Jeopardy! production is resuming November 30 with a series of guest hosts, the show announced via its social media channels today. Ken Jennings, who won 74 games in 2004, will be the first guest host.
Additionally, according to WBZ Boston, Alex Trebek’s final episode is now airing January 8, 2021, with 10 of Alex’s best episodes airing between December 21, 2020 and January 1, 2021. The first Ken Jennings episode will air January 11, 2021. Here at The Jeopardy! Fan, I was calling for the show to do exactly this, and I am very happy to see that common sense has prevailed here.
In a statement from Executive Producer Mike Richards, “Alex believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him. We will honor 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.”
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