Quiz format Jeopardy! is heading to ITV1 and ITVX this autumn. Whisper North is to produce the show.
Hosted by broadcaster Stephen Fry, the 20 x 60' episode weekday entertainment show will see contestants play to win, using their best general knowledge to win rounds and may continue amassing winnings, the longer they stay in the game. The new show will allow participants to play an extra round compared to the original format, increasing the stakes for the players.
Stephen Fry said: "In the United States, Jeopardy! is a phenomenon like no other. Whenever I'm in America, I do my damnedest to catch it every weekday. The idea of hosting it here in the UK makes me dizzy with delight. Such a dedicated quizzing nation as ours will, I hope, welcome this uniquely beguiling and endlessly rewarding game."
Katie Rawcliffe, ITV Head of Entertainment said: "Bringing Jeopardy! to a brand new audience as part of our weekday schedule is exciting. There is no one better to host this classic game show than Stephen, bringing knowledge and entertainment to all of our viewers."
Sunil Patel, Whisper CEO, said: "I can't think of a more perfect pairing: An iconic American quiz show and the legendary Stephen Fry. It's an absolute thrill to introduce Jeopardy! to a new generation of ITV quiz fans, with its unique twist on the traditional question-and-answer format where viewers can play along at home."
Jeopardy! was commissioned by ITV's head of entertainment Katie Rawcliffe and entertainment commissioner Leanne Clarke. The exec prodcuers are Kerri Reid, Tom McLennan and Stephen Fry, the show will be filmed at dock10 studios and is set to air this autumn.
Jeopardy! begins this Autumn on ITV1 & ITVX.