“Jeopardy!” is doing its finest to stay up to the good legacy of late host Alex Trebek. The producers of the long-lasting American answer-and-question normal data game present have lined up an eclectic group of notable guest hosts to take their turns on the lectern over the subsequent few months, with a number of extra to come.
Ken Jennings, who gained “The Greatest of All Time” event final 12 months to stamp his standing as the very best all-around “Jeopardy!” participant ever was first up serving to to change Trebek through the show’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 likelihood to be on the opposite facet and learn clues.
Here’s what we know about Rodgers’ schedule as a “Jeopardy!” guest host together with different celebrities who will assist fill Trebek’s sneakers.
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When is Aaron Rodgers hosting ‘Jeopardy!’?
- Dates: April 5-April 16, 2021
Rodgers, properly faraway from main the Packers to the NFC championship game, now has time to tape his episodes, which is able to air within the spring. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel experiences Rodgers’ guest-hosting stint on Jeopardy! will final 10 episodes, from Monday, April 5 by means 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 hosting expertise from packages comparable to “Beauty and the Geek” and “Pyramid” — is filling in till the subsequent movie star stint.
In Rodgers’ earlier look six years in the past, he earned $50,000, which was donated to a trigger shut to his coronary heart, the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. 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 higher charitable donation. That’s the identical deal for the opposite guest hosts.
‘Jeopardy!’ guest host schedule
- Aaron Rodgers
- Katie Couric
- Bill Whitaker
- Mayim Bialik
- Savannah Guthrie
- Anderson Cooper
- Sanjay Gupta
- Mehmet Oz
After Jennings and Richards, Rodgers is one in all eight confirmed celebrities who will get the dignity of standing the place Trebek as soon as did for 37 seasons this 12 months. The others introduced in mid January had been former TODAY Show co-host Katie Couric, present “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker and actress/comic/neuroscientist Mayim Bialik of “Blossom”, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Call Me Kat.”
In early February, present TODAY Show co-host Savannah Guthrie, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Mehmet Oz had been added to the roster.
Rodgers appeared in Season 31. Oz preceded him as a celeb Jeopardy! contestant in Season 28, whereas Cooper additionally has game-playing expertise from Season 32. They will all be part of Jennings in a choose membership of Jeopardy! gamers turned hosts.
Stay tuned for dates and extra particulars on when the remainder of the celebrities’ stints will air as new common “Jeopardy!” episodes in syndication.