Ken Jennings Will Be First Guest Host of “JEOPARDY!” When Filming Resumes

Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings will guest-host the first new episodes of the game show following the death of beloved host Alex Trebek.

A permanent replacement host will not be named yet. For now, the show will continue with a variety of guest hosts. Between December 21st and the 28th, Jeopardy! will air 10 of Trebek’s best episodes. The last episodes that he filmed will air the week of January 4th.

Executive producer Mike Richards said, “Alex believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him. We will honor Alex’s legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved with smart contestants and challenging clues. By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers.”


Dane Cook also revealed that he has been approached to guest host an episode.