March 20, 2024


Jeopardy celebrates 60th birthday

JEOPARDY! Turns 60: A Diamond Celebration Begins

JEOPARDY!, America's beloved quiz show, is gearing up for an extraordinary milestone as it celebrates its 60th anniversary. To commemorate this significant occasion, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is rolling out the red carpet for fans with the launch of the "60th Diamond Celebration" campaign. This year-long extravaganza promises to be filled with engaging experiences, exclusive merchandise, and a nationwide road tour, all dedicated to honoring the remarkable legacy of JEOPARDY!.

I have been watching JEOPARDY! for as long as I can remember. Every weekday as a child and even as an adult, I couldn't wait to hear the theme music and announcer Johnny Gilbert say "This is JEOPARDY!" and for the majority of the episodes I've watched, follow that sentence with "and now here is the host of JEOPARDY!, Alex Trebek". The host has changed but the spirit of the show has remained the same.

"JEOPARDY! has been America’s favorite sport of the mind for six decades, captivating audiences of all ages," remarked Suzanne Prete, President of Game Shows at Sony Pictures Television. "As we celebrate this diamond anniversary, we're thrilled to offer our fans a year of festivities that not only pays homage to the show's rich history but also ignites excitement for its future."

The brainchild of Merv Griffin and his wife, Julann, JEOPARDY! made its debut in 1964 and has since become an iconic fixture in American television. Executive Producer Michael Davies expressed the importance of honoring the show's creators and its enduring impact on audiences: "Sixty years later, JEOPARDY! remains as unique and exhilarating as ever. We're embarking on a celebration that not only commemorates its past but also looks ahead to its bright future. We invite every fan to join us on this journey as we prepare for JEOPARDY!'s biggest and best year yet."

The festivities kick off on JeoparDAY!, March 30th, with the launch of the "Why Not You?" Campaign. This initiative aims to inspire fans to test their knowledge and potentially become contestants on the show. Aspiring participants are invited to take the JEOPARDY! Anytime Test, showcasing their trivia prowess for a chance to stand on the iconic game show stage.

But the celebration doesn't stop there. From April through December, a series of live events and activations will take place across the United States, starting in New York and traveling to various cities. 
The inaugural JEOPARDY! fan experience will take place on Friday, April 12, at Edge at Hudson Yards.

Fans will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the JEOPARDY! experience, with live tapings of the "Inside Jeopardy!" podcast, play-along games, and appearances by JEOPARDY! superstars like Ken Jennings and Matt Amodio.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:

One of the most anticipated highlights of the 60th Diamond Celebration is the launch of a new JEOPARDY! bar trivia game, set to hit major cities later this Fall. This exciting addition promises to bring the thrill of JEOPARDY! to local bars and pubs, offering fans a chance to test their knowledge in a lively social setting.

Throughout the year, additional surprises and initiatives will be unveiled, keeping fans eagerly anticipating what's next. To stay updated on all things JEOPARDY! 60th Diamond Celebration, be sure to visit

So whether you're a seasoned trivia master or just love shouting out answers from your couch like I do, join JEOPARDY! in celebrating 60 years of intellectual challenge, excitement, and fun. Here's to many more years of "answers in the form of a question"!


JEOPARDY!America’s Favorite Quiz Show™, is in its 40th season in syndication. With a weekly audience over 20 million viewers, JEOPARDY! is the top-rated quiz show on television. The show has won a total of 44 Emmy® Awards, holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show, and received a Peabody Award for ‘celebrating and rewarding knowledge’. It originally debuted on March 30, 1964. JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Media Ventures and internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution, both units of Paramount.

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