Jeopardy! to host Greatest of All Time event

Jeopardy! to host Greatest of All Time event

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Jeopardy! is returning to primetime. 

The long-running game show announced it will have a Greatest of All Time challenge between past champions James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. The event will begin on Jan. 7 and conclude with the winner taking home a $1 million prize as early as Jan. 9. Although the event could go to as late as Jan. 16 if necessary. 

“Based on their previous performances, these three are already the ‘greatest,’ but you can’t help wondering: Who is the best of the best?” the show's host Alex Trebek said in a release.

The three are the consensus best players in the game show's 36-year history. Rutter ranks first time all time in money won at $4.6 million with Jennings in second at $3.37 million and Holzhauer in third at $2.46 million. No other contestant has more than $774,000. 

Additionally, no one has won more games in row than Jennings who won 74 times in a row. Holzhauer is second on that list with 32 wins in a row and Holzhauer also has every spot in the Top 10 for money won in a single game with a record of $131,127. 

“We’re excited to bring Jeopardy! to prime time! It’s been a long time in the making – we wanted to create a unique experience sure to wow not just our fans, but all audiences,” said Mike Hopkins, Chairman, Sony Pictures Television. “We are thrilled to have James, Brad and Ken, three powerhouse players each worthy of the title ‘The Greatest of All Time.’ With Alex hosting this is truly going to be something special. I can’t wait to see who comes out on top!”

Here is the full TV schedule, all events start at 8 p.m. CT and 9 p.m. ET: 

- Tuesday, Jan. 7

- Wednesday, Jan. 8

- Thursday, Jan. 9 

(If necessary) 

- Friday, Jan. 10

- Tuesday, Jan. 14 

- Wednesday, Jan. 15 

- Thursday, Jan 16 

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