‘Peril!’ Champion Ken Jennings named 1st interim host after Alex Trebek’s death – National


” Peril! Record holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts to replace Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.The producers announced Monday that Jennings, who has won 74 straight games and won the show’s “Greatest of All Time” title in a competition last year, will host episodes that air in January.

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A longtime host to replace Trebek, who died of cancer on November 8, will be named later.

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

The show is in its 37th year of syndication, and Trebek was its only host. He still broadcasts shows that Trebek filmed before his death.

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Art Fleming has hosted previous editions of the game show, including the original “Jeopardy!” which debuted in 1964 on NBC and aired for a decade.

Richards said “Jeopardy! Will air repeat episodes for the holiday weeks beginning December 21 and 28, meaning that the last week of Trebek’s shows will air starting Monday January 4.

The Jennings episodes begin January 11.

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