LOS ANGELES – “Jeopardy!” has introduced it can resume manufacturing and has additionally named Ken Jennings as its new interim visitor host.
“Alex believed within the significance of Jeopardy! and all the time mentioned that he needed the present to go on after him. We’ll honor his legacy by persevering with to supply the sport he liked,” Mike Richards, the present’s govt producer, mentioned in a tweeted assertion.
Producers introduced Monday that Jennings, who received 74 video games in a row and claimed the present’s “Biggest of All Time” title in a contest final yr, will host episodes that air in January.
A protracted-term host to take over for Trebek, who died of most cancers on Nov. eight, might be named later.
FILE – Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, (L) poses contestant Ken Jennings after his earnings from his report breaking streak on the gameshow surpassed 1 million July 14, 2004 in Culver Metropolis, California. (Jeopardy Productions through Getty Pictures)
“By bringing in acquainted visitor hosts for the foreseeable future, our objective is to create a way of neighborhood and continuity for our viewers,” the present’s govt producer, Mike Richards, mentioned.
The present is in its 37th yr of syndication, and Trebek was its solely host. It’s nonetheless airing exhibits that Trebek filmed earlier than his demise.
FILE – Ken Jennings attends the ABC Tv’s Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Jan. 08, 2020. (Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
Richards mentioned that “Jeopardy!” will air repeat episodes for the vacation weeks starting Dec. 21 and 28, that means Trebek’s closing week of exhibits will air beginning Monday, Jan. four.
Jennings’ episodes start on Jan. 11.
The Related Press contributed to this report.