Potential New Jeopardy Host


The game show Jeopardy! is expected to be continued soon with an unknown set of potential new host(s).

Rachel Hesse, Managing Editor

The “Jeopardy!” theme song is probably forever ingrained in the minds of every American, as is the memory of long-time host Alex Trebek.  

The show has been on television since 1964, but after the death of former host Alex Trebek, the producers were faced with the decision of who would replace him. It was determined that a new host would be hired to honor Trebek’s wishes of keeping the show running.  

As such, directors have come up with a solution to include guest hosts before bringing in a permanent new host. The first of those guest hosts being, record holding contestant, Ken Jennings, who will be temporarily filling in as a guest host of “Jeopardy!”.  

“By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers,” said Mike Richards, the show’s executive producer. 

The show has plans to bring in multiple guest hosts, featuring popular contestants, before choosing a permanent replacement for TrebekHowever, the rest of those hosts are yet to be announced as well as any potential permanent replacements. 

Fortunately for Trebek lovers, there are still episodes filmed of Trebek from before he died. Directors plan to show Trebek’s ten best episodes during the holiday weeks of December 21, 28, and January 4 and then air his last “Jeopardy!” episode on January 8. 

Jennings’ first official episode as guest host of “Jeopardy!” is scheduled to air on January 11. It is unclear yet as to how many episodes he will be hosting and how many guest hosts are going to come after him before a permanent host is announced.