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What is a spoiler? There are several of them on the Inter-webby today suggesting that Jeopardy’s gamblin’ man James Holzhauer’s incredible run on the supper hour game show may be coming to an end tonight. Apparently it comes down to final Jeopardy against a skilled challenger who has a lead. Wagers are made. Several responsible

Alex Trebek has always enjoyed a fine head of game show host hair. He has chosen to fight his pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy, however, and apparently he’s been hit with the usual side effect: hair loss. While it is hard to tell from watching Jeopardy! most nights, I wondered about this a week or so

Do you follow God on Twitter? On Wednesday, @TheTweetofGod tweeted: “Please remember to phrase your prayers in the form of a question.” God, and many, many others judging by the outpouring on social media, was thinking of Alex Trebek. As seen above, the 78-year-old Sudbury native chose another social media option — YouTube — to

Are you old enough to remember Art Fleming? The original “star” of Jeopardy! — as announcer Don Pardo introduced him — was the game show question man from 1964 to 1975 and then briefly from 1978 to 79. I might have the order of these shows flipped, but back when I was a wee lad

Born Feb. 22, 1918, Dominick George “Don” Pardo joined the NBC Radio Network as an announcer in June of 1944–or, as Lorne Michaels once pointed out, “before I was born.” Michaels hired Pardo in Sept. of 1975 as the original announcer for Saturday Night Live  and, save for one season in the ’80s, he has

Good Lord! CTS–that Canadian religious channel in the No. 9 spot on most cable lists–suddenly has a heavenly network TV lineup. The Burlington, Ont.-based broadcaster has claimed American Idol–dumped by CTV after a sharp ratings nosedive last season–and is also the new home of America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Biggest Loser and The X Factor

Ten years on, Canadians love their Rick Mercer Report.The series blasted back Tuesday at 8 p.m. with 1,256,000 overnight, estimated viewers.CBC’s winning Tuesday continued with the 20th season return of 22 Minutes, which also broke a million at 1,009,000. The Dragon’s Den spin-off The Big Decision drew 480,000 at 9 p.m.Mercer’s strong showing was the

What is curious, Alex? That would be how Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune wound up at CHCH, where they’ll premiere in Canada next September. CBC paid big bucks to import the two long-running CBS Paramount International Television gamers, which they began airing in 2008. Jeopardy! in particular consistently delivered million-plus audiences weeknights from 7:30 to 8