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"JEOPARDY!" ENTERS SEASON NINE INVITING FANS TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE OF THE YEAR; EMMY-AWARD WINNING SHOW RETURNS WITH NEW TOURNAMENT

"JEOPARDY!" ENTERS SEASON NINE INVITING FANS TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE OF
 THE YEAR; EMMY-AWARD WINNING SHOW RETURNS WITH NEW TOURNAMENT
 NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sept. 7, Merv Griffin's "Jeopardy!" enters the fall broadcast season presenting an irresistible invitation -- "Take the Challenge" -- to its fans. As the second highest rated show in television syndication and winner of the 1992 Emmy awards for "Outstanding Game Show" and "Outstanding Directing in a Game Show," "Jeopardy!" begins its ninth season with host Alex Trebek and a slate full of exciting tournaments including the new "Star Jeopardy!" competition.
 "Jeopardy!" is produced by Merv Griffin Enterprises and is distributed worldwide by King World Productions, Inc.
 "Jeopardy!" begins the fall broadcast season with the new "Star Jeopardy!" tournament which airs Oct. 25 - Oct. 30. For this special competition, famous personalities will participate in the "Jeopardy!" challenge for their favorite charity. "Jeopardy's" grand $100,000 Tournament of Champions airs in November; the annual $25,000 Teen Tournament airs in January 1993, and the demanding "College Championship" will be broadcast in May.
 "Jeopardy!" currently airs on 179 stations across the country. Last broadcast season was "Jeopardy's" highest rated in the history of the show, and as a result of its outstanding performance, stations have renewed "Jeopardy!" through 1996!
 This fall, "Jeopardy!" enters season nine inviting viewers to experience the most exhilarating challenge on television -- the "Jeopardy!" challenge.
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