Celebrities to guest host ‘Jeopardy!’ after Alex Trebek’s death

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Gautham Nagesh of Jackson, Michigan, is on “Jeopardy” the week of January 11, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The classic game show “Jeopardy!” has not found a permanent host to replace Alex Trebek since his passing Nov. 8, 2020 at the age of 80.

To continue the weeknight television staple, producers of the long-running game show announced Wednesday that Katie Couric, Aaron Rodgers, Bill Whitaker and Mayim Bialik will serve as guest hosts this season.

The first week of guest-hosted shows tapped Ken Jennings, who earned the title of “Greatest of All Time,” in a special prime-time edition of the show, as the show’s first interim host. According to the trivia-based show, Couric, 64, will be the first female “Jeopardy!” host.

The final episodes of Trebek’s “Jeopardy!” career aired the first week of January 2021. Trebek was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2019, and he continued to host the show for the next 18 months. Throughout that time, the game show host was open and public about his battle with cancer.

A statement on the “Jeopardy!” website announced that the schedule for Trebek’s final episodes was changed, “in order to give his millions of fans a chance to see his final appearances.”

“Jeopardy!” can be streamed on Netflix and Hulu, with new episodes airing weeknights at 7 p.m. on KABC. Visit Jeopardy.com to view your local listing.

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