Alex Trebek was a much-loved fixture on the quiz show, hosting it from its premiere in syndication nearly 35 years ago until 2020 when he died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. And ahead of season 38 returning next Monday evening (7/12), where they will honor him by renaming one set at home to have “Alex” written across it–a small but powerful reminder that even after death can come life again.”
Alex Trebek’s family was the star of a new Jeopardy! tweet. Jane, his wife and three children were all present at their home as he took on contestants for cash prizes in Alex Trebek stages throughout America.
The heart-warming photo was captioned: “#TheGameContinues today with brand-new episodes of #Jeopardy! Don’t miss returning champ Matt Amodio and 2 challengers as they face off on the newly-dedicated Alex Trebek Stage.”
The Jeopardy stage was renamed in honor of its long time host, Alex Trebek. The former name “Stage 10” is now only known as such because he hosted 8200 episodes on the show from this location!
“The dedication ceremony—held on the first day of taping for Season 38—was emceed by Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tony Vinciquerra.”
“Immediately after the ceremony, announcer Johnny Gilbert set the new season in motion as he once again introduced ‘…a PhD student from New Haven, CT, Matt Amodio,'” the statement went on, mentioning the returning Jeopardy! champ.
Don't miss returning champ Matt Amodio and 2 challengers as they face off on the newly-dedicated Alex Trebek Stage.
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 13, 2021
Amodio’s phenomenal win streak continued on Monday, bringing his total to 19 games as the victor. Since Trebek died last year and a star-studded search ended with August announcement that Mike Richards would helm primetime evening show while Mayim Bialk present specials and tournaments for Wheel Of Fortune 2020-2021 season .
In the wake of public scrutiny, producer and former host Billy Ray Cyrus announced that he would be taking a hiatus from his duties at The Price Is Right.
In-between episodes following reports surfacing about nefarious conduct against models who had worked with him while on-set producing for one episode alone: “As Inventor.”
Calls for Richard’s resignation intensified after an article by The Ringer detailed a series of offensive comments he had made on his podcast, “The Randumb Show” between 2013 and 2014. On August 20—nine days after it was announced that Richards would become host of Jeopardy!, it came out in the press that this time around he has no intention to serve as executive producer either which led many people (including myself) questioning if this change at showrunner will make any difference or better reflect what we love most about JEOPARDY!
When it comes to hosting duties, they say that there’s never a wrong time for laughter. That may be true- but what about when you’re trying out something completely new? The latest example of this came recently as Bialik took over Mark Edward Nero’s spot on the host seat following his three week tenure with some great success!
The search has now resumed and will continue until we find an enthusiastic presenter who can fill these shoes just right:) ”
“I am disappointed that these past incidents and comments have cast such a shadow on Jeopardy!, but I understand why the producers would want someone new to host. We’re starting fresh with an all-new roster of players who can hopefully make it onto our next episode.”
“As I mentioned last week, I was deeply honored to be asked to host the syndicated show and was thrilled by the opportunity to expand my role.
“However, over the last several days it has become clear that moving forward as host would be too much of a distraction for our fans and not the right move for the show. As such, I will be stepping down as host effective immediately. As a result, we will be canceling production today.”
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