When will 'Jeopardy!' Season 37 return? Here's when episodes featuring Alex Trebek's replacement Ken Jennings air
The show is about to begin filming again with a number of interim hosts, starting with highest winning player Ken Jennings on November 30
'Jeopardy!' is back in action. Episodes from Season 37 of the show are currently on air, featuring Alex Trebek who passed away earlier this month. The show's production was shut down after the tragedy but it will soon spring back up on its feet by the end of this month. The show will begin filming again with a handful of interim special guest hosts following the death of the longtime host. The lineup also includes all-star player Ken Jennings.
“We will resume production on 11/30 with a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family – starting with Ken Jennings. Additional guest hosts to be announced,” a tweet from the official Jeopardy! account read on Monday, November 23.
This tweet was coupled with a statement from the show's executive producer Mike Richards. "Alex believed in the importance of 'Jeopardy!' and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him,” the statement read. “We will honor his legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved,” Mike stated in honor of Trebek who died on November 8 2020, aged 80, after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
We will resume production on 11/30 with a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family – starting with Ken Jennings. Additional guest hosts to be announced. pic.twitter.com/0MdGqnzp3R— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 23, 2020
As we remember and celebrate the life of Alex Trebek, we will air 10 of his best episodes the weeks of 12/21 and 12/28, and air his final week of episodes starting 1/4. https://t.co/HQaNewWa9U pic.twitter.com/aYPUOEuEwF— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 23, 2020
The game show also announced their plan to air the final episodes featuring him via their Twitter handle. “As we remember and celebrate the life of Alex Trebek, we will air 10 of his best episodes the weeks of 12/21 and 12/28, and air his final week of episodes starting 1/4,” a separate tweet read. This means the new episodes featuring Ken Jennings and the other guest hosts will begin airing in January 11, 2021.
Trebek began to host the nightly fame show in 1984, continuing his streak for 37 seasons. He opened up about his struggle wih pancreatic cancer in March last year. “Just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer,” the 78-year-old 'Jeopardy!' host announced in a YouTube video on Wednesday, March 6.
“Now, normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m gonna fight this and I’m gonna keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”
He shared, “Truth told, I have to because, under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years. So help me! Keep the faith, and we’ll win. We’ll get it done.” Trebek shared the news himself keeping up with his "longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy! fanbase.”