'Jeopardy!' is back with iconic host Alex Trebek, excited fans say 'world feels a little more hopeful again'
'We're trying to provide as safe an environment as possible as we produce these new programs for your enjoyment,' Trebek said as the show kicked off since its halt in March due to Covid-19
Fans can’t keep calm as the classic award-winning game-show ‘Jeopardy!’ premiered its 37th season on Monday, September 14, with its celebrated host Alex Trebek. With a record of 39 Emmy awards, 'Jeopardy!' isn’t just America’s favorite quiz show but rather the country's most award-winning game show as it boasts on its site. What’s even more exciting is that the show is back with its celebrated host Alex Trebek.
"Welcome, everyone. Welcome, welcome, welcome," Trebek greeted opening the show for the first time since mid-summer. "We're trying to provide as safe an environment as possible as we produce these new programs for your enjoyment," he added after the show kicked off since its earlier halt in March due to Covid-19. A fan wrote in praise of the host Alex, “What 2020, really, really needed was a healthy and hale looking Alex Trebek back doing what he does best. #Jeopardy.”
Trebek, the 80-year-old iconic host who has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer since 2019, was as spirited and invested as ever on the show. However, there have been certain changes in the show this time. First, due to the pandemic, the show has separated the contestants to ensure extra social distancing. Trebek added on the Covid-19 measures, “We have done the same thing for our staff and crew. We’re trying to provide as safe an environment as possible as we produce these new programs for your enjoyment.”
In another major change, Global News reported that record-setting champion Ken Jennings will serve as a consulting producer to the show for its 37th season. Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on the show clinching a total of 74 wins.Talking about the Covid-19 precautions on-set, Jennings said that Trebek will be staying at his host podium to keep distance from contestants and that his “health is priority No. 1 on that set.”
As soon as the show premiered, fans stormed the Internet with excitement and praise. Some posted the pictures of the socially distant podiums while others ailed Alex as the national icon. A fan wrote, “No one: Me when the 37th season of #Jeopardy starts.”
An excited fan wrote admiring the show and its host Alex. “Today's biggest & most exciting development? Jeopardy! is BACK with the beloved alex Trebek! All is right with the world, so make sure you VOTE IN PERSON!” Another wrote, “Makes sense to me: Alex Trebek has become a national icon and good role model. Protect him.” A fan wrote on podiums, “Man I sort of dig the separated, “socially-distant” podiums!”
today's biggest & most exciting development? @jeopardy is BACK with the beloved alex trebek! all is right with the world, so make sure you VOTE IN PERSON!— Barbara Burton (@UBRox1) September 15, 2020
Makes sense to me: Alex Trebek has become a national icon and good role model. Protect him.— Mary Wms (@wms_mary) September 15, 2020
Some thanked the team of the show for bringing hope in times of crises. “Thank you so much Jeopardy! and team for bringing the show back and keeping Alex, Johnny, the crew and contestants safe. The world feels a little more hopeful again. Jeopardy!”