Jeopardy is a well-known American game show created by Merv Griffin. This is a quiz show that became famous among American viewers. It was hosted by the late Alex Trebek who is forever in the memory of his fans. After his death, the show had a variety of celebrities who hosted it. Recently Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings, and Anderson Cooper appeared in Jeopardy as guest hosts. Therefore, it is not still clear to the fans who the permanent host of the show will be. Here you can find out all the details about the new host of jeopardy.
What Is Jeopardy?
The show is a quiz competition where the contestants are given general knowledge clues in the form of answers. But they must phrase their answers in the form of questions. The original version debuted on NBC in 1964. Then the All-New Jeopardy! which is a revival of the original started to air from October 1978 to March 1979. Also, the version airing as of 2021 is a daily syndicated show from Sony Pictures Television that started to air on September 10, 1984.
How Long Did Alex Trebek Host Jeopardy?
The previous Jeopardy hosts were Art Fleming, Don Pardo, and John Harlan. But the one host that became very popular is Alex Trebek. He hosted the show from 1984 until he died in 2020. Further the last episode he hosted aired on January 8, 2021. It was a sad episode because many fans knew that Trebek will not be returning to host again. Also, the episode served as a farewell for Trebek.
Who Is the Host of Jeopardy in The Current Timeline?
After Trebek’s death, the interim and guest hosts started to host the show such as consulting producer and former contestant Ken Jennings. Many others followed him such as Mike Richards, Aaron Rodgers, Bill Whitaker, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, and more. But still, the host that will continue with the legacy of Trebek has not been chosen by the show. Further, the focus groups in social media are voting for their favorite host to appear in the Jeopardy show. So according to the polls, Ken Jennings has got the highest score to become the host.
The executive producer has shared that one of the guest hosts will become the new face of Jeopardy after Alex Trebek. The decision will be made before the beginning of the new season of Jeopardy. Also, it will happen anytime during July and August. Now the producers are just watching who could handle the job of stepping in as host of the great show.
We have to wait for the next season to know who will become the next permanent host of Jeopardy. Therefore, stay tuned.