This is great news for “Jeopardy!” fans and even better news for fans who live in California where the show is filmed!

Monday, the “Jeopardy!” social media accounts have revealed they are welcoming back studio audiences now that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted!

Ken Jennings is “delighted” to welcome studio audiences back to “Jeopardy!”

On Monday, the official “Jeopardy!” account tweeted, “Welcome back to the Alex Trebek stage!” revealing that this is the first time in two years that the show will welcome back a studio audience as filming for season 39 begins.

Co-host Ken Jennings retweeted the news, saying, “This is very exciting.”

He later added, “No one would be happier with that than Alex himself. He was a natural showman (as anyone who’s ever seen a recording of Jeopardy! can attest) and has never been happier to doing the audienceless shows of the pandemic era. We’re back, Alex! 💙”

No permanent host has yet been announced, but fans can check when Ken returns as host by checking out the schedule here.

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According to the website, the dates of August 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 are not available. Recordings are broken down into two slots: a morning recording and an afternoon recording. The morning tapings are from 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and the afternoon tapings are from 2:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., so there seems to be a bit of overlap between the two tapings.

There are also dates available for September 14 and 15, with those dates indicating that tickets will be available soon. No information is listed for other days at this time. The website reads:

“Tickets are available for a period of up to 2 months prior to the check-in date. A new month of tickets is released on the first day of each month. Ticket availability is subject to change, so check back if your preferred date is not available.

The ticketing information page shares even more information on what fans can expect. The website explains that the show “records a total of 5 shows per day with 2 different audiences. Audiences will see either the recording of 2 or 3 episodes. They say the whole experience should take around three hours.

Tickets and parking are free, but the show does not cover travel costs, such as transportation costs and hotel accommodations. Participants must be at least 8 years old and be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 8 will not be permitted to enter the studio, regardless of adult supervision.

They seem to be quite strict on ID verification and security as well. The site warns:

“You must provide a valid government-issued photo ID when checking in to attend the show, and only reservations for names that exactly match that ID will be permitted. Upon entering the SPE lot , you will also be required to undergo a metal detector check and a bag check. Please refrain from bringing extra personal items. Large bags and backpacks are prohibited.

He continues by saying:

“Smoking, eating, drinking, recording equipment and weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited. SPE strictly prohibits the unauthorized use of cameras or any other recording device, including cell phone cameras. The use of any recording device must be approved by or under the direction of the Audience Coordinators. Cell phones must be turned off during recordings.

There is also a Sony Studio Tour available for those wishing to tour the area but not attend a 3 hour recording. Admission to the tour is not included with a ticket, and the website warns that fans should make sure to book the tour at a time that will not conflict with the scheduled check-in.

So far, it only looks like the availability of regular “Jeopardy!” episodes. There’s no word on a studio audience for the “Celebrity Jeopardy!” episodes, which are slated to air in September. Those interested can find more information about the spin-off show here.


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