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Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin.

Welcome to Jeopardy

Yes, for 50 years the famed answer-and-question show has maintained a steady popularity, through an 11-year network run, a short-lived reboot and, finally, a syndicated version with Alex Trebek that debuted in 1984.

Jeopardy premiered on NBC

Jeopardy premiered on NBC on March 30, 1964 -- "History" was the first category introduced on the game board -- trivia-style game shows had been off the air for half a decade, a victim of the quiz-show scandals.

A model quiz show

The best game shows, says Beverly, are the simplest -- and the easiest to play along with at home. "Million Second Quiz," NBC's recent foray into a prime-time quiz, was a flop not least because nobody understood the rules.
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