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Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 1:34PM EDT
Jeopardy! arrives on Hulu
The classic game show makes its streaming debut today, with 60 episodes available from the recent past thanks to a deal between Hulu and Sony Pictures Television. The episodes available aired between 2012 and 2015, including a “Tournament of Champions,” a “College Championship” week and a “Kids Week,” along with “Battle of the Decades." Hulu announced the news via a video promo featuring host Alex Trebek, saying in his trademark fashion: “It’s the streaming service that’s now home to one of the most beloved quiz shows of all time, Jeopardy!" After pausing for dramatic effect, he said, "What is Hulu?"
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 4:36AM EDT
Alex Trebek's picks to succeed him Jeopardy! respond, but a superfan says Anderson Cooper makes the most sense
Source: The New York Times
Trebek named Los Angeles Kings announcer Alex Faust and CNN legal analyst Laura Coates in his interview on Fox News' OBJECTified that hinted he'll likely step down from Jeopardy! in 2020, when he turns 80. "I guess there are worse ways to randomly see your name show up on TMZ!" tweeted a "flattered" Faust. Coates tweeted: "Incredibly honored & humbled @Jeopardy Alex Trebek 1) knows who I am 2) thinks I'd be a great host of my fave game show ever that I grew up watching w/ my family & still watch w/ my own kids." Andy Saunders, who runs The Jeopardy! Fan site, said the front-runner in his eyes is Anderson Cooper, who could work on Jeopardy! four to six days per month while keeping his CNN and 60 Minutes gigs. Saunders said of Trebek: “He has so much experience and he is such a good host that anyone, even Anderson Cooper, would find it incredibly difficult to fill Alex’s shoes."
- LeVar Burton pitches himself as Trebek's replacement: "I’ve had my eye on this gig for a looong time" he said, adding: "Sorry, brother! There is only one game show I’ve ever wanted to host... This Is Jeopardy!"
- Ken Kennings joked about replacing Trebek: "(be right back), deleting ten years of pedophilia jokes"
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 1:49PM EDT
Alex Trebek hints he'll retire from Jeopardy! in 2020
Source: Page Six
Trebek said on Fox News Channel's OJECTified that there's “50/50 (chance) and a little less" that he'll stay after his contract expires in two years, when he turns 80. Trebek also revealed his two picks to replace him, including Alex Faust, the 28-year-old play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Kings. If the producers want a female host, "there is an attorney, Laura Coates,” he said. “She’s African-American and she appears on some of the cable news shows from time to time.”
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 8:37PM EDT
Jeopardy! invites a contestant back after a typo in a "Final Jeopardy" clue
Source: Chicago Tribune
Vincent Valenzuela, who competed on Friday's show, was given a clue along with his competitors that was different from the way host Alex Trebek read the clue.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Alex Trebek sued over his large dog
A woman alleges the Jeopardy! host's large dog came charging at her, resulting in her running away and falling onto the street, where she was almost hit by an SUV.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Alex Trebek and RuPaul are visting each other's shows
Source: The A.V. Club
"I'm going to be doing something on RuPaul's Drag Race," the Jeopardy! host said in a video filmed with RuPaul, who will be "dropping clues" on his game show.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon congratulates Jeopardy! contestant who swept a category about her movies
The actress posted a clip from Monday's episode, which also featured Alex Trebek booing a contestant for not knowing any of her movies.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Jeopardy! contestant: Alex Trebek chose not to bring up my Willy Wonka past
Paris Themmen says Trebek had three "fun facts" about him on a card, including that he was a star of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. But Trebek chose to gloss over that "fun fact." Themmen says Trebek opted not to use that tidbit when his wife also competed on Jeopardy!
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
Alex Trebek to moderate a Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate
The Jeopardy! host has agreed to moderate a 45-minute debate on Oct. 1.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
Alex Trebek was peeved that none of Thursdays Jeopardy! contestants could answer a football question
The Jeopardy! Twitter account reacted to Thursday’s Super Bowl-themed category, tweeting: "Fun fact: Our contestants answered as many clues in this category as the @Browns had wins this season.”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
Alex Trebek is taking a brief Jeopardy! break as he recovers from surgery
Trebek released a YouTube video saying he’s still recovering from a fall suffered “about two months ago” that created new problems over the holiday break, resulting in surgery to remove blood clots from his brain. “Surgery was performed. After two days in the hospital, I came home to start recovery,” Trebek said in the video. “The prognosis is excellent, and I expect to be back in the studio taping more ‘Jeopardy!’ programs very, very soon.” Trebek’s recovery will delay the College championship that was scheduled to tape next week.
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 6:00PM EST
Coolio thinks the Jeopardy! contestant shouldn’t have lost prize money for saying “Gangster’s Paradise”
“I probably would have gave it to him,” the rapper tells TMZ, adding a word of advice to white people: “The ‘er’ will always get you in trouble.” ALSO: Jeopardy! producer explains the “Gansta’s Paradise” decision -- and looking back at other costly Jeopardy! mispronunciations.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 2:46PM EST
Jeopardy! contestant loses $3,200 for mispronouncing “gangsta” as “gangster”
A contestant learned the hard way on last night's Jeopardy! that Coolio’s "Gangsta’s Paradise" isn’t pronounced “Gangster’s Paradise.”
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 9:22PM EST
Alex Trebek accused of being sexist towards a female Jeopardy! contestant
On Tuesday's show, Trebek seemed surprised a woman could be a retired U.S. Army master sergeant.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are entering the Broadcasting Hall of Fame together
Source: The A.V. Club
The National Association Of Broadcasters has decided to honor the companion game shows in a ceremony in April.