JEOPARDY: ITV SET TO COMMISSION REBOOT, STEPHEN FRY LINED UP TO HOST
TV Zone understands that ITV are set to commission a reboot of classic gameshow Jeopardy, following the pilot which was recorded last year. Nothing has been confirmed by ITV, but the series is expected air in a daytime slot.
TV Zone revealed April 2021 that ITV were developing a rebooted version of classic gameshow Jeopardy!, with Good Morning Britain's Richard Madeley hosting the first pilot. However, The Sun later revealed that Richard Madeley was 'dropped' after the pilot 'just didn't work'.
TV Zone now understands that the series is still in development, with ITV set to commission a daytime series. Though contracts have not yet been signed and nothing is confirmed, TV Zone understands that Stephen Fry is favourite to 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 this month revealed that ITV's latest daytime quiz Riddiculous was to return for a second series. Jeopardy is the latest classic gameshow to be rebooted, joining Deal Or No Deal which is set to air on ITV later this year, with new host Stephen Mulhern.
TV Zone approached ITV for comment. More details will be revealed in due course.