“Jeopardy!” Record holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts to replace Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.
The producer announced on Monday that Jennings, who won 74 games in a row and won the show’s “best ever” title in last year’s contest, will host an episode that airs in January.
Trebek’s long-term host, who died of cancer on November 8, will be named later.
The show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, said:
The show was the 37th year of syndication and Trebek was its only host. The show that was shot before Trebek died is still on the air.
Richards said, “Jeopardy!” Episodes will be broadcast repeatedly during the holiday week starting December 21st and 28th. In other words, the final week of Trebek’s show will air on Monday, January 4th.
The Jennings episode begins on January 11th.
Ken Jennings will be the first provisional “Jeopardy!”Host’s first production New York AP Alex Trebeck
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