Are there any Tournaments in store for Season 38?

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Are there any Tournaments in store for Season 38?

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Last season, as you know, we only had one tournament (the ToC held during May sweeps). This was in big part because in the early episodes of S37, only people from Southern California were eligible to be on the show. And then there was the massive rotation of guest hosts after Alex passed away; Buzzy, of course, was picked to guest host the ToC.

Now it's November; and in pre-COVID times, there would always be some sort of tournament held in the month of November (may it be a Teen Tournament, College Championship, or Tournament of Champions). The most recent such event was the 2019 ToC. And Season 36 was also the most recent season to hold multiple tournaments. This season I have not heard any word of when there will be another tournament. But I have heard the National College Championship will air in prime time on ABC early next year; I also read it will have a rather different format from the College Championship on the daily syndicated series.

Here is my question. Will at least the Teen Tournament and Teachers Tournament resume being held starting this season? Or will the tournaments now be prime time spinoffs, except the Tournament of Championships?
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November 29 will begin a tournament. Rumor mill is College Professors though not confirmed. More in 2022? TBD.
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For the PM I received and from USA Today:

When will Mayim Bialik return?
Jennings will host the next three weeks of episodes, to be followed by a tournament. Although "Jeopardy!" officials won't say which one, the show last summer aired promos urging college professors to take an online test. (The show has aired teachers tournaments for years, but never one just for college educators.)
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There was going to be a College Team Tournament, but it was cancelled due to Alex Trebek's passing.
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:59 pm There was going to be a College Team Tournament, but it was cancelled due to Alex Trebek's passing.
Actually, that's going to be in ABC primetime, titled "Jeopardy! National College Championship". It likely premieres on January 4th because ABC has an open slot for that day at 8:00 PM, though it hasn't been officially confirmed whether it's still in teams. Mayim also said in an interview that it's being taped in November.
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The minisite Mark linked to says that the Professors Tournament is airing from December 6-17. The matchups for the quarterfinals are:
December 6: Hester Blum vs. Gautam Hans vs. Gary Hollis
December 7: Marti Canipe vs. John Harkless vs. Katie Reed
December 8: Sam Buttrey vs. Lisa Dresner vs. Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders
December 9: Ramon Guerra vs. Ed Hashima vs. Julia Williams
December 10: JP Allen vs. Alisa Hove vs. Deborah Steinberger
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Glad I put a placeholder in my wild card thread. Though I fear more new tournaments are on the horizon.

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MarkBarrett wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:23 pm November 29 will begin a tournament. Rumor mill is College Professors though not confirmed. More in 2022? TBD.
O Dear Gawd no. And you thought Celebrity J! was insufferable. :roll:
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Will the winner of the Professor's Tournament automatically qualify in the Tournament of Champions?
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JoshuaSianturi wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:12 am Will the winner of the Professor's Tournament automatically qualify in the Tournament of Champions?
One would think so since the Teacher’s Tournament winner gets a bid.
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Local listings say the Professors Tournament will air in syndication, not as a primetime special. Is this new information? It is to me. I thought Ken would be hosting for the rest of 2021.
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tddeveryday wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:53 am Local listings say the Professors Tournament will air in syndication, not as a primetime special. Is this new information? It is to me. I thought Ken would be hosting for the rest of 2021.
The Professors Tournament was always supposed to air in syndication. Jeopardy! National College Championship is airing on ABC primetime, but ABC has yet to announce a premiere date.
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On Facebook I received this message:

Stu Shostak said his friend who has an "in" at Sony says the College tournament taped this past Monday and Tuesday and there is still no audience, even though Michael Davies wanted there to be one, Sony won't allow it. Though Sony and Norman Lear are soon to tape a recreation of Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes where there will be an audience.
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DBear wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:36 pm
MarkBarrett wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:23 pm November 29 will begin a tournament. Rumor mill is College Professors though not confirmed. More in 2022? TBD.
O Dear Gawd no. And you thought Celebrity J! was insufferable. :roll:
The professors are at least real contestants. While I am not a fan of the concept, the tournament won’t really be any different from regular games.
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Bamaman wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:41 am
DBear wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:36 pm
MarkBarrett wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:23 pm November 29 will begin a tournament. Rumor mill is College Professors though not confirmed. More in 2022? TBD.
O Dear Gawd no. And you thought Celebrity J! was insufferable. :roll:
The professors are at least real contestants. While I am not a fan of the concept, the tournament won’t really be any different from regular games.
Why not a fan of the concept? While I don't see why they wouldn't lump these players in with the Teacher's Tournament and maybe call it an Educator's Tournament, I see no issue with doing something a little different.
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