Earlier than his loss of life, Trebek stated his ultimate phrases on the present can be, ‘And till we meet once more, God bless you and goodbye.’
Beginning in January, followers of the famed quiz present “Jeopardy!” will be capable of see the ultimate episodes hosted by Alex Trebek. The beloved host died on Nov. eight after battling pancreatic most cancers. Trebek hosted the present for 37 seasons.
Earlier, the present introduced an replace to the schedule. Whereas 10 of his better of episodes will air between Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, the final week of episodes that Trebek taped might be pushed to January to allow them to keep away from anticipated preemptions round Christmas and New Yr’s, “Jeopardy!” stated in an announcement.
Trebek’s final episodes will now air the week of Jan. 4, 2021, “to present his hundreds of thousands of followers an opportunity to see his ultimate appearances,” the present stated.
Then, the primary week of guest-hosted reveals will air the week of Jan. 11, 2021.
Trebek started internet hosting “Jeopardy!” in 1984, and it is onerous to think about the present with out him. He reminded others that he did not really feel he was the star of the present, however quite the contestants have been.
As Selection reported, Trebek’s final episodes have been taped on Oct. 29, simply 10 days earlier than his loss of life. The present deliberate to proceed airing these new episodes that Trebek taped till Christmas Day.
Earlier this yr, Trebek opened up about how he wished to finish his ultimate episode. On the time, he stated he’d solely want 30 seconds on the finish of his ultimate present to present a speech.
“I’ll say my goodbyes and I’ll inform individuals: ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to exchange me as a result of I’ve no say in any way.’ However I am positive that if you happen to give them the identical love and a spotlight and respect you may have proven me…then they are going to be a hit and the present will proceed being a hit,” he defined for the ABC particular “What’s Jeopardy? Alex Trebek and America’s Most In style Quiz Present.”.
Trebek stated his ultimate phrases on the present can be, “And till we meet once more, God bless you and goodbye.”
“All of us had tears in our eyes,” Mike Richards, “Jeopardy!” Government Producer recounted to KTLA. “He actually did take care of his household. He cared for everybody in that means that he wished everybody to have love and compassion for one another and I feel that is what makes him nice.”
“Jeopardy!” was created by Merv Griffin and first aired on NBC from 1964 till later within the 1970s. At the moment, the present was hosted by Artwork Fleming, who died in 1995, Selection reported.
Trebek took over as host of the present in 1984 when a revived model of the sport present premiered. Trebek held the Guinness World Report for probably the most sport present episodes hosted by the identical presenter, for a similar program, since June of 2014.
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