Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Jeopardy
header image
Jeopardy will resume production with guest hosts
November 23rd, 2020 under Jeopardy. [ Comments: none ]

Alex Trebek passed away on November 8th from pancreatic cancer. Many of us assumed that it would probably be the end of Jeopardy. It is not.

Today, they announced that the show will begin production again on November 30th with guest hosts until they find a permanent one. GOAT winner Ken Jennings will start it off.

“Alex believed in the importance of JEOPARDY! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him,” said Jeopardy! Executive Producer Mike Richards. “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.”

Trebek’s last episode was supposed to air on Christmas Day, but they have changed the date because of preemptions. They will air his top 10 greatest episodes between December 21st and December 28th. His final episode will now air on January 4th. Then a week later, new episodes will debut with the guest hosts.

Who would you like to see guest host? I would love to see Neil DeGrasse Tyson give it a try. I want a lovable nerd in that job. Someone a lot like Trebek.


What is, Jeopardy pays tribute to Alex Trebek
November 9th, 2020 under Jeopardy. [ Comments: none ]

Yesterday, we sadly lost Alex Trebek to stage IV pancreatic cancer. Before tonight’s episode of Jeopardy started, Executive Producer Mike Richards paid tribute to the beloved host.

“He loved this show and everything it stood for,” Richards said. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness, and for the love of his family.”

Trebek loved doing the game show so much that he filmed his last episode less than two weeks ago. There are 34 more unaired episodes, and they will air between now and Christmas Day.

Thank you, Alex. What is, we will never forget you.


BTWF: Alex Trebek hosting Music Hop
November 9th, 2020 under Before They Were Famous, Jeopardy. [ Comments: none ]

Before Alex Trebek was hosting Jeopardy, he was the MC of the Canadian American Band type show Music Hop. Even when he was just 21 years old, he had that lovable host thing going on back in 1962.


What is, RIP Alex Trebek?
November 8th, 2020 under Jeopardy. [ Comments: 2 ]

Alex Trebeck lost his battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer today at the age of 80. Jeopardy’s Twitter page wrote, “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex.”

The beloved game show host was so brave as he shared his nearly two-year battle with the disease. He didn’t hold back about how the treatment and cancer were taking its toll on him physically and emotionally, but it did not stop him.

He taped his last episode on October 29th, and it will air on December 25th.

Today let’s honor a man who was as humble and nice as he was smart and ask every question as an answer.


What is, Jeopardy is back on September 14th with a new set?
September 3rd, 2020 under Jeopardy. [ Comments: none ]

Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

One of the things we have been missing most during this difficult time is the bright spot in our day. That bright spot comes with Alex Trebek hosting Jeopardy weeknights on ABC. Well, on September 14th, he is back doing what he loves and what we love him doing.

However, it is going to have a new feel because of the COVID-19 guidelines. It is going to be harder for the contestants to cheat off of each other during Final Jeopardy because their podiums are now 6′ apart. They are also located a safe distance from Trebek, who is in a high-risk group because of his age and cancer status.

“I feel good, and I feel excited because once again JEOPARDY! has demonstrated that it’s at the forefront of television programming,” Trebek said. “I believe we are the first quiz show to come back on the air in the COVID-19 era. On a personal level, I’m excited because it gets me out of the house. It gives me something to do on a regular basis, and I was missing that.”

While he is getting out of the house, people who want to be on the show don’t have to leave their homes to audition. That is because this season, wannabe contestants can do it virtually by first taking the Anytime Test. If you pass that test, then you have a chance of moving forward to the Zoom auditions.

That is the new contestants. An old contestant is joining the show this season; Ken Jennings has taken on the role of Consulting Producer. Jeopardy’s GOAT will “present his own special video categories, develop projects, assist with contestant outreach, and serve as a general ambassador for the show.” His first episode airs on September 15th.

BTW When I finished taking the Anytime Test, they told me I would be better off auditioning for Are You Smarter Than a Kindergartener?


« Previous entries 

website stats Google Analytics Alternative
Analytics Made Easy - StatCounter