“Jeopardy!” will resume production with Ken Jennings as the first interim host

Written by on November 24, 2020

Ken Jennings to guest-host 'Jeopardy!' as production resumes after Alex  Trebek's passing - 6abc Philadelphia

(CBS) – “Jeopardy” will resume production on November 30 just weeks after the show’s beloved host Alex Trebek died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the show announced Monday. Former contestant Ken Jennings, who is widely regarded as the best “Jeopardy!” player of all time, will serve as the first of a “series” of interim hosts before the show announces Trebek’s permanent replacement. 

“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. “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 show, which is distributed by ViacomCBS, said additional hosts will be announced in the coming weeks.

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