JEOPARDY! has announced that ABC renewed their spinoff show, Celebrity Jeopardy!, for another season.
This news came as a surprise to fans, as they have complained that they “can’t get through” the special.
On Wednesday, Deadline reported that Celebrity Jeopardy! will be back for season two.
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune will also return for a fourth season.
Celebrity Jeopardy! is hosted by Malik Bialik and follows celebrity contestants who win money for the charity of their choice.
Ike Barinholtz won season one and $1 million and beat out Wil Wheaton and Patton Oswalt.
Celebrity Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Michael Davies.
A premiere date has not been announced, nor the celebrity contestants that will be appearing.
HARD TO WATCH
A Reddit user shared the report from Deadline to the platform and many other fans reacted to the news.
“Masters tournament w/Ken is infinitely more entertaining than Celebrity Jeopardy w/Mayim. I haven’t missed an episode of Jeopardy in years but even I can’t bring myself to finish Celebrity Jeopardy – it still just sits on my DVR,” wrote one fan.
Most read in Entertainment
“The first episodes were hard to watch, NGL. But once the celebrities that were only there to plug their product were gone, it became watchable, albeit much easier to guess most questions. I only hope they do a better job next time selecting candidates,” said another.
A third added: “Hourlong episodes were too long, definitely.”
“It’s not my favorite tournament. Some of the celebrities treat it like a joke, and it really bugs me,” wrote another.
“Celebrity Jeopardy is too long and boring. The questions are way too easy and half of the ‘celebrities’ I don’t know,” critiqued a Reddit user.
One last fan suggested: “I’d rather have the teen tournament which got scrapped.”
Back in February, Mayim was slammed by fans for not knowing the answer to a clue, despite presenting it.
Ike Barenholtz won the $1M charity prize by just one dollar on February 2nd’s finale.
The finalists were Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton, facing Mad TV’s Ike Barenholtz and comedian Patton Oswalt.
Each of the stars proved their worth having won two earlier episodes and the grand finale saw $1M (for charity) and a terrific red question-mark trophy on the line.
Going into Final Jeopardy and after nine lead changes, Wil had $11,500, Patton had $36,000, and Ike $50,000.
Final Jeopardy under “Artists” read: “Despite how he’s known, he was probably actually born in Anchiano, near Florence.”
All three players were correct with “Leonardo Da Vinci.”
Patton wagered his entire $36K but Ike smartly wagered $22,001, enough to win the tournament by a sheer dollar with $72,001.
Mayim rushed over to him and awarded him the gorgeous-looking trophy, which he held up looking thrilled.
‘I ACTUALLY DIDN’T KNOW THAT’
Despite the photo finish, fans had to knock Mayim for making an odd confession midway through the game.
A clue in the Double Jeopardy round read: “Walt Disney coined this acronym for the experimental community he planned to build in Florida, it would open in 1982”
Wil got it correct for “What is: “Epcot.”
Mayim admitted: “I actually didn’t know Epcot was an acronym. Learn something new every day!”
Some fans felt not knowing that the Disney fixture was “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” was an overshare.
“Ok watching Celebrity Jeopardy and the host didn’t know EPCOT was an acronym” one fan roasted on Twitter. “….unbelievable.”
Another replied: “Ken would know.”
Fans also loved how the finalists made “true Daily Double” bets all game but couldn’t believe how easy the clues were, given this was the finals.