How to watch Jeopardy! from the beginning in the UK

Iconic American TV game show Jeopardy! has been on the air for nearly four decades. Here is how to watch Jeopardy! from the beginning in the UK.

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Jeopardy!, a TV game show created by Merv Griffin back in 1964, has become part and parcel of American culture. 

The daily syndicated version of the game show premiered in 1984, with Alex Trebek serving as the host until his passing in 2020. Although questions about who is the new Jeopardy! host have yet to be answered, one thing is for sure: the show remains one of the most watched ones in American TV history. 

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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HOW TO WATCH JEOPARDY! IN THE UK

Not long ago, folks in the UK were able to stream some Jeopardy! episodes on Netflix. Unfortunately, they are no longer available on the platform.

Worry not, though! As is the case with a lot of shows, people outside of the United States can watch Jeopardy! by using a VPN (virtual private network). VPNs are a popular way to access TV shows only available in other countries, and many are easy to get.

According to our sister site TechRadar, ExpressVPN is the best such service at your disposal because, "it's compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services, and ranks among the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, and PlayStation. So for a one-stop-shop, you can’t go wrong with Express."

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If you've never installed a VPN before, don't worry, it's quick and easy. Just follow these three steps:

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  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location to anywhere in the US.
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to US or the UK you can access Paramount network or Peacock's streaming service and watch the show.

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HOW TO WATCH JEOPARDY! FROM THE BEGINNING 

The best way to watch the over 8,000 episodes across 38 seasons of Jeopardy! in the United States is through Sling TV, an app-based TV service that lets you stream live TV and on-demand content. 

In the UK, would-be watchers should make use of a VPN like ExpressVPN.

The original daytime version of the show premiered on NBC on March 30, 1964 and it aired until January 3, 1975. In September of 1974, a nighttime syndicated edition of Jeopardy! also launched. 

There are clearly a lot of episodes to watch if you’re planning on seeing the show from the beginning!

WHO IS THE JEOPARDY! HOST NOW?

The original Jeopardy! host was Art Fleming but Alex Trebek is likely the most recognized name associated with the show. 

Alex served as host of the daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! from its premiere in 1984 until his death in 2020. F

un fact: Alex missed one episode back in April of 1997 when, as an April Fool's joke, he swapped roles with the host of Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak. Fans still talk about the hilarious moment.

Since Alex's passing, showrunners have been struggling to find an official, permanent replacement. A group of guests hosts from the staff joined TV news personalities, actors and other talk show hosts in guest-hosting episodes since November 2022 but actor and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, the highest-earning American game show contestant ever (he won over $4 US million on Jeopardy! alone), are scheduled to host the show through July 2022. No word yet on what will happen after that.

Anna Rahmanan
Anna Rahmanan

Anna Rahmanan is a New York-based writer and editor who covers culture, entertainment, food, fashion and travel news. Anna’s words have appeared on Time Out New York, the Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Us Weekly, Bon Appetit and Brooklyn Magazine, among other outlets.