We'll Take “New Hosts” for $200: Who'll Be the Next Face of “Jeopardy”?

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On November 8, 2020, long-time Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Throughout the course of his treatment, Trebek continued to host the popular trivia game show. His charismatic charm had delighted audiences since he started hosting the show in 1984, and over the years he’d become not just the face of the famous trivia program but also one of the most recognizable personalities in game show history.

Trebek’s iconic place at the podium certainly won’t be easy to fill. But Jeopardy! producers now face the difficult task of doing so, and they’re actively working on continuing the show in Trebek’s memory. In the interim, a variety of exciting guest hosts have been scheduled to take turns hosting the show for the remainder of the 2020–2021 season until producers make a final decision. These guest hosts include journalists, TV personalities and other notable figures, including Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings.

While it remains unknown which candidate will take over for good, one thing is clear: Whoever ends up replacing Trebek will need to convince the audience that they won’t endanger the franchise — but will uphold the longtime host’s legacy. Here’s what we know so far about the familiar faces handling Trebek’s duties in the meantime.