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The highly-anticipated second season of Celebrity Jeopardy! kicks off on September 27. The series will premiere at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Season 2 will feature all-new celebrities testing their knowledge in hopes of winning the grand prize of $1 million for charity.
Ken Jennings will be at the helm of Celebrity Jeopardy! season 2 as the host. There will be several quarterfinal rounds, followed by the semi-finals, and then the final. Last season, Ike Barinholtz won Celebrity Jeopardy! So, who is on Celebrity Jeopardy! in season 2? Find out the celebrities who are vying to become the new champion.
Mark Duplass is one of the season 2 contestants. (ABC)
Mark Duplass currently stars on The Morning Show season 3 as Chip Black. Mark is known for his work behind the scenes with his brother, Jay Duplass. Mark will compete in the first round of the quarterfinals, airing on September 27.
Emily Hampshire is best known for her role as Stevie Budd on Schitt’s Creek. She recently starred in the Prime Video series The Rig. The actress is expected to star in a reboot of Norman Lear’s Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Emily is competing in the first round of the quarterfinals.
Utkarsh Ambudkar is part of the incredible ensemble cast of the CBS comedy series Ghosts. The show has been renewed for a third season. In addition to Ghosts, Utkarsh will be playing King Bumi in the highly-anticipated Avatar: The Last Airbender series, which will premiere in 2024 on Netflix. Utkarsh is competing in the first round of the quarterfinals.
Brian Baumgartner notably played Kevin Malone on The Office. He currently hosts the successful podcast, Off The Beat with Brian Baumgartner. He also has a recurring role in the Hulu series The Other Black Girl. Brian is competing in the second round of the quarterfinals, airing on October 4.
Lisa Ann Walter is one of the season 2 contestants. (ABC)
Lisa Ann Walter
Lisa Ann Walter plays the one and only Melissa Schemmenti in ABC’s hit comedy series Abbott Elementary, which will return for season 3 in the future. Prior to Abbott, Lisa Ann was best known for her role as Chessy in The Parent Trap. The actress is competing in the second round of the quarterfinals.
Timothy Simons is repping Veep in Celebrity Jeopardy! season 2. The actor, who played Jonah in the critically acclaimed HBO series, will be competing in the second round of the quarterfinals. Timothy recently starred in the 2023 film Joy Ride and appeared in History of the World, Part II as Abraham Lincoln.
Christopher Meloni will be competing in the third round of the quarterfinals, airing on October 11. His hit series, Law & Order: Organized Crime, has been renewed for season 4. Once the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, Chris will be back on the streets of NYC as Elliot Stabler.
Sherri Shepherd is pulling double duty these days. In addition to hosting her own daytime talk show, Sherri will be competing in the third round of the Celebrity Jeopardy! season 2 quarterfinals. Sherri is playing for the charity Move-In Day Mafia Initiative at Project Dreamlight.
Katie Nolan is known for being an analyst on Apple TV+’s Friday Night Baseball. The sports television personality has also created content for NBC Sports and ESPN. Katie will be competing in the third round of the Celebrity Jeopardy! season 2 quarterfinals.
Adam Rodriguez is widely recognized for his role as Luke on Criminal Minds. He reprised the role in the 2022 revival, Criminal Minds: Evolution. Adam is competing for the charity Lift LA.
Shane Battier is a former NBA player. After 13 years in the league and two NBA championships, Shane retired in 2014. Shane is competing for The Battier Take Charge Foundation.
Utkarsh Ambudkar is one of the season 2 contestants. (ABC)
Melissa Fumero notably played Amy Santiago in the beloved comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine from 2013 to 2021. After the show ended, she starred in the short-lived Netflix series Blockbuster. She’s competing for the charity International Community Foundation supporting This is About Humanity.
Millennials know Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight films. He also played Coop in the series Nurse Jackie. He has appeared in several films and TV shows over the years, including Supergirl and S.W.A.T. Peter is competing for the American Red Cross supporting the Hawaii Wildfire Fund.
Dulé Hill rose to fame as Charlie Young on The West Wing. He recently starred as Bill Williams in the remake of The Wonder Years, which was canceled after two seasons. The actor is playing for the All Rise charity.
Oscar winner Mira Sorvino will be competing in season 2 for the UN Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking. She’s also a celebrity contestant on Dancing with the Stars season 32.
Steven Weber has had a number of television and movie roles through the years, but his most recent one is Dr. Dean Archer on Chicago Med. The NBC medical drama will return for season 9. Steven is playing for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
Sheryl Underwood is one of the co-hosts of The Talk, which is set to return soon now that the writers’ strike is over. The stand-up comedian is playing for the Pack Rat Foundation for Education.
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