Jeopardy returned to the air this week with its first episodes with out longtime host Alex Trebek, who handed away in November.
It has now been introduced that The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, 60 Minutes character Bill Whitaker, and Katie Couric are becoming a member of the expansive listing of visitor hosts because the beloved sequence units out to discover a everlasting new face of the sequence.
The information comes simply days after it was introduced that NFL celebrity Aaron Rodgers would even be a component of the spectacular lineup.
“Alex was a legend, revered by all of us,” this system’s government producer Mike Richards stated in a press release that confirmed the information.
“‘I wish to thank our visitor hosts, who is not going to solely assist all of us have fun his nice legacy, but in addition carry their very own contact to the show.”
Richards explained to Entertainment Weekly that this system was looking for “individuals which can be credible giving the clues, individuals that may truly give the clues precisely, which can be going to have the ability to rule proper or improper on the responses, and that Jeopardy! followers will get pleasure from in that function, however that won’t attempt to make themselves the star.”
He stated, “There’ll be a variety of, I believe, huge names that you’re going to go, ‘Oh yeah, of course,’ after which my hope is that there is a couple of, ‘Oh, I hadn’t thought of that individual, and I’d prefer to see what that appears like internet hosting Jeopardy!'”
Trebek hosted the show for over 8,000 episodes since 1984, turning into a TV staple and amassing a legion of followers.
The sequence returned earlier this week with former winner, Ken Jennings, getting into the rostrum.
“Honestly, I’m with the viewers,” Jennings stated forward of his debut.
“‘I do not need me out right here. I wish to see Alex out right here. I do know precisely how they really feel once they see anyone else behind this lectern.”
“But there are tens of tens of millions of individuals who love this show; we love this show, Alex beloved the show. I’m simply joyful to fill in and assist out,” he added.
“Sharing this stage with Alex Trebek was one of the best honors of my life,” Jennings stated throughout the episode.
“Not many issues in life are good, however Alex did this job just about completely for greater than 36 years, and it was even higher up shut. We have been dazzled by his intelligence, allure, and charm.
“Like all Jeopardy! followers, I miss Alex very a lot,” he continued.
“And I thank him for all the pieces he did for all of us. Let’s be completely clear: No one will ever exchange the nice Alex Trebek. But we will honor him by taking part in the sport he beloved.”
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