Sports Jeopardy has made its home on Crackle since the show launched two years ago. But the Dan Patrick-hosted show will be gaining a TV outlet this year, debuting on NBCSN during the Summer Olympics and airing weekly in the fall.
The NBCSN premiere of Sports Jeopardy will be at midnight on August 6th after Olympics coverage, and will air each night for the next two weeks. After the Olympics conclude, it will shift to Wednesday evenings in the fall, following NBCSN’s NHL Wednesday Night Rivarly game. Highlights from NBC Sports Group events and NBC Sports commentators will also be infused into the show.
There’s no immediate word on whether or not new episodes will immediately be airing on NBCSN, or if they’re going to start with the two seasons currently available on Crackle. (Update: New episodes will originate on Crackle then air on NBCSN according to NBC Sports.)
The multi-year agreement between NBC Sports Group and Crackle will include more than 100 existing episodes of Sports Jeopardy! produced by Crackle. NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product, will also stream episodes that are televised on NBCSN.
Seasons one and two of Sports Jeopardy! are currently streaming on Crackle. New episodes premiere every Wednesday.
But hey, sports-themed game shows are something we’ve been championing for awhile. It’s not as if all of the trivia is immediately going to get stale, either. Even if it’s just one timeslot a week, it’s a step in the right direction.