With Season 34 wrapping up this week, eyes turn to next season: Season 35. What’s in store?
Here are a couple of frequent questions I’ve seen going into next season:
Will Alex Trebek Have A Beard?
Alex Trebek has been spotted with a beard doing promotional work for the show this summer:
— The Jeopardy! Fan (@_thejeopardyfan) June 22, 2018
Considering the feedback received when the news came out, it would not surprise me if Alex started the season with a beard but (either accidentally or deliberately) shaved it off a few weeks into the season.
Will There Be a Tournament of Champions?
The 2017 tournament came a full two years after the 2015 tournament did, the longest in the history of the show. I hate to say this, but I would not be surprised if this happened again. The show has done auditions for a Teen Tournament, so that is likely going to take the November tournament slot. Moreover, I would imagine that Jeopardy! still has sponsorship lined up with Farmers Insurance’s “Thank America’s Teachers” for May (coinciding with Teachers Week), I would venture that the show will, once again, go with three tournaments (to fit into six weeks of reruns), with the tournaments being Teen, College, and Teachers.
Looking into the future, I would also expect Season 36 to have at least one further week of non-regular play (if not more, especially as Alex is currently only contracted to host until 2020), as the show will also need to fill seven weeks of reruns that summer.
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