Jeopardy! Masters renewed for Season 2

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Jeopardy! Masters renewed for Season 2

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It had been mentioned in the finals of Masters last year when Ken said that James, Mattea, and Matt would return, but ABC has now confirmed that Season 2 of Masters will air this spring.

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This is so exciting. I was worried we'd have to return to the format of one returning champion and two new players that we've never seen before. :roll:
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opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 1:40 pm This is so exciting. I was worried we'd have to return to the format of one returning champion and two new players that we've never seen before. :roll:
It's not part of the normal show. It's for primetime, like the first season.
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Trevor807 wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 2:07 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 1:40 pm This is so exciting. I was worried we'd have to return to the format of one returning champion and two new players that we've never seen before. :roll:
It's not part of the normal show. It's for primetime, like the first season.
Ah! Summer viewing. That's all right then.
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Now let's pray Michael Davies doesn't lurk on this board and see this thread. Otherwise he'll read your comment and add a Masters tournament to the season 41 postseason. ;)
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Is this really surprising, though?
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I didn't watch it last year, and if they don't actually get masters involved. I doubt I'll watch it again. When I saw who was involved last year, its was easy to see that Holzhauer was likely to run roughshod over the field and just looking at the games in the archive it appears that he normally did. I was fine with Amy Schneider, thats a TOC winner, but to grab 4 others from the last season. They lost me, and its hard for Jeopardy to lose me.

Get Roger Craig and Alex Jacob on there with Holzhauer, and I'm interested. Give us whoever wins this year skip all the people from last year, and throw in 4 others from the last ten years. We know the people capable of it. L. Kelly, M Jackson would top the non-winners, but Craig and Jacob should top the wish list. Jacob put on a clinic in his TOC. It might be the most impressive play of anyone on that show in a tourny setting in the last 15 years. That last time I remember seeing him, he was beating up on Rutter and Mueller in the all stars.

My guess is Davies is thinking the he'll get viewership based on people seeing those from this years TOC playing. Fans need to know the people. He's wrong. Put Joon Pahk on there and if he knocks Holzhauer on his butt in the first show. That will get people interested real fast. There are only a handful of people on the planet capable of doing that. They would be the masters, and thats who I'd like to see.

Better yet. Let Buzzy host and get Jennings out there with Holzhauer and 4 others.

Better, better yet. Let Rutter host and get Buzzy out there. Now, we need three more.
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S&P probably won’t let Buzzy play. Last year’s Masters was just James plus the TOC finalists and I don’t want to see that again. We all love Sam but I don’t think he deserves another shot.

What exactly is the Jeopardy Invitational Tournament coming up? Who all is going to be in it?
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Ken also stated he's retired from playing.

I agree that Davies made a mistake in not having much of a variety of players. But if something works in his head, it automatically works in real life as far as he's concerned.
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