‘Jeopardy’ Set to Make Giant Tribute for Alex Trebek in New Season

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Alex Trebek won’t be forgotten, especially not by Jeopardy!, the game show he helped popularize as host.

Trebek died at the age of 80 in November 2020 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He hosted Jeopardy! for 37 years.

Now, this season, the game show is set to pay a remembrance — or actually, a gigantic tribute — to Trebek.

Who Are The Jeopardy! Hosts?

Former Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik of Big Bang Theory fame were initially named interim co-hosts, but will now serve as permanent co-hosts, the show announced.

At any rate, per Pop Culture: “Executive producer Michael Davies and producer Sarah Whitcomb Foss explained that they are planning a tribute to the last quiz show host on the second anniversary of his death, Nov. 8. which coincidentally happens to be Election Day in the United States.”

Davies made the announcement on Inside Jeopardy! podcast.

“Overall, we owe him a fantastic episode of Jeopardy on that day,” Davies said. “It may well break the internet. I don’t want to give too much away.”

Filming of Jeopardy! is currently on the way for Season 29, with 25 episodes already complete. The show is set to feature new formatting for ABC’s Celebrity Jeopardy! which will include some tests. “It’s very exciting and especially exciting to get to share this honor and this platform with Ken who is such a legend and it’s very exciting, it’s overwhelming but in a really good way,” Bialik stated.

“I’m just such a fan of the show, to this day, I feel like a fan, I wouldn’t be the person I am without all the Jeopardy!,” Jennings added. “I watched as a kid, and then, of course, it changed my life in a big way 20 years ago, it’s just an honor to be associated with the show in any way, and now with Mayim double the perks.”

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