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'Jeopardy!' contestant search comes to downtown Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- America's favorite quiz show is in Milwaukee. Over the next couple of days, nearly 100 hopefuls from the Midwest, and really from around the country, will get to see if they have what it takes to make it on Jeopardy. 

Contestants on Friday, Nov. 22, already passed the online quiz so the live auditions are the second phase of the process to make it onto the show. 


Jeopardy producers say at this point, they already know the contestants are smart so now they are looking for the contestants who really shine. 

"We're going to watch them to see how they play in front of us, to see how comfortable they are and we're looking for personality, fun people and as I said again exciting money if they win big bucks on the show," said Jeopardy! Senior Contestant Coordinator, Glen Kagan.

A couple of members from CBS 58's morning show even went through the process, including Morning Anchor Mike Curkov and Meteorologist Justin Thompson-Gee. Mike did pretty well -- no surprise! Watch just below: 

Good luck to all the contestants. 

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