“Alex believed within the significance of ‘Jeopardy!’ and at all times mentioned that he wished the present to go on after him,” Mike Richards, the present’s govt producer, mentioned in a information launch. “We’ll honor Alex’s legacy by persevering with to supply the sport he liked with sensible contestants and difficult clues. By bringing in acquainted visitor hosts for the foreseeable future, our purpose is to create a way of group and continuity for our viewers.”
The new season of “Jeopardy!” — the primary with out the late Alex Trebek as host — will start airing January 11, 2021.
However as a substitute of naming a brand new host immediately, the present will as a substitute have a number of visitors fill in as host whereas it searches for a brand new long-term alternative.
The present started manufacturing on the brand new season Monday with the primary of its interim hosts — Ken Jennings, a former contestant with a document for most consecutive video games received.
However “Jeopardy!” plans on honoring Trebek, who died final month after a battle with pancreatic most cancers, by airing 10 of his finest episodes over the past two weeks of this month, starting December 21. The previous few episodes that Trebek filmed will lastly air the week of January 4. It is the final probability to look at new episodes of “Jeopardy!” with its beloved host.