Jeopardy Will Return to Television Next Week With Some Exciting New Changes
Trebek surprised everyone again by continuing to host the famous game show despite his diagnosis and his cancer treatments. According to his wife, he loves hosting the show.
Yet, times change, and although Trebek is not stepping down as Jeopardy host, he is also not going to be hosting the show alone. Ken Jennings is going to be joining the Jeopardy team.
— Jeopardy! Returns 9/14! (@Jeopardy) September 3, 2020
We don’t know exactly how Trebek and Jennings will balance their duties on the show, but Jennings is going to be quite a large part, announcing entire categories of questions, yet, Trebek will still be the host of the show.
In case you’re not familiar with Jennings, he is the highest-earning game show contestant in America ever. He has been on Jeopardy numerous times, and besides being super smart, he also has a winning personality and a great sense of humor. Fans love him, and adding him to the show can not be anything but a good move.
Perhaps Jennings will fly solo as the show’s host one day when Trebek decides he wants to retire, but for now, we’re excited to see the duo on stage together.
Fans seem to be excited about Jennings new gig as part of the show instead of as a contestant.
I do think with some work he could be a very good host, and people would take to him quickly since he’s been synonymous with Jeopardy for so long in a positive way. He’s a genuinely good guy too, I got to meet him once at MOA :)
— Anthony Dunkel (@A_Dunkel) September 3, 2020
They’re grooming Ken Jennings to be the next host when Alex retires and I’m all for it
— Michael Schettig (@MichaelSchettig) September 3, 2020
OMG @KenJennings has my fondest wish come true? No one wants Alex to leave until he’s ready but if you are his successor I will be one happy 30 year Jeopardy fan! Will be watching every chance I get.
— Darci O’Brien (@o_darci) September 3, 2020
Do you think Jennings joining the Jeopardy family is a good idea? Do you think he is being groomed to replace Trebek one day?