Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host following death of Alex Trebek

The “Jeopardy!” record-holder will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

11/24/2020 10:20:00 AM

'Jeopardy!' record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday, producers say.

The “Jeopardy!” record-holder will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

“By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers,” the show's executive producer, Mike Richards, said.The show is in its 37th year of syndication, and Trebek was its only host. It is still airing shows that Trebek filmed before his death.

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Art Fleming hosted earlier editions of the game show, including the original “Jeopardy!” that debuted in 1964 on NBC and aired for a decade.Richards said “Jeopardy!” will air repeat episodes for the holiday weeks beginning Dec. 21 and 28, meaning Trebek’s final week of shows will air starting Monday, Jan. 4.

Jennings’ episodes begin on Jan. 11. Read more: NBC News »

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“survey says?”, will never be the same. If they put Trump it might just educate him and his supporters I for one support that I think Jennings is a great choice. He’s great! I hope he’s the permanent host going forward.