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Posted by David Lambert
8/25/2005
 
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NOTE: We've corrected some information in the article; the set will not feature Jennings' first appearance, just his last.

What's America's Favorite Quiz Show
and What's It Doing on November 8?

JEOPARDY! COMING TO DVD

Five of the Emmy Award-Winning Quiz Show's Most Popular Episodes Starring
Alex Trebek and Featuring All-Star Player Ken Jennings
Debut on DVD November 8 with Exclusive Bonus Features

Culver City, CA - All of your questions will be answered on November 8 when America's favorite quiz show JEOPARDY! debuts on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The single disc DVD contains five of the most-watched episodes from the wildly popular game show including Alex Trebek's premiere episode, the last episodes of Ken Jennings' famous winning streak, and all three episodes from the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions. Available for $19.94 SLP, the DVD also features exclusive bonus material including a sneak peek behind the scenes of Jeopardy!

Created and executive produced by Merv Griffin ("Wheel of Fortune"), Jeopardy! originally debuted on March 30, 1964. Griffin, unhappy with the quality of game shows on the air, took the classic quiz show format and added his own unique twist. The twist - giving the players the answers and having them come up with the questions - made Jeopardy! one of the most successful game shows in TV history. Today's Jeopardy! launched with Alex Trebek as host in 1984. With more than 12 million viewers daily, Jeopardy! is second only to Wheel of Fortune in the Nielsen ratings and has been the second-highest rated series in syndication for 71 consecutive sweeps periods. Since its 1984 syndicated debut, Jeopardy! has been honored with 25 Daytime Emmy Awards, including 10 for Best Game Show. Host Alex Trebek has also won three Emmys for Outstanding Game Show Host.

In 2004, Jeopardy! enjoyed an unexpected ratings boost (surpassing its rival Wheel of Fortune) when contestant Ken Jennings went on a 74-day winning streak and earned more than $2.5 million, setting a new record for total game show winnings and a Jeopardy! record for highest amount ever won in a single day ($75,000).

Jeopardy! Episodes Include:

EPISODE #1 - JEOPARDY!'S 1ST
EPISODE #4657 - KEN'S 75TH
EPISODE #4781 - ULTIMATE I: ANYONES GAME
EPISODE #4782 - ULTIMATE II: BRAD TAKES CONROL
EPISODE #4783 - ULTIMATE III: THE FINAL SHOWDOWN

DVD Special Features Include:

  • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
  • Full Screen Presentations
  • Audio English (Stereo)
  • Bonus Previews
  • Featurette: 21 Years of Questions and Answers
  • Featurette: Behind the Answers
  • Featurette: What Does It Take to Get a Clue?
  • Watch Jeopardy Through Five Exclusive Camera Angles
  • Exclusive On-line Bonus Content Powered by Net Blender
DVD SPECS:
Not Rated
Color
Closed Captioned
Running Time: 143 minutes
SLP: $19.94

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