Katie Couric To Guest Host ‘Jeopardy’

The former Today co-anchor will be among a series of fill-ins after the final Alex Trebek episodes air this week.

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Alex Trebek’s Last ‘Jeopardy’ Episode Airs This Friday — I Am Not Ready

Michael Ausiello: “While I appreciate the fact that Sony Pictures Television prolonged the inevitable by scheduling two weeks of curated reruns over the holidays (Trebek’s last airdate was originally slated for Dec. 25), I now find myself wishing and hoping for another continuance.”

Ken Jennings Apologizes For “Unartful And Insensitive” Past Tweets

Trebek’s Last New ‘Jeopardy’ Episodes Airing With A Tribute

The first of the five episodes will air Monday and start with Trebek’s “powerful message about the season of giving,” producer Sony Pictures Television said in a release Wednesday.

Ken Jennings Named Interim ‘Jeopardy’ Host

Jeopardy will air repeat episodes for the holiday weeks beginning Dec. 21 and 28, meaning lat host Alex Trebek’s final week of shows will air starting Monday, Jan. 4. Jeopardy record-holder Ken Jennings’ episodes begin on Jan. 11, to be followed by shows with other interim hosts.

Rosie Perez? Joe Rogan? ‘Jeopardy’ Fans Weigh In On Next Host

Meet The Top Candidates To Succeed Alex Trebek

Some famous faces, including the likes of ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, have reportedly tossed their hats in the ring to take on the post that Trebek held for nearly 37 years. Here are some of the top successor candidates in the rumor mill.

Alex Trebek’s Influence On Pop Culture

Alex Trebek, who died Sunday at 80, was a household name during his 37 years as the host of Jeopardy, and his authoritative presence spread far from that show into pop culture at large. Here are some of his most memorable cameos.

‘Jeopardy’ Pays Tribute To Alex Trebek In Poignant Message

The day after Trebek died at age 80 following a battle with cancer, the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards addressed viewers from the Jeopardy set in a taped introduction.

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In The Dumbest And Darkest Of Times, Alex Trebek Maintained A Safe Space For Intelligence

At its essence, Trebek’s Jeopardy was a nightly recognition of intelligence and competence, and there were times when the show seemed to be one of the last places where it’s a wonderful thing to be a know-it-all — where broad, general knowledge is something to be celebrated rather than scorned or resented. Above, a shrine to Trebek near his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Monday, Nov. 9.

Stephanopoulos Lobbies To Succeed Trebek

Following Alex Trebek’s death on Sunday at age 80, George Stephanopoulos’ reps are already lobbying for the ABC News anchor to become the next host of the hit game show Jeopardy, a highly placed person with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.

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Alex Trebek, Longtime ‘Jeopardy’ Host, Dies

Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host and TV personality, died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 80. Trebek revealed in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but vowed to battle the disease. He presided over the beloved quiz show for more than 30 years.

‘Jeopardy’ EP: Ken Jennings’ New Role Is Not A ‘Tryout’ For Host

‘Jeopardy’ Return Date Set, Jennings Joins Show

After an unprecedented three-month coronavirus-imposed hiatus, Jeopardy will be back on the air with fresh episodes beginning Monday, Sept. 14. “I feel good, and I feel excited because once again Jeopardy! has demonstrated that it’s at the forefront of television programming,” host Alex Trebek said. “I believe we are the first quiz show to come back on the air in the COVID-19 era.” In addition, newly-minted Jeopardy G.O.A.T. Ken Jennings is joining the show as a consulting producer.

‘Wheel,’ ‘Jeopardy’ Head Back To Studios

Two of America’s longest-running game shows, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy are heading back to the studio. Both shows were hit by the COVID-19 production shutdown, but both syndicated shows, which come from Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Distribution, are set to start filming this week and next. There will, however, be a few adjustments.

Retro ‘Jeopardy’ Episode Scores Ratings Gain

The long-running game show kicked off a week of “from the vault” episodes with Alex Trebek’s first time as host.

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First Syndicated ‘Jeopardy’ Episode Kicks Off 4-Week Series

‘Jeopardy’ To Soon Run Out Of Original Episodes

Jeopardy will soon be in all-encore mode. The iconic Alex Trebek-hosted game show — which halted production roughy three months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic — will air its last original episode on Friday, June 12. Reruns begin airing on Monday, June 15, and will continue until the show deems it safe to resume production.

Friedman Closes 25 Years At ‘Jeopardy,’ ‘Wheel’

Today, Friedman is closing out a 25-year run at Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind both game shows, as he opts to move on after the end of his contract. The well-respected television veteran holds a Guinness World Record for having produced 12,540 game show episodes, more than any other individual, and is the only producer to have won two Emmys in the same category in a tie with himself. For the week of April 6, Jeopardy averaged 11.6 million viewers each weeknight, while Wheel averaged 11.3 million, outperforming nearly all the nightly news shows across networks and all primetime programs on both network and cable.

‘Jeopardy’ To Air Reruns Next Month

Jeopardy is bringing back reruns of Ken Jennings’ 74-game winning streak from 2004. From May 4 to 15, reruns of select Jeopardy episodes will air in syndication in place of regularly scheduled episodes, which stopped production in March. The two-week-long event will start with a re-airing of Jennings’ first game ever, which originally aired June 2, 2004.

MN Sophomore Wins ‘Jeopardy’ College Contest

Nibir Sarma, a sophomore from Eden Prairie, Minn., won the two-week tournament in an episode airing Friday night, earning $100,000 and a berth against regular Jeopardy winners in the annual Tournament of Champions.

‘Jeopardy,’ ‘Wheel’ To Tape Sans Audiences

The popular gameshows are the latest television project to shift plans due to the new coronavirus. Last week, CBS announced that it was suspending production on The Amazing Race in response to the outbreak.

Trebek Reaches 1-Year Mark In Cancer Fight

“I’d be lying if I said the journey had been an easy one. There have been some good days, but a lot of not-so-good days,” the longtime Jeopardy host said in a video message posted online Wednesday.

Behind ABC’s ‘Jeopardy’ Primetime Ratings Wins

‘The Greatest of All Time’ game-show event is part of the network’s effort to have one big live (or live-feeling) special on its air each month.

No Rematch For ‘Jeopardy’ Champ Jennings

“I’m out,” said Ken Jennings, the veteran who beat young hotshot James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter to take a $1 million prize in the tournament that stretched out over four entertaining nights on ABC’s primetime schedule. “I’m really happy to get one last hurrah,” he said, “but I don’t think I can top this.”

For ‘Jeopardy’ Fans, Jennings Is The Greatest

Ken Jennings won his third match in the Jeopardy “Greatest of all Time” contest televised on Tuesday, an event that’s been a primetime hit for ABC. He pocketed $1 million by dispatching James Holzhauer, who won one match, and Brad Rutter, who came up empty.

‘Jeopardy’ Blames Bethlehem Clue Uproar On Post-Production Error

‘Jeopardy’ Sparks Social Media Uproar With Bethlehem Question

Trebek: ‘Jeopardy’ Retirement Isn’t Imminent

While treatment for pancreatic cancer is taking a toll, Alex Trebek said he’s not ready to retire from hosting Jeopardy although he’s mulled it in recent years. He spoke during a panel promoting Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time with top contestants Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, The primetime contest is airing this week on ABC.

‘Jeopardy’ Titans Compete For $1M, ‘Greatest’ Title

Jeopardy‘s all-time top money winners Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer are facing off for ultimate bragging rights. The winner gets $1 million, with $250,000 for each runner-up in the contest that airs on consecutive nights beginning 8 p.m. ET Tuesday on ABC.

Wife: Alex Trebek Struggling With ‘Depression, Sadness’

2019 Was The Year Of ‘Jeopardy’

In TV time, 36 seasons is unspeakably ancient, but this year game veteran Jeopardy exploded into one of TV’s most talked-about shows. The Sony Pictures Television-produced game show hit multiyear highs, led all of syndication in the ratings several times, was memed all over social media and discussed around dinner tables across the nation.

How Watching ‘Jeopardy’ Together Helped Me Say Goodbye To My Father

Alex Trebek To Get Icon Award At Canadian Screen Awards

‘Jeopardy’s Top Earners To Face Off

BC announced Monday that Jeopardy‘s three highest earners of all time — Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer — will face off against one another for the multi-night primetime event Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time. Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at 8/7c, the Jeopardy! tournament will air for at least three consecutive weeknights through Thursday, Jan. 9.

James Holzhauer, Emma Boettcher To Face Off Again On ‘Jeopardy’

James Holzhauer Prevails In ‘Jeopardy’ Tournament Opening Round

‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Pleads For Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Trebek Says Treatments May Make Him Leave

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is hinting that his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer could force him to step away from the popular game show, saying his chemotherapy treatments are starting to affect his speech.

Alex Trebek To Restart Chemotherapy

After a setback in his ongoing fight with pancreatic cancer, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek will resume chemotherapy treatments, he revealed on Monday’s Good Morning America.