As Sony’s Crackle platform looks to build a library full of “content that crackles,” it is taking bets on a number of varying projects. One of those projects is Sports Jeopardy with Dan Patrick, which has now debuted exclusively on Crackle.
Sports Jeopardy‘s format is almost exactly the same as the long-running quiz show from which it takes its name. Three contestants stand behind podiums and buzz in with “questions” that correctly respond to “answers” across multiple categories. There are three rounds, with a “Final Jeopardy” answer serving as the ultimate piece of trivia.
The main difference, of course, is that all of the categories in Sports Jeopardy concern the titular subject. Die-hard sports fans will know most of the answers (or the questions, if you will), but that’s the point. As with the TV version of Jeopardy, viewers are encouraged to play along at home.
There’s also a slightly snarkier tone in play here. Alex Trebek is known for his super serious, almost smug approach to game show hosting, and former ESPN anchor Dan Patrick brings a much lighter tone to his Sports Jeopardy hosting duty. The Sports Jeopardy set is designed to resemble a “man cave”, and the overall vibe sometimes resembles Hulu’s own male-skewing game show, Money Where Your Mouth Is.
“We’ve got a great starting lineup for the debut of Sports Jeopardy! on September 24,” said Patrick in a previous release. “It’s the only game show that rewards you for the hours you spend on your couch watching sports and being anti-social, so reward yourself, tune in, and play along.”
New episodes of Sports Jeopardy will arrive each week via Crackle.