"Jeopardy!" (TV game show) is a syndicated quiz show that is hosted by Alex Trebek, who has won five Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host.

The series is the winner of a 2012 Peabody award and 30 Emmy Awards, including the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Program, and was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. It has been granted trademark status as "America's Favorite Quiz Show" by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

The highest cumulative amount won by a single player is $3,255,102 in cash, bestowed on Brad Rutter of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The total amount was a combination of his original appearance in 2002, the "Million Dollar Masters Tournament" in 2002 and the "Ultimate Tournament of Champions" in 2005. Ken Jennings broke the record for the most consecutive games played by winning 74 games in a row during the 2004-2005 season, resulting in winnings of more than $2.5 million.

The production staff has six researchers and 10 writers whose jobs are to create and assemble categories and questions for the series.

"Jeopardy!" is produced by Sony Pictures Television and is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International.

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Network: CBS
Genre: Game Show
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: September 10, 1984
Seasons: 29
Theme Song:
"Jeopardy! Theme" written by Merv Griffin
Production Company: Sony Pictures Television

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