“Jeopardy!” is doing its finest to reside as much as the good legacy of late host Alex Trebek. The producers of the enduring American answer-and-question basic information recreation present have lined up an eclectic group of notable visitor hosts to take their turns on the lectern over the following few months, with a number of extra to return.
Ken Jennings, who received “The Best of All Time” event final yr to stamp his standing as one of the best all-around “Jeopardy!” participant ever was first up serving to to interchange Trebek throughout the present’s simply accomplished run of episodes. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as soon as a successful contestant on the movie star version in 2015, additionally will get his probability to be on the opposite aspect and learn clues.
This is what we learn about Rodgers’ schedule as a “Jeopardy!” visitor host together with different celebrities who will assist fill Trebek’s footwear.
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When is Aaron Rodgers internet hosting ‘Jeopardy!’?
- Dates: April 5-April 16, 2021
Rodgers, properly faraway from main the Packers to the NFC championship recreation, now has time to tape his episodes, which can air within the spring. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports Rodgers’ guest-hosting stint on Jeopardy! will final 10 episodes, from Monday, April 5 by way of Friday, April 16. After Jennings’ year-opening run completed on the Feb. 19 episode, “Jeopardy!” government producer Mike Richards — who has reality- and game-show internet hosting expertise from applications equivalent to “Magnificence and the Geek” and “Pyramid” — is filling in till the following movie star stint.
In Rodgers’ earlier look six years in the past, he earned $50,000, which was donated to a trigger near his coronary heart, the Midwest Athletes In opposition to Childhood Most cancers. By agreeing to host “Jeopardy!” — a present of which he is been a lifelong fan — the cumulative cash the contestants win whereas he is on the helm will turn into a fair larger charitable donation. That is the identical deal for the opposite visitor hosts.
‘Jeopardy!’ visitor host schedule
- Aaron Rodgers
- Katie Couric
- Invoice Whitaker
- Mayim Bialik
- Savannah Guthrie
- Anderson Cooper
- Sanjay Gupta
- Mehmet Oz
After Jennings and Richards, Rodgers is considered one of eight confirmed celebrities who will get the distinction of standing the place Trebek as soon as did for 37 seasons this yr. The others introduced in mid January had been former TODAY Present co-host Katie Couric, present “60 Minutes” correspondent Invoice Whitaker and actress/comic/neuroscientist Mayim Bialik of “Blossom”, “The Large Bang Principle” and “Name Me Kat.”
In early February, present TODAY Present co-host Savannah Guthrie, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Mehmet Ounceswere added to the roster.
Rodgers appeared in Season 31. Ouncespreceded him as a celeb Jeopardy! contestant in Season 28, whereas Cooper additionally has game-playing expertise from Season 32. They are going to all be a part of Jennings in a choose membership of Jeopardy! gamers turned hosts.
Keep tuned for dates and extra particulars on when the remainder of the celebrities’ stints will air as new common “Jeopardy!” episodes in syndication.