‘Jeopardy!’ fans unhappy with possible rule change

“Jeopardy!” may be changing up its game!

Executive producer Michael Davies has revealed that the longtime game show could possibly be revising its rule book.

Davies recently appeared on the “Inside Jeopardy!” podcast that he’s thinking of gifting contestants cash for answering all the clues in one category correctly.

He elaborated on the idea to his co-producer Sarah Whitcomb Foss and “Jeopardy!” winner Buzzy Cohen that the changes may occur this season.

“It’s a moment in the studio; it’s a great thing,” Davies said.

He added that the cash bonus will be a completely separate and extra reward and would not affect who won the game.

He continued: “It might also give incentive to people who are trailing to try and go into a category and get something from the game beyond their second or third place prize.”

Many Twitter users were confused over the admission and questioned how exactly the game would work.

Twitter users expressed their disgust and confusion over the new “Jeopardy!” rule.
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“If the contestant gets some tangible prize to take home, but not one that impacts the SCORE of the game, I’d be down,” someone explained.

They added: “I also think it shouldn’t be worth much more than the total of the clues. For instance, a $35k car for $6k worth of correct responses seems like overkill to me.”

“No no no no no. No sponsor prizes no BS. Do not turn this game into #WheelofFortune,” one exclaimed.

Another queried: “Why? I mean, why? … There is nothing wrong with #Jeopardy! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik have taken over “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the time being.

Davies announced in July that Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik would be taking over as hosts for “Jeopardy!” for the time being.

Fans were also unhappy with this change and took to social media to express their disappointment.

“Will not be watching @Jeopardy until @KenJennings becomes the primary and only host. This switching stuff sucks! #boycottjeopardy because they have idiots running it. What a mess,” one commenter said

“And I am permanently not watching,” another person said.