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‘Jeopardy!’ Spinoff Ready to Roll Out Next Month

Aug 21, 2014  •  Post A Comment

The long-running syndicated game show “Jeopardy!” is about to spawn a spinoff. B&C reports that “Sports Jeopardy!” will debut Sept. 24 on Crackle and its platforms.

The spinoff is produced by Sony Pictures Television, as is the original game show. The new version will star NBC “Football Night in America” co-host Dan Patrick as its host and is set to air 52 episodes a year.

“Sports Jeopardy!” is “the only game show that rewards you for the hours you spend on your couch watching sports and being anti-social, so reward yourself, tune in, and play along,” Patrick said.

The chance to audition for the show prompted more than 30,000 contestants to register online, the story notes.

“Each contestant was then presented with a qualifying test of 30 clues in 30 sports-related categories for the first phase of the audition process,” the piece reports. “For those who passed that initial test, the second phase of auditions featured mock game play and a short interview. Qualified contestants who passed the test and interview and met all eligibility requirements went on to appear on the show.”

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