It is this humble attitude that gives us hope that someone will be able to fill Trebek’s formidable shoes, even as we worry about each new homage to the television icon.
Because while our grief goes on, the show, as they say, has to go on. And after Trebek filmed enough episodes to get us through Christmas Danger! The producers will make a decision to come in 2021.
“Game show hosting is a skill,” said Adam Nedeff, a game show historian and author of the book Game shows FAQ told today the challenge they face. “Alex was always introduced as the host Danger! not the star. Participants are the star. While you might think he’s such a giant they need a ‘name’, but I don’t think the show is fit for being a vehicle for anyone. It has to be someone willing to put the game at the center. “
With just dozen of more than 8,000 episodes left by Trebek, the show will be produced again on November 30th with interim hosts – including GOAT Ken Jennings– Get ready to lead the big board. But who could possibly fill in full-time? We break down the short list of candidates.