As the threat of the coronavirus’s wide-spreading capabilities quickly became more of a harsh reality a couple of months ago, millions of events, businesses and operations were shutdown in a dramatic and necessary effort to quell the contagious and lethal virus. This also forced several movie and television companies to postpone their productions in progress including The Amazing Race, The Price Is Right and Wheel of Fortune. Despite this quarantine period, a few shows are still finding ways to entertain the masses such as Let’s Make A Deal has been airing abbreviated episodes without at-home contestants, Saturday Night Live filmed two entire episodes remotely and Jeopardy! is re-airing some of its more popular episodes for the next couple of weeks.
Starting today through Friday, May 15 due to the cancelled tapings and lack of new episodes in the interim, the long-running syndicated A&Q quiz show is giving viewers another opportunity to watch two special series of episodes. The first (airing May 4 and May 15) is a pair of shows from Ken Jennings’ original run: his very first game originally airing on June 2, 2004 and his final game where met his Waterloo against Nancy Zerg on November 30, 2004. Between those two episodes will be the second encore of the Jeopardy! Greatest Of All Time Tournament from May 5-May 14 featuring Brad Rutter, James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings duking it out in a best-of-seven series for $1 million and the coveted title of the greater Jeopardy! champion ever (Spoiler Alert!).
Tuning into these shows for the next two weeks is an excellent way to pass the time and once again become a witness to American game show greatness. Check your local listings for air times.