Ratings of TV show 'Jeopardy!' soar after death of host Alex Trebek

Lawrence Kim
Ноября 26, 2020

Alex Trebek is with us in spirit this Thanksgiving and despite the hard year 2020 has proven for so many, he offered a posthumous message with a warm reminder that "there are many reasons to be thankful".

Jeopardy executive producer Mike Richards released a statement on Monday saying the show would resume production on November 30.

Just days after being announced as a guest host for "Jeopardy!". The winningest player in the show's history will be the first in a series of guest hosts starting January 11.

Jennings joined the program at the start of the current season as a consulting producer. "The Greatest of All Time" victor and 74-time champion - paid tribute to Trebek as he reacted to the news.

"I think the best hope for anyone stepping behind that podium is really to create their own new relationship with these viewers and these fans at home, and [to] help everybody move into this new era of Jeopardy!", Low said. "We will honor Alex's legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved with smart contestants and challenging clues". It is still airing shows that Trebek filmed before his death.

Producers announced Monday that Jennings, who won 74 games in a row and claimed the show's "Greatest of All Time" title in a competition previous year, will host episodes that air in January. Jennings, regarded as the "Greatest of All Time" by "Jeopardy!" reportedly tweeted:"Nothing sadder than a".

In 2015, he made an insensitive comment about "Star Wars" fan, Daniel Fleetwood, who died of cancer after getting to screen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" early.

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