Friday, July 19, 2024

Seven Weeks of Alex Trebek “Jeopardy!” Episodes Left, Beloved Game Show Host Taped Up til December 25th


Answer: What is Superman?

Alex Trebek taped enough episodes of “Jeopardy!” that we’ll be seeing him right through Christmas Day. That’s about seven weeks of new shows.

For a man with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer, that’s quite an accomplishment. Trebek was literally making episodes right up to the end.

“Jeopardy!” is currently the number 2 show overall in syndication, averaging 5 million viewers every night. Expect that number to increase sharply now as fans brace themselves to say goodbye.

Choosing a successor to Trebek won’t be easy. Producers would be smart to have rotating guest hosts for a while before settling on someone. They should definitely let Will Ferrell fill in if he wants to do it.

Here’s Will playing Trebek and Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery, who we lost last week:





Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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