player before we revisit a big tournament,” said JEOPARDY! Executive Producer Mike Richards. “Some of these contestants played quite a while ago, so we hope that highlighting their biggest games will provide a deeper understanding of their specific strengths and how they earned their places in the Tournament of Champions.”

 

Highlighted players and games will include James Holzhauer, holder of more JEOPARDY! records than anyone, as well as the player who finally defeated him, Emma Boettcher. More information about the TOC contestants can be found on the following page. The full schedule is as follows; it can also be found on Jeopardy.com: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/news-events/summer-kicks-big-champions-and-big-wins

 

June 15-19

Spotlight On: Gilbert Collins, Dhruv Gaur, Rachel Lindgren, Ryan Fenster, Rob Worman

 

June 22-26

Spotlight On: Kyle Jones, Josh Hill, Lindsey Shultz, Alan Dunn, Eric R. Backes

 

June 29-July 3

Spotlight On: Anneke Garcia, Steven Grade, James Holzhauer, Emma Boettcher, Francois Barcomb

 

July 6-10

2019 Tournament of Champions, presented by Consumer Cellular – Week 1

 

July 13-17

2019 Tournament of Champions, presented by Consumer Cellular – Week 2

 

Check local listings for show times and stations.

 

JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show™, and its host Alex Trebek are preparing for their 37th season in syndication. With a weekly audience of 23 million viewers, JEOPARDY! is the top-rated quiz show on television, and has received numerous awards and honors. The show holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show, and it received a Peabody Award for “celebrating and rewarding knowledge.” JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.

 

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Press Contacts:

Alison Shapiro Cooke

Director of Communications | JEOPARDY!

(310) 244-6514

alison_shapiro@spe.sony.com

 

Susie Eun

Senior Publicity Manager | JEOPARDY!

(310) 244-6517

susie_eun@spe.sony.com



 

2019 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS ROSTER

 

Name

Hometown

Season

 

Total Winnings

Games Won

James Holzhauer

Las Vegas, Nev.

35

 

$2,462,216

32

Josh Hill

North Little Rock, Ark.

34

 

$163,721

7

Ryan Fenster

Seatac, Wash.

34

 

$156,497

7

Kyle Jones

Aurora, Colo.

35

 

$145,403

7

Rob Worman

Edina, Minn.

34

 

$133,900

6

Alan Dunn

Johns Creek, Ga.

35

 

$120,802

5

Steven Grade

Atlanta, Ga.

35

 

$115,501

5

Eric R. Backes

Oviedo, Fla.

35

 

$105,602

4

Anneke Garcia

Salt Lake City, Utah

35

 

$104,497

4

Lindsey Shultz

Pittsburgh, Penn.

35

 

$101,002

4

Emma Boettcher

Chicago, Ill.

35

 

$97,002

3

Gilbert Collins

Princeton, N.J.

34

 

$84,201

5

Rachel Lindgren

Bend, Ore.

34

 

$75,999

5

Dhruv Gaur

Gainesville, Ga.

34

 

$100,000

College Champion

Francois Barcomb

New Paltz, N.Y.

35

 

$100,000

Teachers Champion

VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT: JEOPARDY! Announces 2019 Tournament of Champions Roster







Press:

Alison Shapiro
310-244-6514
Alison_Shapiro@spe.sony.com

Susie Eun
310-244-6517
susie_eun@spe.sony.com