(WWLP) – 22News will air Friday night’s 7:30 p.m. episode of Jeopardy! on The CW Springfield at 12:30 p.m.

The episode will be preempted Friday night due to NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The CW Springfield

  • Comcast channels 16 & 820
  • Charter channels 13 & 788
  • DirecTV channel 23
  • Over-the-air channel 22.2

Coverage of first major global gathering since worldwide pandemic began last year, including Team USA, special performances, pageantry and Parade of Nations.

That episode will now air Friday, July 23 at 12:30 p.m. on The CW Springfield.

Then, starting Monday, July 26, Jeopardy! will be preempted every Monday through Friday evening through August 6. The Olympic Zone will air at 7:30 p.m. on 22News. Jeopardy! will air at 12:30 p.m. each day during that time period on The CW Springfield. 

Former ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek was remembered on Thursday, July 22, 2021, in honor of what would have been his 81st birthday.

Trebek was born on July 22, 1940. He died in November 2020. The news of Trebek’s passing was shared less than a year ago after his open and public battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He first announced the news to viewers in March of 2019.