JEOPARDY: ITV REBOOT 'STILL IN DEVELOPMENT AND LOOKING FOR NEW HOST'
TV Zone revealed April 2021 that ITV were developing a rebooted version of classic gameshow Jeopardy!, with Good Morning Britain host Richard Madeley lined-up to host the series which was eyed for ITV's daytime schedule.
Last month, The Sun revealed that the pilot, hosted by Richard Madeley and recorded last Summer, was not being commissioned for a full series.
A source told The Sun: "Richard had high hopes that would have a huge hit with Jeopardy! and it could have really capped his 45-year career. But the pilot just didn't work for some reason."
TV Zone now understands that plans for a Jeopardy! reboot are not completely off the table. TV Zone understands that, although in the very early stages, talks are underway about potentially recording another pilot with a new host.
Based on the American quiz of the same name, Jeopardy's format is often described as backwards, with three contestants per episode having to provide the question to an answer.
Jeopardy began on Channel 4 in 1983 and aired two series until 1984, hosted by Dereky Hobson. It was then revived by ITV in 1990 with host Chris Donat and later Steven Jones. Sky the revived it again in 1995 for a series hosted by Paul Ross.
TV Zone approached ITV for comment. More details will be revealed in due course.