“Danger!” Fans will be able to see a new competition in 2023 – with some familiar faces.
The show announced that its former Teen Tournament contestants will be returning for a High School Reunion Tournament.
The tournament will reunite 27 alumni from previous Teen Tournaments to reinterpret the National College Championship format.
The young contestants – who are now college or graduate students – will compete over a 14-day event for a $100,000 grand prize and a place in the Tournament of Champions.
The format includes nine quarterfinals games, three semifinals games, and a two-day total points final.
“We didn’t want to lose that college energy [this season]’ announced Executive Producer Michael Davies on Monday’s episode of his Inside Jeopardy! Podcast. “We knew we had these 27 players, all college-aged, from our existing ‘Jeopardy!’ community so this was a great opportunity to bring them back.”
Former contestants who will compete include Claire Sattler, winner of Season 35 Teen Tournament I, now a senior at Yale University, and Teen Tournament II champion Avi Gupta, now a senior at Stanford University .
Other candidates include Justin Bolsen, a freshman at Brown University; Maggie Brown, junior at the University of West Florida; Tim Cho, senior at Columbia University; Jack Izzo, senior at Northwestern University; Jackson Jones, a junior at Vanderbilt University; Rohan Kapileshwari, senior at the University of Texas at Austin; and Shriya Yarlagadda, a sophomore at Harvard University.
The news comes after “Jeopardy!” named Amy Schneider the winner of the “Tournament of Champions” on November 21. She is the first openly transgender contestant to compete in the tournament and won the $250,000 grand prize.
The danger! High School Reunion Tournament will air February 20 through March 9.
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