‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Are Unsure About Potential New Rule Affecting Gameplay


Executive producer Mike Davies got the gig in 2021 after Mike Richards was fired. He appeared on the new podcast called Inside Jeopardy! and discussed a potential new rule. After hearing the episode, fans are torn about how they feel if the new rule goes into effect soon.

Mike said that he wants to offer a cash bonus to contestants who answer the entire column under one topic. This could entice contestants to keep playing the same topic and answer harder and harder questions instead of skipping around the board.


‘Jeopardy!’ executive producer talks about a potential new rule

JEOPARDY!, host Alex Trebek (left), 1984-, ©ABC / Courtesy Everett Collection

He explained, “I have been thinking about trying out, perhaps in one of our other tournaments this season, experimenting with giving out a cash bonus for contestants who run a category. It’s a moment in the studio, it’s a great thing.”


RELATED: Mayim Bialik’s Quick Cutoff In ‘Jeopardy!’ Drives Judges To Intervene

JEOPARDY, contestant Ken Jennings, 1984-. © Sony Pictures Television / Courtesy: Everett Collection

After hearing about the idea, Twitter users talked about the pros and cons of this potential new bonus. Some questioned if it would affect the game score but Mike said that it would be a separate cash bonus and shouldn’t affect who actually wins. Contestants would only win the bonus by answering all of the questions in a category in a row too.

JEOPARDY!, 1984-present / Everett Collection

It would definitely affect strategy for many players. Mike added, “It might also give incentive to people who are trailing, to go into a category and get something from the game beyond their second or third place [consolation] prize.” What do you think about the potential new bonus? Would you like to see the iconic game show give it a try to change things up?

RELATED: ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant, Mazin Omer, Mistakes Michael Caine For Mick Jagger

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

Joanna Gaines Gets Emotional Talking About Her Mother’s Traumatic Childhood

The want of every parent is for their children to have it better than they…

47 mins ago

Sharon Osbourne Celebrates Husband Ozzy’s Birthday With A Sweet Post

Ozzy Osbourne recently turned 74 years old and his wife, Sharon, shared a very sweet…

3 hours ago

Danny Bonaduce’s Wife Amy Shares Hilarious Partridge Pun Starring Husband

Growing up in the ‘70s, it was impossible to not know the name Danny Partridge,…

3 hours ago

‘Little House On The Prairie’ Actor Cliff Emmich Dies At 85

Actor Cliff Emmich from 'Little House On the Prairie' has died. He died after a…

5 hours ago

Candace Cameron Bure Shows Off Gray Roots In New Hair Photo

Hair going gray is a highly nuanced part of the aging process that affects many…

5 hours ago

Val Kilmer Forced To Pull Out Of ‘Willow’ Series Due To Health Issues

Val Kilmer was unable to reprise his role as Madmartigan in the newly released Disney+…

5 hours ago