Austin Rogers Applauds Pop Culture ‘Jeopardy!,’ Says It Democratizes Show


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Austin Rogers isn’t turning his nose up at the pop culture “Jeopardy!” spin-off … saying trivia buffs like him are cool with the traditional game — but, there’s a new breed of fans out there.

We caught up with the “Jeopardy!” champ this week at his bar Gaf West in NYC … and we had to ask him about his thoughts on the new entertainment-focused game coming to Amazon Prime.

Rogers says he loves the democratization of his fav trivia game … mentioning people have different interests and knowledge bases — and, that’s something to celebrate, not denigrate.

Of course, AR’s bar hosts its own well-known trivia nights … and, he says he tries to diversify the questions so everyone who comes can feel good about their performance — so, doing a whole new version like this just makes sense to Austin.

Austin’s also lauding the format … applauding producers for pushing teams of 3, saying he’d enjoy putting together a team — but, he’s still more of a traditional “Jeopardy!” guy.

As for whether he’d want to host, Austin says he’s conflicted — he loves “Jeopardy!” and hosting … but says there’s a dealbreaker rule you have to hear him explain.

It’s giving … your time to shine ✨ Grab two friends and take the #PopCultureJeopardy! Anytime Test: https://t.co/XpbG2kDQpH #Jeopardy! pic.twitter.com/2zPiLZXM12

— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) May 15, 2024
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ICYMI … Sony Pictures Television announced the new show last week, which will feature a tournament-style bracket where one team takes home a massive grand prize.

Austin, of course, secured his own bag back in 2017 on the OG “Jeopardy!” … taking home just over $400K over the course of 13 shows.

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Bottom line … if the answer’s “Austin Rogers,” then the question’s gotta be “Who’s excited about the new ‘Jeopardy!’ spin-off?”

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