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JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 23, 2020 04:40PM
......Ken Jennings.....1st 'guest host'....will debuTT Jan. 11th.....


Jeopardy!: Ken Jennings to Succeed the Late Alex Trebek as First 'Guest

.....Question answered: G.O.A.T. Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings has been named the iconic game show’s temporary new guest host, succeeding the legendary Alex Trebek, who died on Nov. 8 of pancreatic cancer. Additional guest hosts will be revealed in the coming days/weeks. A permanent host will be announced at a later date.

Jennings will make his Jeopardy! hosting debut on Monday, Jan. 11.

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

Jennings ascension to guest host was foreshadowed last September when he joined the show as a consulting producer. In that new role, he presented his own special video categories, developed projects, assisted with contestant outreach, and served as a general ambassador for the show.

Trebek first revealed his cancer diagnosis in March 2019 via a video announcement. Though he acknowledged that the prognosis for his illness was “not very encouraging,” Trebek said at the time that he planned “to fight this, and I’m going to keep working.” Throughout his struggle with the disease, he continued to host Jeopardy! (which then went on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic), and he offered frequent health updates to fans while undergoing treatment.

Trebek’s final Jeopardy! episode — originally set to air on Dec. 25 — will now air Friday, Jan. 8. During the weeks of Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, the show will pay tribute Trebek by airing 10 of his best episodes



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Re: JENeration next?!....Jeopardy! first 'guest host' named.....
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: November 23, 2020 04:58PM
Promising.

I think Jennings—with whom I've had a tiny bit of real-world interaction—will be an excellent, quick-witted host. I always thought his response, during his original record-setting run, "what be Ebonics" was the very definition of quick-wittedness.
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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 23, 2020 05:34PM
Of course it's Jennings. Who else could they have chosen?



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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 23, 2020 06:15PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
Of course it's Jennings. Who else could they have chosen?

That one guy who's all about ratings?

No, not Nielsen.
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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: Buzz
Date: November 23, 2020 06:29PM
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Lux Interior
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N-OS X-tasy!
Of course it's Jennings. Who else could they have chosen?

That one guy who's all about ratings?

No, not Nielsen.

I thought he was #30 on the list...
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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 23, 2020 06:38PM
Ken needs to be the permanent host.
His best response, to me, was the famous, “What’s a Hoe?”
Question was: , "This term for a long-handled gardening tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker."

I knew the answer was rake, but wondered if the writers had specifically written the question to get “Hoe” as a response.

Alex actually laughed and later asked Ken, what do they teach you guys out in Utah, or something like that.
It was the funniest thing ever.





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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: rz
Date: November 23, 2020 06:47PM
I heard from my wife that there are some people trying to get LaVar Burton as the host. I think he'd be an excellent choice as well.
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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 23, 2020 07:18PM
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rz
I heard from my wife that there are some people trying to get LaVar Burton as the host. I think he'd be an excellent choice as well.

Not as good as Ken. He is my sentimental favorite.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: Buzz
Date: November 23, 2020 08:15PM
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I heard from my wife that there are some people trying to get LaVar Burton as the host. I think he'd be an excellent choice as well.

Not as good as Ken. He is my kentimental favorite.

Fixed it.
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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 23, 2020 09:08PM
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I heard from my wife that there are some people trying to get LaVar Burton as the host. I think he'd be an excellent choice as well.

Not as good as Ken. He is my kentimental favorite.

Fixed it.
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Lol





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: November 23, 2020 09:54PM
Overall I think LeVar would be better as it will probably drive Ken *bonkers* when the contestants don't get a question right.
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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 23, 2020 09:59PM
....Ken....I get an amen.....???



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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 24, 2020 12:24AM
Assuming Burton gets the job, how long until a player who claims to be named Data competes on the show?



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Re: JENeration next?!....first 'guest host' for Jeopardy! named.....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 25, 2020 06:36AM
There are also requests to use Will Farrell (he mimicked Trebeck on SNL) and IBM's Watson as guest hosts.

It will be interesting to see how Jennings does, he has no broadcast background and would be jumping into the deep end of the pool. There would be a long, awkward learning curve. Think about when Vanna White took over for Pat Sajak, she was out of her comfort zone and she was used to camera work. Jennings would have it even harder. I think they will go with someone who has experience.



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