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Jennings Will Be Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host

“Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show Mr. Jennings
Hannah Rogers | 27 November, 2020, 00:09

Jeopardy! GOAT Ken Jennings is then slated to take over as the first of several guest hosts, beginning Monday, Jan. 11.

As we reported, Alex filmed his show nearly to the end - he was hosting "Jeopardy!" just 10 days before he died, and one of his final acts was to record a message that will air on Thanksgiving day. "Additional guest hosts to be announced".

Jennings joined the program at the start of the current season as a consulting producer.

Alex Trebek may be gone from this plane, but never from our hearts. "We will honour Alex's legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved with smart contestants and challenging clues".

"By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers", said the show's executive producer, Mike Richards.

Trebek became the host of "Jeopardy!" in 1984. It is still airing shows that Mr. Trebek filmed before his death. During the weeks of December 21 and December 28, the show will honor Trebek by rebroadcasting 10 of his best episodes. Jennings, regarded as the "Greatest of All Time" by "Jeopardy!" reportedly tweeted:"Nothing sadder than a".

A long-term replacement host for Mr. Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer on November 8, will be named later. Jennings' episodes will begin taping next week and will start airing on January 11.

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