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‘Jeopardy!’ star Ken Jennings' ‘archrival’ was one of biggest challenges on path to becoming game show host

Ken Jennings is celebrating a milestone birthday. As the “Jeopardy!” champion-turned-game show host turns 50, here is a look back at his journey on the show. Jennings’ record-breaking win Ken Jennings won 74 consecutive games on “Jeopardy!,” setting a record which has yet to be broken. (Photo by Jeopardy Productions via Getty Images) Jennings made his “Jeopardy!” debut in June …

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'Jeopardy!' turns 60: Game show's new hosts, outraged fans and 'woke' questions in spotlight

“Jeopardy!” is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The trivia game show debuted on March 30, 1964, and ran for over 10 years before going off the air in January 1975. Following a brief break, during which a spinoff called “The All-New Jeopardy!” aired from 1978 to 1979, the version of the show audiences know and love today returned in September 1984, …

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Former ‘Price is Right’ producer shares protocol for contestants so excited they ‘pee their pants’

Hearing “Come on down!” on “The Price is Right” would make anyone excited, and there’s apparently plan in place if someone gets a little too excited. Former “Price is Right” and “Jeopardy!” producer Mike Richards told People recently that if someone accidentally wets their pants on set, production is prepared. “When I got there, they had a system in place …

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Former 'Jeopardy!' producer Mike Richards felt victimized after being fired one day into hosting game show

Since being fired as the replacement host of “Jeopardy!” in August 2021 shortly after longtime host Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer, Mike Richards has had time to reflect on the series of events that led to his termination. In a new interview, the former executive producer of “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” opened up about his whirlwind experience hosting …

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