We’re Stuck With ‘Jeopardy!’ Reruns for a Bit, but New Episodes Will Be Back Soon!
The most recent season of Jeopardy! was one of a kind, but it'll never be the same without Alex Trebek.
After then-executive producer Mike Richards secured, then relinquished within a week, the full-time role in September 2021, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings and actress Mayim Bialik were named permanent rotating hosts.
But after quite the historic and eventful season, fans are beginning to notice that the episodes currently airing aren't very challenging — because they're reruns. Why is Jeopardy! only airing reruns right now?
Why is ‘Jeopardy!’ airing reruns right now? When does the new season start?
Season 38 of Jeopardy! ended on July 29, and Season 39 is currently slated to return starting Sept. 12, giving viewers a bit of time between the two seasons. The new season will bring back Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach, Amy Schneider, Ryan Long, and many more for the highly-anticipated Tournament of Champions.
‘Jeopardy!’ is airing six weeks of producer-favorite episodes.
In the interim, though, Jeopardy! will be sharing some producer-favorite episodes from Season 38.
"But instead of repeating our tournaments as we have in the past, this year, my fellow producers and I have handpicked six weeks of some of our favorite episodes of the season," executive producer Michael Davies wrote in a statement.
He added that the six weeks of episodes will feature the show's "closest games, super-champions, and some of the people who will be announced as part of our inaugural Second Chance competition."
Speaking of announcements, Jeopardy! executive producer Michael Davies also revealed who will take over permanent hosting duties of the syndicated series — can you take a guess? If not, take a look below.
'Jeopardy!' finds its permanent hosts in Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik.
Yes, the new hosts of Jeopardy! are Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik!
"In Mayim and Ken, we have two outstanding hosts at the beginning of their Jeopardy! hosting careers who connect with their own unique fanbases, new fans, and the traditional Jeopardy!" Michael said in a statement.
He noted that since Ken and Mayim took over hosting duties, the quiz show is "considerably up in viewership year over year, with more than 27M viewers tuning in each week this season." Wow, we love to see it!
As for how Season 39 will work with two hosts, Michael announced that Ken will "kick off the season in September, host the inaugural Second Chance competition and the heavily anticipated Tournament of Champions."
In the meantime, Mayim will host Celebrity Jeopardy! until January, when she will officially take over from Ken and host brand-new Jeopardy! tournaments in addition to the annual National College Championship.