Alex Trebek's Last Jeopardy! Episodes Left Producers, Crew 'In Tears'
Danger! Fans have a little more time to prepare for the end of an era. As previously reported, legendary host Alex Trebek's final five episodes, originally slated to begin on Monday December 21st, will begin on Monday January 4th. Its final episode will air on Friday, January 1st. 8th.
Leading up to this fateful week, the game show will air reruns for two weeks celebrating Trebek's adventurous spirit (the first will air on December 21).
Trebek, who died on November 8th after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, shot his last danger! Follow in late October. "We didn't know it would be his last [episode]," showrunner Mike Richards previously told CNN. “He was in pain and we knew it. He had surgery [recently] and I couldn't believe he was back from the surgery. "
Richards also revealed that at the beginning of the first of Trebek's last five episodes, the host delivered a heartfelt speech to viewers in which he “talked about togetherness, the importance of family ... It's going to get even more resonance now. It was so nice that we were all emotional; we were all in tears. And then we started clapping, and [the sound] almost distracted him because he said, "Okay, now let's play Jeopardy!" It was one of those days when he was at the top of his game, even though he was it was clearly was very sick. "
Jeopardy is at the end of November! announced that G.O.A.T. Candidate Ken Jennings would be the first in a line of interim hosts to follow Trebek. Jennings will debut on Monday January 11th. A permanent host will be announced at a later date.
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