A ‘pro-level’ ‘Jeopardy!’ spinoff may be coming soon

A “Jeopardy!” spinoff series starring the champions of the long-running game show may be headed to TV soon.

Executive producer Michael Davies revealed in a new interview with the New York Times how he’s thinking of creating a sister TV show that would air live and would be filled with master-level players.

“What we really need to develop is the pro-level version of the game,” Davies said.

He went on: “It seemed ridiculous to me that we have this sport where every single year we take all of our best players — we take our LeBrons [James] and our Dwyanes [Wade] — and we switch them all out.”

Davies added that producing another spinoff would make “a lot of my staff nervous.”

Another show — titled “Celebrity Jeopardy!” — premiered on Sunday and was hosted by Mayim Bialik.

Jeopardy! fans who enjoyed streaming past episodes of the series were more than a little bummed when, after a three-year run, the show suddenly disappeared from Netflix last summer. But fans’ long national nightmare is almost over: Free streamer Pluto TV has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to launch a 24/7 channel devoted to vintage episodes of the studio’s long-running quizzer, Vulture has learned. And in a (daily) double dose of good news, Pluto is also adding another channel devoted to Sony’s equally celebrated Wheel of Fortune. The two virtual channels are both set to debut August 1.
The beloved game show has been on since 1984.
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The show featured a slew of A-listers such as Constance Wu, “The Office” star B.J. Novak, Marvel actor Simu Liu, comedian Iliza Shlesinger, Aisha Tyler and the WNBA’s Candace Parker.

The latest season of “Jeopardy!” saw a series of contestants such as Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach and Ryan Long becoming true MVPs.

Davies also recently admitted that the trivia show’s rules could be changing soon as well.

He appeared on the “Inside Jeopardy!” podcast earlier this month and revealed that he’s thinking of giving contestants cash for answering all the clues in one category correctly.

“It’s a moment in the studio; it’s a great thing,” Davies said.

CELEBRITY JEOPARDY! - ÒQuarterfinal #1: Simu Liu, Ego Nwodim and Andy RichterÓ Ð On the series premiere of ÒCelebrity Jeopardy!,Ó host Mayim Bialik kicks off the first quarterfinal in the tournament-style series, SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Tyler Golden)
The “Big Bang Theory” star has been hosting “Jeopardy!” alongside Ken Jennings since 2021.

He added that the cash bonus will be a completely separate and extra reward and would not affect who won the game.

He continued: “It might also give incentive to people who are trailing to try and go into a category and get something from the game beyond their second or third place prize.”

Bialik, 46, and Ken Jennings, 48, have taken on hosting duties for “Jeopardy!” following the ousting of the show’s former executive producer, Mike Richards, last year.