Long-running game show Jeopardy! is by no means an obscurity. At least not the current syndicated incarnation, hosted by Alex Trebeck since 1984. But fans of Jeopardy! don’t often have the opportunity to watch episodes from the show’s early years. Aside from reruns on cable channel Game Show Network and limited “Best Of” packages on streaming services Hulu and Netflix, older episodes of Jeopardy! aren’t readily available.
Starting today, Jeopardy! will air four weeks of select episodes from the Jeopardy! Vault, including the very first episode.
Here’s the full schedule:
JULY 20-24: Best of Jeopardy!’s First Decade
Mon., July 20 First Jeopardy! Episode
Tue., July 21 First Jeopardy! Surprise Ending
Wed., July 22 First Super Champion: Chuck Forrest
Thu., July 23 First $100,000 Champion: Frank Spangenberg
Fri., July 24 First Big Tournament Final: 10th Anniversary
JULY 27-31: Best of Celebrity Jeopardy!
Mon., July 27 Carol Burnett, Regis Philbin, Donna Mills
Tue., July 28 Jodie Foster, Nathan Lane, Harry Connick Jr.
Wed., July 29 Jeff Probst, Charles Barkley, Martha Stewart
Thu., July 30 Wayne Brady, Dana Delany, Eric Idle
Fri., July 31 Michael McKean, Cheech Marin, Jane Curtin
AUGUST 3-7: Million Dollar Masters Quarterfinals
AUGUST 10-12: Million Dollar Masters Semifinals
AUGUST 13-14: Million Dollar Masters Finals
And here’s a vintage Jeopardy! promotional spot repurposed to promote the upcoming episodes from the Jeopardy! Vault:
Check your local listings to see when Jeopardy! airs in your market. You may need to set your DVR to record repeats or reruns.
2 Replies to “Jeopardy! Airing 4 Weeks of Episodes From the Vault”
Sigh, I have no DVR to set, or other means of recording shows. But thank you for the repurposed advertisement. I remember enjoying seeing Alex Trebeck as an “adventure hero” when the ads originally aired. It’s fun seeing him in that role once more.
I’m a Jeopardy addict. If only I could get my wife to share my addiction. I’ve written about some past game shows on my Leave it to Beaver website, but haven’t tackled Jeopardy yet. If I do, it’ll have to be pre-Trebek, since I only write about 60s at the latest.
Of the ones that aired in July and August, I did see some of the first decade and Million Dollar finials. Great shows!