The annual Jeopardy! Match of Champions could also be down a couple of champions.
A number of large winners from the 2022-23 season say they received’t participate within the match whereas the writers strike is ongoing. Jeopardy! employs Writers Guild of America members, and the syndicated sport present is planning to depend on materials from prior seasons (39 years’ value) because it begins taping reveals for the 2023-24 season, sources informed The Hollywood Reporter. The Match of Champions normally tapes in late August and September.
Ray Lalonde, a TV set builder and painter from Toronto who received $386,400 over 13 video games final season, wrote in a publish on the Jeopardy! Reddit discussion board that he was declining his Match of Champions invitation as a result of he doesn’t wish to cross WGA picket strains: “I’m and can at all times be pleased about the expertise I had on the present and the chance to take part within the TOC is past a dream come true for me. That being stated, I consider that the present’s writers are a significant a part of the present and they’re justified in taking their job motion to safe a good contract for themselves and their fellow WGA members. As a supporter of the commerce union motion, a union member’s son and a proud union member myself I’ve knowledgeable the present’s producers that if the strike stays unresolved I can’t cross a picket line to play within the match of champions.”
A variety of different large winners from final season — Chris Pannullo, Hannah Wilson, Ben Chan, Troy Meyer, Ben Goldstein, Luigi de Guzman and Suresh Krishnan — replied to Lalonde’s publish or posted elsewhere on social media saying they might be part of him in declining to participate. Superstar Jeopardy! winner Ike Barinholtz was additionally slated to be within the Match of Champions however as a WGA member is not going to participate in a struck manufacturing. Pannullo, Lalonde, Chan and Wilson had the 4 highest complete winnings on Jeopardy! in 2022-23.
THR has requested Jeopardy! producer Sony Photos TV for remark and can replace this story with any reply.
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