James Holzhauer is taking intention at Jeopardy! producers after they introduced that Season 40 of the present would proceed amid the writers strike.
The Jeopardy! champion took to social media to name out producers of the sport present after government producer Michael Davies revealed on the Inside Jeopardy! podcast that the brand new season would recycle questions and contestants from the previous.
“If you don’t have time to listen, here’s the executive summary of today’s announcement,” Holzhauer posted on X, previously generally known as Twitter.
The sport present winner then cited the seemingly opposing feedback from Davies, including, “1:00-2:00: Jeopardy’s writers are invaluable and we couldn’t produce the show without them. 2:00-15:00: Here is how we will produce the upcoming season without them.”
Throughout the newest episode of Inside Jeopardy!, Davies mentioned on the prime of the podcast that he admired and missed the writers of the present.
“They are beloved and valued members of the Jeopardy! team, just as they value every other member of our team,” he mentioned earlier than itemizing all of the departments inside the present. “This really is a family who make this show who’ve been through a lot together over the last few years. And just the respect that everybody holds for each other is something remarkable about this program. And I think it comes across on air.”
After the primary couple of minutes of acknowledging the writers like Holzhauer on his social media put up, Davies then goes on to clarify how Season 40 will transfer ahead amid the writers strike.
Davies mentioned that Season 40’s “original plan” was to “extend the postseason” which would come with numerous tournaments that will’ve lasted about 15-16 weeks.
“The entire staff is committed to producing the best episodes we possibly can,” the EP mentioned. “But I understand that the best episodes that are possible, are episodes that feature our writers writing original material, and the very best contestants, as we’ve always put on the air playing that original material.”
Davies mentioned he realized that the postseason with Event of Champions must be postponed till the writers returned “and be able to write original material that the tournament deserves.”
“So we decided that really we needed to invite back and give a second chance in general to players who probably thought that their chance to come back and play on the Alex Trebek Stage had gone forever. So we’re going to open the season with a second chance tournament for players from Season 37, who lost their initial game, and winners from that will advance to a Season 37 and Season 38 champions wildcard,” Davies mentioned of Season 40.
The producer mentioned that it could all culminate in a Event of Champions. One other change for the brand new season is that the brand new pricing for second and third place would go into impact as of the brand new season which means that second place would win $3,000 and third place would get $2,000.
“Because I have no idea of the timing of when this ends when all of this can happen,” Davies added. “It’s tough for me right now to forecast what’s going to happen with the Season 40 postseason, that will take place during Season 41. I have been adamant that I want to do this at the same time. Every year. I got one year of doing that already got derailed. So we will attempt to get back on track. That is my plan. That is my promise.”
Teasing the primary a part of Season 40, Davies mentioned, “For the Season 37 and Season 38 contestants, the material that we’re going to be using is a combination of material that our WGA writers wrote before the strike, which is still in the database, and material that is being redeployed from multiple, multiple seasons of the show.” Davies famous that Celeb Jeopardy! is a unique state of affairs as every part had already been written earlier than the strike.