‘Jeopardy!’ Pushback of Tournament of Champions Amid Writers Strike

Annual Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions delayed due to ongoing writers strike.

Winners from 2022-23 season refuse to participate in the tournament while the strike continues.

Sony Pictures TV claims they never intended to tape the tournament until after the strike is settled.

Jeopardy! employs Writers Guild of America members; relying on prior seasons' material for 2023-24 shows.

Ray Lalonde, a past winner, declines Tournament of Champions invitation to support the striking writers.

Lalonde emphasizes the writers' importance and justifies their job action for a fair contract.

He expresses gratitude for the Jeopardy! experience but stands firm on supporting the union's cause.

Tournament typically tapes in August-September, but it will be moved after the strike resolution.

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