“Danger!” doing his best to live up to the great legacy of the late host Alex Trebek. The producers of the iconic American game show of general knowledge of answers and questions have lined up an eclectic group of notable guest hosts to take turns at the lectern over the next few months, with several more to come.
Ken Jennings, who won “The Greatest of All Time” tournament last year to mark his status as the best “Jeopardy!” The player was the first to help replace Trebek during the series of episodes that just ended. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, once a celebrity edition winner in 2015, will also have the chance to be on the other side and read some clues.
Here’s what we know about Rodgers’ program as “Jeopardy!” guest host along with other celebrities who will help fill Trebek’s shoes.
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When is Aaron Rodgers hosting “Jeopardy!”?
- Appointment: April 5-April 16, 2021
Rodgers, a long way from leading the Packers to the NFC championship game, now has time to record his episodes, which will air in the spring. The Milwaukee Journal-SentineI’m reporting Rodgers as a guest host on Jeopardy! will last 10 episodes, from Monday April 5 to Friday April 16. After Jennings’ opening race of the year ended on February 19, “Jeopardy!” Executive Producer Mike Richards – who has experience hosting reality TV and game shows on shows such as “Beauty and the Geek” and “Pyramid” – serves until the next celebrity stint .
In Rodgers’ previous appearance six years ago, he won $ 50,000, which was donated to a cause close to his heart, Midwestern Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. By agreeing to host “Jeopardy!” – a show he’s been a lifelong fan – the accumulated money contestants earn while at the helm will become an even bigger charitable donation. The same goes for other guest hosts.
‘Danger!’ guest host schedule
- Aaron Rodgers
- Katie couric
- Bill whitaker
- Mayim Bialik
- Savannah Guthrie
- Anderson Cooper
- Sanjay Gupta
- Mehmet Oz
Following Jennings and Richards, Rodgers is one of eight confirmed celebrities who will have the honor of standing where Trebek has done for 37 seasons this year. The others announced in mid-January were former TODAY Show co-host Katie Couric, current “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker and “Blossom” actress / comedian / neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory “and” Call Me Kat “.
In early February, Savannah Guthrie, current TODAY Show co-host, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. Mehmet Oz were added to the roster.
Rodgers appeared in season 31. Oz preceded him as a Jeopardy celebrity! Season 28 contender, while Cooper also has Season 32 playing experience. They will all join Jennings at a selected Jeopardy club! the players have become hosts.
Stay tuned for dates and more details on when other celebrity stays will air as a new “Jeopardy!” episodes in syndication.