title icon‘Jeopardy!’ Second Chance Tournament Contestants Announced

Jeopardy!‘s The upcoming Season 39 of the game show is just getting underway, and the executive producers are revealing which individuals will be returning for the tournament that will determine who wins a place in the upcoming Tournament of Champions.

There will be 18 returning competitors going head-to-head for the coveted Tournament of Champions positions over the two-week event. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Week 1, nine contestants will compete in regular games. The winners of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will play against each other on Thursday and Friday to determine the first competitor in the Tournament of Champions. A similar process will occur in Week 2.

The returning contestants include Isaac Applebaum, James Fraser, Sadie Goldberger, Aaron Gulyas, Molly Karol, Alicia O’Hare, Do Park, Tom Philipose, Tracy Pitzel, Nikkei Porcaro, Renee Russell, Pam Schoenberg, Jeff Smith, Sarah Snider, Jessica Stephens, Rowan Ward, Jack Weller, and Cindy Zhang.

Beginning Monday, October 17, the tournament will begin on-air. While we're not sure who will face off in Week 1 and who will face off in Week 2, stay tuned to hear more about the match-ups as we approach the event. In addition, Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will split hosting duties once again for the game show's 39th season.