‘Jeopardy’ Announces First New Guest Host to Replace Alex Trebek

Ken Jennings is stepping up to his place behind the podium. Following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek earlier this month, Jeopardy! announced on Monday that the show would resume production with a rotating slate of guest hosts.

“Alex believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him,” Executive Producer Mike Richards said in a statement shared to the show’s social media. “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,” the statement continued.

The show further announced that Jennings would serve as the first of the guest hosts when production resumed on Nov. 30. KEEP READING
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