Celebrities to guest host ‘Jeopardy!’ after Alex Trebek’s death

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Sony Pictures Television has unveiled its guest host plans for "Jeopardy!" while the search continues for a successor to Alex Trebek.

Rodgers revealed on Tuesday's "The Pat McAfee Show" that he will be given the opportunity to serve as an interim host on "Jeopardy!" and will be doing so during the offseason.

The dates she will be the host were not announced, nor were the dates Rodgers, Bialik and Whitaker will host.

JEOPARDY! will feature many guest hosts that include respected journalists, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and an actress who is also a neuroscientist, the show announced on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Those episodes began airing Monday.

Whitaker, a "60 Minutes" correspondent, will also be a guest host.


Once his run is done, executive producer Mike Richards will fill in for two weeks while the newly announced guests prepare for their stints. "It will be an honor to guest host & celebrate his great legacy". Visit Jeopardy.com to view your local listing.

The comedy actress and neuroscientist will also be joined by National Football League star Aaron Rodgers, as well as the show's current temporary host Ken Jennings.

Whitaker, 69, is a veteran CBS News correspondent who has been with "60 Minutes" since 2014. He was a celebrity "Jeopardy!" champion in 2015.

Ken Jennings, the all-time "Jeopardy!" champion, is the guest host this week.

Rodgers, the superstar quarterback now leading the Green Bay Packers through the National Football League playoffs, is a former "Celebrity Jeopardy!" champion, and Bialik, former star of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" and current star of Fox's "Call Me Kat", is a neuroscientist, making them fitting choices to serve up clues for contestants for the brainy quiz show.

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