Game shows

October 06, 2019 - 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Taylor, the mustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, has died. He was 84. Publicist Harlan Boll said Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills. An army veteran who served in the Korean War, Taylor's showbiz...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek has returned to work, saying he’s “on the mend” following treatment for pancreatic cancer. The 79-year-old posted a video Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, on Twitter showing him back on the game show’s set. He actually started work on July 22, his birthday. New episodes of the upcoming Season 36 are slated to begin airing on Sept. 9. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 29, 2019 - 3:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has returned to work, saying he's "on the mend" following treatment for pancreatic cancer. The game show posted a video Thursday on Twitter showing the 79-year-old host back on set and promising "a good year" ahead. He actually started work on July 22...
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Alex Trebek poses in the press room at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
May 05, 2019 - 11:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek got a standing ovation as he accepted an Emmy Award as host of "Jeopardy!" — and immediately set the audience at ease, even as he alluded to his cancer diagnosis. Trebek, 78, who announced in March he has advanced pancreatic cancer, told the theater audience Sunday he...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 1959 file photo shows Charles Van Doren at New York's hotel Roosevelt. Van Doren, who admitted his television quiz show performances in the 1950s had been rigged, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Canaan, Conn. He was 93. (AP Photo, File)
April 10, 2019 - 12:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Charles Van Doren, the dashing young academic whose meteoric rise and fall as a corrupt game show contestant in the 1950s inspired the movie "Quiz Show" and served as a cautionary tale about the staged competitions of early television, has died. He was 93. He died of natural...
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This image made from video aired on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, April 9. 2019, and provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows James Holzhauer. The 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings. (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 9:56 am
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings on the trivia television game show. The show says in a statement that James Holzhauer won $110,914 during the...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018, photo, moderator Alex Trebek speaks during a gubernatorial debate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Scott Wagner in Hershey, Pa. Jeopardy!" host Trebek says he has been diagnosed with advanced -four pancreatic cancer. In a video posted online Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Trebek said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his long-time policy of being "open and transparent." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 06, 2019 - 7:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight the disease and keep on working. In a video posted online Wednesday, the 78-year-old said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his...
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This photo provided by Sony shows Brad Rutter, Larissa Kelly and David Madden with Alex Trebek, winners of the first-ever "Jeopardy!" team championship, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 in in Burbank, Calif. With $1 million at stake, a big Daily Double bet by Rutter positioned his team for a runaway victory as the quiz show's "All-Star Games" ended Tuesday. Rutter and teammates Larissa Kelly and David Madden split the top prize. (Carol Kaelson /Sony via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 11:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first-ever "Jeopardy!" team championship came down to a clash of the titans, Ken Jennings vs. Brad Rutter. With $1 million at stake, a big Daily Double bet by Rutter positioned his team for a runaway victory as the quiz show's "All-Star Games" ended Tuesday. Rutter and...
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This image released by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows, front row from left, Brad Rutter, Colby Burnett, Alan Lin, Seth Wilson, Larissa Kelly, Monica Thieu, Pam Mueller, Matt Jackson, Jennifer Giles and Ken Jennings, back row from left, Ben Ingram, Roger Craig, David Madden, Julia Collins, host Alex Trebek, Austin Rogers, Leonard Cooper, Alex Jacob and Buzzy Cohen on the set of the game show "Jeopardy!" The game show’s first-ever team tournament will pit groups of former champions against each other in 10 weekday episodes airing from Wednesday, Feb. 20, to Tuesday, March 5. (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 3:37 pm
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Glance around the "Jeopardy!" set during rehearsals for its first-ever team championship and it's easy to be intimidated by the assembled brain power. There's Brad Rutter, whose overall "Jeopardy!" haul, $4.3 million, is the most won on any game show. And Ken Jennings, a...
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This combination photo shows, from left, actor-singer Justin Timberlake, actor Rob Lowe and comedian-TV host Nick Cannon who are involved in three game shows debuting on Fox. Timberlake co-created and will executive produce "Spin the Wheel." Lowe will host "Mental Samurai," where contestants compete while being transported at high speeds in a capsule. Cannon will preside over "The Masked Singer," where masked celebrities perform and a celebrity panel attempts to identify them. (AP Photo)
August 02, 2018 - 2:56 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — And your host, Rob Lowe. The actor will preside over "Mental Samurai," a new game show on Fox to air during the upcoming season, the network announced Thursday. Contestants will be tested in such categories as knowledge, memory, numbers and sequencing while being...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Alex Trebek speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Trebek can see life without “Jeopardy.” Speaking Monday, July 30, 2018, on Fox News’ “OBJECTified,” Trebek said the odds are 50/50, “and a little less,” he won’t return to the game show he’s hosted since 1984 when his contract expires in 2020. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2018 - 10:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek can see life without "Jeopardy." Speaking Sunday on Fox News' "OBJECTified ," the 78-year-old said the odds are 50/50, "and a little less," he won't return to the game show he's hosted since 1984 when his contract expires in 2020. He noted he'll be 80 and will have...
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