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Posted on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 : 6:56 p.m.

Ann Arbor man to appear on 'Jeopardy!' Tuesday

By Bob Needham


Alex Trebek, left, with Jan Rishoi

Jeopardy Productions

An Ann Arbor resident is scheduled to compete on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday.

An announcement from the show says that Jan Rishoi of Ann Arbor will be among Tuesday's three contestants. Rishoi, 47, is identified as an analytics software account executive.

"Jeopardy!" is a hugely popular, long-running syndicated game show hosted by Alex Trebek. Its gimmick is to provide an "answer" to which contestants compete to respond with the correct question.

Earlier this fall, Stephanie Jass of Milan enjoyed a record-setting run on the program: Her seven straight wins was the most successful run ever for a female contestant.

Locally, "Jeopardy!" airs at 7:30 p.m. weeknights on WDIV, channel 4 in Detroit.

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.



Tue, Dec 11, 2012 : 10:03 p.m.

So Jeopardy! announced he will appear on Tuesday. What did they say about Wednesday?

Bob Needham

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 : 10:51 p.m.

Heh! Nothing yet.

Ben Freed

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 : 6:25 p.m.

Good luck Jan! Anyone else out there watch every day? Wonder how I'd do if I actually got on the show.


Tue, Dec 11, 2012 : 7:25 p.m.

The test to get on the show is pressure packed and really fun, have you ever tried out Ben? Give it a shot it's fun, you're on a clock to answer the questions just like on real Jeopardy. Some of them are very hard, so hats off to Jan for making it on there you have to really know your stuff to actually get picked.

Randy Bell

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 : 2:25 p.m.

Awesome, go Guy, go! :D Have fun and kick butt.


Tue, Dec 11, 2012 : 1:28 a.m.

Best of luck!