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West Lebanon man to compete on Monday’s episode of Jeopardy

(^^^ I mean that lovingly, as I am one of you.)


One of our own Upper Valley neighbors is competing on Jeopardy in an episode airing on Monday, May 28, according a release from the TV show’s production company.

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek and contestant Dev Thakur, a psychiatrist from West Lebanon. Photo courtesy: Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Dev Thakur is a psychiatrist from West Lebanon and hopefully a new Jeopardy champ!

Fun fact(s): Jeopardy is in its 34th season and boasts 20 million viewers each week. Yowza.

‘American Pickers’ will be filming in New England and is reaching out to Upper Valley communities

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. (Courtesy American Pickers)

American Pickers, the TV show about antique “picking” that airs on the History channel, is coming to New England “very soon,” and they’re looking for places to pick at!

Check out this notice from the TV show American Pickers, forwarded to us by the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce:

(Note that they specified New Hampshire in the email to Lebanon officials, but they are actually picking New England-wide, according to their other general announcements!)

Sunday’s episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ will be its shortest yet

As if this season wasn’t already flying by, Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones will set a new record: it will clock in as the show’s shortest-ever episode.

Same, tbh.

With a runtime of just 50 minutes, episode four’s The Spoils of War will be about a minute shorter than any the show has run up until this point. The shortest episode also comes during the HBO series’ shortest season to date — season 7 is Thrones‘ penultimate season, according to showrunners, and it contains only seven episodes.

However, there is some good news, per Time magazine: This season’s finale will run nearly 80 minutes, making it the longest episode in the show’s history.

We’ll drink to that!