September 20, 2021

‘Jeopardy!’ pays tribute to Alex Trebek by naming iconic stage in beloved former host’s name

CULVER CITY, Calif. — The producers of “Jeopardy!” have honored beloved former host Alex Trebek by naming the iconic quiz present’s stage after him.

A video was posted to the sport present’s social media accounts on Monday displaying Trebek’s spouse, Jean; his son, Matt; and his daughters, Emily and Nicky, posing alongside the bronze plaque at Sony Photos Studios in Culver Metropolis, California. It reads: “The Alex Trebek Stage.”

Trebek died of pancreatic most cancers in November 2020 on the age of 80.

After a collection of visitor hosts crammed in on the podium in Trebek’s stead, Mike Richards was named as host on Aug. 11. Nonetheless, after filming only a week’s value of exhibits, he stepped down from the place on Aug. 20 and, as of Aug. 31, is now not an govt producer on the present.

As a result of “Jeopardy!” is filmed in advance, Richards will nonetheless seem because the host till Friday, Sept. 17.

Mayim Bialik — who has been named the host of “Jeopardy!” primetime specials and spin-offs — would be the first visitor host after Richards because the search continues for a everlasting host.