Alex Trebek: “Less Than 50-50” Past 2020

Big news last night for those wondering about Alex Trebek’s future as host of Jeopardy!.

On last night’s OBJECTified with Harvey Levin, Alex Trebek said that there was less than a 50-50 chance that he would return as host of Jeopardy! when his contract expires in 2020.

On the show, Alex floated the names of possible replacements: CNN legal correspondent Laura Coates and LA Kings play-by-play man Alex Faust.

At The Jeopardy! Fan, I still believe that Anderson Cooper is the favorite, and there are pockets of fans who would like to see Dan Patrick and Buzzy Cohen become the next host. So, who do you think should replace Alex Trebek?

Who do you think should be Alex Trebek's replacement?


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21 Comments on "Alex Trebek: “Less Than 50-50” Past 2020"

  1. Art Cassell | July 30, 2018 at 11:40 am |

    Ken Jennings will be the replacement.

  2. P Southward | July 30, 2018 at 4:53 pm |

    Ken Jennings should be a choice on the list of replacements

  3. Andy, Congrats on the quotes in the NY Times, at least the online version.

  4. Christopher Denault | July 30, 2018 at 7:23 pm |

    How about adding Pat Kiernan to the list? He’s proven that he’s more than capable of helming game shows, and his deadpan humor would work well here.

  5. Austin or Buzzy would be fine with me.

  6. By the way:

    Here’s why I don’t think a former (civilian) contestant will get the job:

  7. I could see Jimmy McGwire at least getting a tryout, along with some others, but the Watson trial runs make me think the line forms behind Todd Crain.

  8. Straight from the horse’s mouth, looks like it won’t be DP. As much as I like him, had a feeling he’d decline because of his other projects.

    Anderson seems like a great choice, though. I also think Andy Richter or even Chris Harrison could be good long-shot bets (though I realize Chris is probably better off doing Millionaire forever).

  9. Delores Kirkwood | July 31, 2018 at 8:35 pm |

    Anderson Cooper is the only one I would watch Jeopary for once Alex leaves.
    I wish Alex would stay, but I do understand. I am also getting older.

    Hey, please, please, please, please, please to infinity. . . can you please dig up the old commerial for Jeopary where Alex does the Parofy of the song, Hungry Like the Wolf ? Can you put it on YouTube, or Vevo, or even this site? That was one of my favorite commercials of all time. I rarely watch or pay attention to any commercial but occasioanlly one comes along that makes me smile. Alex, always the gentleman, always makes me smile. I think Anderson has that train, too.

  10. I think I saw someone once recommend George Stephanopoulos as a candidate — that could be an intriguing choice.

  11. StarGazer550 | August 3, 2018 at 8:35 pm |

    Brook Burns – beautiful, intelligent, quick witted

  12. Somebody on Reddit suggested Levar Burton.

  13. I think that I would like Bob Eubanks to host Jeopardy! once Alex Trebek resigns. I do know that Bob Eubanks is older than Alex Trebek. Should Bob Eubanks host Jeopardy! once Alex Trebek resigns? Please let me know because I have seen Bob Eubanks hosts Card Sharks, The Newleywed Game, Dream House, and Trivia Trap and Bob Eubanks is involved in the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena.

  14. Go Austin!!! GO Buzzy!! BBC could NOT have scripted a better T of C final. Can.t wait for tonite.
    Jeannie 49 year fan

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