You’re going to get another chance to see many of your recent favourites again on Jeopardy!.
Executive Producer Michael Davies announced today in a post on Jeopardy.com that a second chance tournament will be preceding the 2022 Tournament of Champions, and that tournament will feed at least one more player into the 2022 Tournament.
In this post, Davies also speaks of a few other items. Firstly, the champion of the currently-running Jeopardy! National College Championship will be in the 2022 Tournament. Secondly, the 4th placed player from the Jeopardy! National College Championship will be invited to this tournament, so that their career does not end without a loss. Thirdly, this Second Chance Tournament will be restricted to only those who have played since the cutoff for the most recent Tournament of Champions.
Davies is also planning on a Jeopardy! Book Club.
Editorially: I think that this is an absolutely stellar idea. Davies has not ruled out bringing other popular contestants from the past that the show thinks should get a second chance, and I look forward to seeing that as well. Davies’ specifically addressing the JNCC format issue was also welcome (Davies said specifically, “It’s an imperfect solution that resulted from necessary changes to the original tournament format and the fixed number of hours we were committed to deliver.”)
Which recent contestants would you like to see again? Leave a comment!
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