Alex Trebek recorded the last five episodes as the lovable host of “Jeopardy!” It will air starting on Monday.
Trebic who lost His fight With pancreatic cancer in November, he will be honored during his last episode broadcast on Friday “with a special tribute to the life and work of the man who has led America’s favorite testing program with skill, style and sophistication for more than 36 years,” according to a statement from “Danger!” Sony Pictures Television product.
Trebek’s final episodes were originally scheduled to air during Christmas week, but the producers have stopped the show dates because they said the holidays could be so chaotic that viewers couldn’t hear them.
The Canadian-American game presenter announced his cancer diagnosis in March 2019, but he managed to score the 2020-21 season episodes before his death at the age of 80.
The producers say he didn’t know that what ended up being his last show would actually be his last show.
“Danger!” It will continue to air new episodes starting January 11 with guest host and $ 4,370,700, lifetime award winner Ken Jennings On the helm.
The show hasn’t hired a new permanent host to replace Trebek, but so do the bookies Bets are already taken On his successor, with Jennings, George Stephanopoulos, Livar Burton, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Pat Sajack among the top candidates.