The Last Episodes of Jeopardy this week! Longtime legendary host Alex Trebek, who passed away on Nov. 8, will air with him.
The show’s producers have recruited celebrity guests, most notably Jeopardy!, to host the quiz starting Jan. 11. Ken Jennings, the Greatest of All Time champion.
In January 2020, Jennings secured the coveted title over fellow candidates, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter. After he cashed in on the game show in April 2019, Holzhauer received the nickname ‘Jeopardy James’ by using a very unique tactic that earned him more than $2 million. The experienced gambler, however, is in no rush to try his luck as the popular trivia contest’s guest host.
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Jeopardy was hosted by Trebek! Since its syndicated debut in 1984, and although the trivia game without Trebek at the helm is difficult for loyal fans to imagine, executive producer Mike Richards emphasized the importance of continuing the show as a tribute to the late quizmaster.
“Alex believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said he wanted the show to continue after him,” according to NPR, Richards said in November 2020. “We will honor his legacy by continuing to produce the show he loved.”
Jennings is aware that, in his guest role, he can never take Trebek’s place, but plans to do him justice.
Just Alex Trebek will ever be here, but I’m proud to support Jeopardy! Get it completed in January. https://t.co/2m2b5IQnkw- November 23, 2020, Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) Why ‘Jeopardy! Originally,’ Champion Ken Jennings turned down the’ Greatest Of All Time’ tournament:’ I said no’
“Jennings tweeted after the announcement, “There’ll only ever be one Alex Trebek, but I’m proud to help ‘Jeopardy!’ do this in January.”
The “pressure” for guest hosts was noted by “Jeopardy James”
ABC hired Jennings, Holzhauer and Rutter to lead the new game show The Chase, which premieres Jan. 7, with the ratings boom that ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time tournament last year. Last month, during ads for the series, Holzhauer was asked if he had plans to appear on Jeopardy! as a guest host like his buddy Jennings.
He’s in no rush to host the quiz show, obviously.
“I’m glad I’m not up there,” Holzhauer said in December 2020, as reported by the Seattle Times, “considering the pressure of having someone not named Alex Trebek have the job. “I think [Ken] is going to do the best job he can.
That’s what we can ask him for.’
Rutter added that while Trebek will still be the first choice as host of Jeopardy!, he is certain that an appropriate replacement will be Jennings.
“We’d all rather see Alex, I think that’s fair to say,” Rutter said, “but if it’s going to be someone else, I’m glad it’s [Ken].”
‘The Chase’ reunites the most famous players of ‘Jeopardy’
The Chase” is described, according to Variety, as “a ruthless trivia genius who wants to prevent contestants from winning cash prizes.
In a war of brain power, new competitors face off against the Chasers (Holzhauer, Jennings and Rutter) every week. Sara Haines of ” The 60-minute competition is hosted by Sara Haines of ” hosts the 60-minute contest and features the entertaining trio from ” and features the entertaining trio familiar from ” “to be appreciated by viewers.
“You’ve got these familiar Jeopardy faces! “Jennings says. “When you watched the G.O.A.T. tournament, you’ll know how funny it is to bring the back-and-forth and riff on a rigid, serious quiz show format.”
I just checked my contract. My name must be: written no less prominently, pronounced correctly in the same font/size as the other ChasersMy agent will receive a strongly worded tweet. https://t.co/T2zE9m5PR8- James Holzhauer (@James Holzhauer) November 23, 2020 How ‘Jeopardy’ James Holzhauer changed the opinion of another champion on the show by Alex Trebek
Holzhauer is obviously looking forward to the amusing banter acquired by the three trivia champions in the competition.
“It’s going to be fun to have a friendly rivalry with Ken and Brad,” Holzhauer told the November 2020 Review Article. “And I’m sure they’ll let me hear it if any team ever beats me.”