‘Jeopardy!’ to resume production next week with Ken Jennings as first interim guest host

“Jeopardy!” will resume production on Nov. 30 with a series of interim guest hosts following the death of Alex Trebek, the show announced Monday.

Former “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings will be the first guest host, the show announced. Additional guest hosts will be announced at a later date.

Jennings took home the grand prize during the “Greatest of All-Time” special and has appeared in the game show delivering clues for the past several months. In September, it was announced he would take on the role as consulting producer.

READ: ‘Jeopardy!’ episodes featuring Alex Trebek will air through Christmas Day

“Alex believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him,” executive producer Mike Richards said in a prepared statement. “We will honor his legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved.”

READ: ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek dead at 80

Trebek hosted the long-running trivia show since 1984. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March 2019 and vowed to keep hosting the show for as long as he is physically able. He died on Nov. 8 at the age of 80.

READ: Remembering Alex Trebek: Central Florida reacts to beloved ‘Jeopardy!’ host’s death

Watch “Jeopardy!” weeknights at 7 p.m. on Channel 9.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.