Jennings, who gained 74 video games in a row and claimed the present’s “Biggest of All Time” title in a contest final yr, will host episodes that air in January
“Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings would be the first in a sequence of interim hosts changing Alex Trebek when the present resumes manufacturing subsequent Monday.
Producers introduced Monday that Jennings, who gained 74 video games in a row and claimed the present’s “Biggest of All Time” title in a contest final yr, will host episodes that air in January.
A protracted-term host to exchange Trebek, who died of most cancers on Nov. 8, might be named later.
“By bringing in acquainted visitor hosts for the foreseeable future, our purpose is to create a way of neighborhood and continuity for our viewers,” the present’s government producer, Mike Richards, stated.
The present is in its thirty seventh yr of syndication, and Trebek was its solely host. It’s nonetheless airing exhibits that Trebek filmed earlier than his loss of life.
Artwork Fleming hosted earlier editions of the sport present, together with the unique “Jeopardy!” that debuted in 1964 on NBC and aired for a decade.
Richards stated “Jeopardy!” will air repeat episodes for the vacation weeks starting Dec. 21 and 28, that means Trebek’s remaining week of exhibits will air beginning Monday, Jan. 4.
Jennings’ episodes start on Jan. 11.