Ken Jennings will be the first temporary “Jeopardy!” presenter when the television game show on November 30, less than a month after a long time, the beloved presenter Alex Trebek died.
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Jennings will be one of several temporary hosts before the show decides “Jeopardy!” Ongoing exchange. announced in a communication.
– Alex believed in “Jeopardy!” In its importance. and he always said he wanted the show to continue after that, ”executive producer Mike Richards said in announcing the resumption of production. “We respect Alex’s legacy by continuing to make the toy he loves.
Earlier this year, 46-year-old Jennings won the title of “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” in a prime time. In addition, all records for the overall match (74) and the highest prize in the regular season ($ 2,520,700).
– Jeopardy! ten of Trebek’s best episodes will be aired on December 21 and 28. Trebek’s final episodes of the week will be released on Jan. 4, in order to “give millions of fans a chance to watch his last performances,” the show announced.
The first week of the hospitality shows begins on January 11, with Jennings.
Jennings has been the subject of debate among potential permanent hosts given her popularity and long success on the show. Internet fans have written an online Change.org petition to host VarV Burton as a host, signed by more than 100,000 people.
Trebek himself considered a possible future exchange in 2019.
“I’m probably going to be a woman, someone younger, someone bright, someone kind, someone with great humor, that’s why I nominated Betty White,” he joked.
He then mentioned some more serious candidates, including CNN’s Laura Coates, LA Kings announcer Alex Faust, and TCM Ben Mankiewicz.
As soon as we remember and celebrate the life of Alex Trebek, we’ll be giving away 10 of his best episodes at weeks 12/21 and 12/28, and we’ll start the last episode week at 1/4. https://t.co/HQaNewWa9U pic.twitter.com/aYPUOEuEwF