'Jeopardy!' Changes Schedule — Alex Trebek's Final Episodes Set to Air in January
Weeks after famous Canadian-American presenter Alex Trebek passed away, "Jeopardy!" has revealed that they have had a schedule change, including when they will air his last episodes.
Following the death of "Jeopardy!" show host Alex Trebek, things have started to change tremendously. To honor the long-time host, the show has decided when they will air his final episodes. They announced on Twitter that:
"As we remember and celebrate the life of Alex Trebek, we will air 10 of his best episodes the weeks of 12/21 and 12/28."
They concluded the announcement by revealing that they will air the final episode during the first quarter of 2021. This is a huge part of celebrating the late iconic host's legacy.
The last time Trebek was reportedly in the studio was on Thursday, October 29. This was ten days before he tragically passed away on Sunday, November 8, after battling with ill health.
The new episodes featuring him will continue to air through December 25, giving fans the opportunity to watch him during the festive season and celebrate his life.
The show had only just returned over the summer after going on a several-month hiatus earlier in the year due to the pandemic. Additional plans of the show's future have yet to be revealed to the public.
Trebek was a staple element of "Jeopardy!" but alas, they have decided to replace him with someone he would be proud of.
As we remember and celebrate the life of Alex Trebek, we will air 10 of his best episodes the weeks of 12/21 and 12/28, and air his final week of episodes starting 1/4. https://t.co/HQaNewWa9U pic.twitter.com/aYPUOEuEwF— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 23, 2020
Trebek's health condition before his sad passing was not a secret to the public. The show host revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage-four pancreatic cancer in March 2019.
Known for his sharp wit and charisma, the Canadian-American presenter promised to continue presenting "Jeopardy!" while he receives treatment. The show announced the sad news on Twitter.
They thanked Alex for his dedication and service and shared a photo of him doing what he loves best: hosting the popularly loved game show.
Trebek was a staple element of "Jeopardy!" but alas, they have decided to replace him with someone he would be proud of. A new interim host was revealed ahead of the show's production resumption.
Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex. pic.twitter.com/Yk2a90CHIM— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 8, 2020
"Jeopardy!" announced that Ken Jennings, who holds the all-time records for most consecutive games won at 74, will be the first interim guest host for the show.
Trebek very much liked Jennings, as did fans and viewers of the show. Since then, many have expressed their approval of the temporary replacement and hope for the best as they move on from Trebek's sad passing.