Jeopardy!

Is watching the game show Jeopardy! part of your weeknights? Fans of the game show are loyal. Long time host Alex Trebek was popular and became an inspiration to many during his battle against cancer. Four months since his death, the closing credits on the show still include a tribute in his memory.

Several guest hosts have been featured on the show. Who has been your favorite? The champion with the longest winning streak, Ken Jennings, hosted for six weeks. He was good, but I liked him better as a contestant. I enjoyed Mike Richards, one of the show’s producers. He had a great admiration for Trebek and shared many personal anecdotes. The current host is Dr. Oz. Apparently, this stirred up a lot of controversy, but it seems to me he is comfortable hosting a TV show. Some future hosts will be quarterback Aaron Rodgers, actress Mayim Bialik, and newscasters Savannah Guthrie and Anderson Cooper. In my mind, Anderson Cooper could be a strong contender. But my favorite new host has been Katie Couric. My guess, though, is that she’s probably not considering it as a permanent job.

We all are going to have to wait until the new TV season to find out who will be the new permanent host. With all the serious news of this year, speculating on who it might be is a fun distraction.

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8 Responses to Jeopardy!

  1. Anita Ferreri says:

    I’ve tuned in a few times but find it hard to watch without Trebeck. Everyone else sounds like they are forcing the praise or questions. Trebeck was relaxed, I think, or at least at ease in his role. It may take time and I will turn in again, but it is just not the same….sigh….

  2. arjeha says:

    I haven’t watched this show in years. I don’t know who would make a good replacement. It will be interesting to see.

  3. literacious says:

    I love Jeopardy, but don’t have cable, so we’ll watch re-runs on Netflix and Hulu! I’m not sure who would be the best host, it’s a hard choice after how well Alex Trebeck hosted and for how long!

  4. As an Australian I have heard of the show but never watched it. From your slice I might just need to get a glimpse of what it’s all about, but of course I can’t comment on any of the hosts.

  5. I watch it off and on! I am waiting on pins and needles to find out who the new host is!

  6. Ramona says:

    I watch it some of the time, but missed seeing it when Katie Couric hosted. Heaven knows we can all use a fun distraction now. I want to know who the serious contenders are.

  7. I’ve never been a big Jeopardy watcher (though my folks are). I do decently when I watch, but some of the categories perplex me. That said, I think either Mayim Bialik or Anderson Cooper would be an excellent choice!

  8. mrssurridge says:

    I watch it every time I visit a friend of mine. We yell out the mostly wrong answers and laugh a bit. She always updates me on who has been hosting and how she feels about them. The last time I was there, Katie Couric was the host and I thought she did a great job. No Alex, but it’s hard to replace a legend. I will be excited to see who they pick. I bet there will be odds in Vegas.

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