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'Jeopardy!' releases first teaser with Ken Jennings as host

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'Jeopardy!' releases first teaser with Ken Jennings as host

Jennings started taping his episodes November 30, 2020, as the beloved Canadian host had died November 8, less than two weeks he pre-taped his last series of episodes in late October.

Jennings won the "Jeopardy!". One of the top winners in Jeopardy! history, Ken Jennings, will host the first episode since the passing of long-time host Alex Trebek, the official Jeopardy! "We were hoping we'd have him with us for longer". Following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek, whose final episode aired January 8, the show will introduce a series of guest hosts until a more-permanent replacement is named.

Even after seeing Jennings walk onto the set, it was jarring to hear his mellow voice read out the "Jeopardy" and "Double Jeopardy" categories and clues.

Jennings has nearly mastered the way Trebek used inflection to make the clues sound both interesting and a little bit like questions.

"Honestly, I'm with the audience. This is gonna take some time to get used to". "But, you know, there are tens of millions of people who love this show, we love this show, Alex loved this show".

"I spoke to him on the phone actually the weekend he passed and he was - he was frail but he was still very much Alex", Jennings, who holds the record for the longest winning "Jeopardy!" streak, said on "Good Morning America". In an interview with USA TODAY, he downplayed the idea that he could host permanently, and the Los Angeles Times reported that Katie Couric taped at least a week's worth of episodes, in what appears to be a long-term plan to audition permanent hosts on-air.

'It's a very demanding job, and he was just the best, ' said Jennings, who beat James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter on JEOPARDY!

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