This week will mark the end of an era for American Television History. Jeopardy fans are heartbroken as this week, the five final episodes that were taped by the beloved host of the show Alex Trebek will be aired.
The recorded videos were to be aired during the Christmas season but since, it a chaotic time for someone to tune into the Tv, the production house made a wise decision to delay it till January 4. Its last ever episode will air on January 8, Friday.
Before this eventful week, the game show has aired two weeks of reruns to celebrate the game’s legendary host Alex Trebek and his astounding career.
Alex’s unfortunate death
The host, Alex, died on November 8 after a two-year, tough battle against pancreatic cancer. Trebek shot his last episode of the game show in late October. The showrunner Mike Richards has said that the death of Alex was shocking and unexpected. No one knew that was going to be his last episode. Even though they knew about cancer and about the pain that he was in, it was difficult to believe that he did not return to the sets.
His last day on the Sets
Richard also revealed that at the beginning of the final episode, Trebek had delivered a heartfelt speech to the viewers, where he talked about family, togetherness. The last on the set, he was on the top of his game. The emotional speech left everyone in tears, and in spite of being so ill, he gave his best to make the episode successful.
The successors of Alex as hosts of the show
After his death, the production company announced that after Trebek, Ken Jennings will take over as the first in a series of interim guest hosts. Jennings is all ready to make his debut on January 11. A permanent host has still not been decided and will be announced later.