‘Jeopardy! Masters’ Fans, You're Not Ready for the News ABC Just Dropped

It's time to mark your calendars, Jeopardy! fans, because one of the quiz show's exciting spinoff series is coming back sooner than we thought.

Just two months after Variety announced that Jeopardy! Masters would be back for season 2, viewers got word of when the upcoming installment will air on TV screens. In a surprise announcement coming from ABC's official Facebook page, fans learned that the first episode of season 2 will premiere with Ken Jennings as host on Wednesday, May 1 on ABC.

"Beginning May 1, it’s going to be a matchup for the ages," read the official caption on April 10. "Jeopardy! Masters returns with the six highest-ranked current contestants in a primetime event on ABC and Stream on Hulu!"

When fans learned that the popular spinoff series would be back for another season, they immediately voiced their excitement in the comments.

"Looking forward to another outstanding season. ❤️👏👍," one person wrote. "This is going to be great … I can’t wait," another exclaimed. "Alright!!! Love it ❤️," a different viewer added.

Viewers may remember the inaugural season of Jeopardy! Masters aired throughout 2023, when James Holzhauser become champion and received $500,000. For the new season, James, along with a slew of other familiar facts, will be back as he tries to hold onto the championship title.

In a video posted on Instagram on April 12, Jeopardy! announced that Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach, 2024 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions winner Yogesh Raut, Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament winner Victoria Groce and Amy Schneider are also slated to participate in the tournament. For Yogesh and Victoria, winning Jeopardy! Masters would be especially important, as they both recently won their respective tournaments within the last few months.

Needless to say, it looks like it's going to be a good one.

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