People Think 2 ABC Sitcoms Accidentally Revealed 'Jeopardy! The Greatest Of All Time' Tournament Winner

The star of an ABC sitcom, and two network shows, may have spoiled the ending for the Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time tournament.

On Sunday, actress Wendi McLendon-Covey tweeted an announcement for a new episode of ABC's series The Goldbergs, which will return from its winter hiatus on January 15.

McLendon-Covey, who plays Beverly Goldberg on the show, wrote, "See you this Wednesday for an all new episode of @thegoldbergsabc." She accompanied the tweet with a gif of her character.

One Twitter user replied to the actress that she might have accidentally revealed that tournament player Ken Jennings won the primetime competition. "I love how you guys are totally giving away that Ken Jennings won. Yay," he wrote.

The potential spoiler relates to timing as the format of the Jeopardy! tournament dictates that the first contestant to win three games will be crowned the greatest of all time. Following three nights of play, Jennings led James Holzhauer 2-1 while third Brad Rutter has not won a night of competition thus far.

The tournament's scoring format dictates that the contestants play two games of traditional Jeopardy! each night, but rather than win money as they answer clues correctly, the players earn points. After the two contests, the remaining points are totaled for each player, and the individual with the most points is declared the winner. The first contestant to win three games will take home the $1 million grand prize, while the other two players will be awarded $250,000 each.

The official Twitter account for The Goldbergs also tweeted about the pending mid-season premiere, albeit with disclaimers about the Jeopardy! tournament.

On Saturday, the account tweeted a photo of actress Hayley Orrantia who plays Erica Goldberg on the show. "All smiles because #TheGoldbergs returns Wednesday! (if no Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time)," the show tweeted.

Another tweet on Monday included actors Bryan Callen, Sean Giambrone, and Troy Gentile with a similar caption. "Can Coach Mellor bring out Adam's athletic side? Find out Wednesday on @ABCNetwork (if no Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time)," the show wrote. However, Jeopardy! fans replied to the tweets to say these also felt like spoilers, despite the warning.

ABC's Schooled Twitter account tweeted similar ads, with the Jeopardy! stipulation.

On Friday, the account advertised that the sitcom "returns this Wednesday with an all new episode! (if no Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time)."

"Smiling because #Schooled returns this Wednesday! (if no Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time)," the account wrote on Monday, also raising fan suspicions.

"ABC already spoiled Jeopardy last week when it was announced all new episodes this Wednesday, but nice recovery, Ill [sic] be watching," one fan wrote in reply.

ABC representatives for The Goldbergs, Schooled and Jeopardy! did not immediately respond to request for comment from Newsweek. An ABC Communications representative also did not immediately respond to request for comment.

According to ABC's website, Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time is listed to air in the 8 p.m. slot from Tuesday to Friday.

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The three highest-earning Jeopardy! contestants of all time Ken Jennings (L), Brad Rutter (R) and James Holzhauer attend ABC's Winter TCA 2020 Press Tour in Pasadena, California, on January 8, 2020. VALERIE MACON / AFP/Getty

Jennings, who holds the record for most consecutive appearances on Jeopardy! with 74 games, won on Thursday with a total score of 67,700 points, defeating Holzhauer's 33,692 and Rutter's 23,467. Two days after the win, Jennings followed Holzhauer on Twitter. "BREAKING: I have decided to follow @James_Holzhauer on Twitter, since he's been following me on Jeopardy all week," Jennings taunted.

Holzhauer took Jennings' tweet in stride, changing his profile picture to the goat and fire emoji. "Updating profile pic accordingly," he wrote.

Holzhauer tweeted that Jennings not following him was "The ultimate #JeopardyGOAT shade" on Friday.

Holzhauer holds the Jeopardy! record for the highest one-day total with $131,127. Rutter is the highest-earning Jeopardy! winner, with $4,688,436 in total official winnings.

Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time will air on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.

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