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Dane Cook Was Asked To Be a Guest Host on 'Jeopardy!'

It looks like Dane Cook might be one of the interim guest hosts for Jeopardy!

The 48-year-old comedian revealed to his fans on Twitter that the show called his team to see his interest in appearing as a host on the show, following Alex Trebek‘s passing earlier in the month.

“I could barely spit out, ‘WHAT IS.. YES?’ quick enough,” Dane shared of his answer to their question. “I hope this can happen. I would love to honor Alex Trebek in that fashion!”

Back in 2018, Dane, who is an avid watcher of the program, was featured on the show as a question.

“I love Jeopardy, I can just watch it and get away from it all,” he joked just ahead of the question that was featured.

The question referenced his half brother, who had embezzled millions of dollars from him while working as his business manager earlier in the decade.

If you missed it, Jeopardy! announced the first guest host on the program and his name might be familiar to you. See who it is here!

Ken Jennings Will Guest Host 'Jeopardy!' In First Episodes After Alex Trebek's Passing

Ken Jennings is stepping behind the podium on Jeopardy!

The 46-year-old former Jeopardy! champion, and the most winningest contestant of all time, will guest host the quiz show in the first episodes to film since Alex Trebek‘s passing earlier this month.

Ken, who also serves as a consulting producer, will be the first of a series of guest hosts on the program. He’ll tape his episodes starting on Monday, November 30.

“Alex believed in the importance of ‘Jeopardy!’! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him,” said ‘Jeopardy!’ executive producer Mike Richards shared in a statement. “We will honor Alex’s legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved with smart contestants and challenging clues.”

He added, “By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers.”

Jeopardy! also announced that the planned last episode of Alex‘s that was set to air on Christmas Day, will now air in January.

A selection of 10 of Alex‘s best episodes in celebration of his life will air between December 21 and 28.

Ken and future guest hosts’ episodes will air starting January 11.

'Jeopardy!' Producer Mike Richards Pays Tribute To Alex Trebek Ahead of New Episode

Mike Richards held back tears as he paid tribute to Alex Trebek on Monday’s episode of Jeopardy!

The executive producer spoke ahead of the recorded quiz show, revealing that Alex had filmed his final episodes just two weeks before his death over the weekend.

“This is an enormous loss for our staff and crew, his family and for his millions of fans,” Mike shared in his message.

He added, “He loved this show and everything it stood for…he will forever be an inspriation for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family.”

The message ended with the stage dimming the lights. You can watch Mike‘s full message below.

Alex died over the weekend from complications from Stage IV pancreatic cancer.

His final episode will air on Christmas Day.

Is George Stephanopoulos Vying for 'Jeopardy' Job? A New Report Says So

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, who has had a lengthy career as a journalist, democratic adviser, and former White House communications director for Bill Clinton, apparently wants to be the next Jeopardy host according to a new report!

He was first linked to the job back in May when he was asked if he’d ever want to do it. “I think it would be a lot of fun, but I like what I’m doing too,” he told THR. “I am not going to be Shermanesque about it. It’s a great show. It’s very flattering. Big shoes to fill.”

The Wrap is now reporting that a “highly placed person” said he “has his eye on the lucrative position and that his team was lobbying hard at ABC.” Jeopardy airs on ABC, where George currently works as a correspondent.

Alex Trebek tragically passed away this weekend after battling pancreatic cancer.

Alex Trebek Talked About His 'Jeopardy!' Replacement in One of His Final Interviews

The world is a little sadder today.

Fans are mourning the death of beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek after it was announced that he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday (November 8).

Alex had been battling the disease for years, and told fans that he would continue to host Jeopardy! as long as “my skills have not diminished.”

During one of his final interviews with ABC News back in January, Alex shared a message with fans in regards to whoever would be replacing him.

“I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever,’” Alex shared, reciting his planned exit speech. “‘But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me … then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success. And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye.’”

Alex served as host of Jeopardy! for 36 years, since 1984. It was recently announced that Alex filmed his final episode just 10 days ago. You can find out when it will be airing here.

Here's When Alex Trebek's Final Episode of 'Jeopardy!' Will Air

Alex Trebek‘s final episode as host of Jeopardy! has just been revealed.

The longtime host of the quiz show filmed a handful of episodes ahead of his sad passing this weekend and his final episode will air on Christmas Day, December 25.

Jeopardy! normally films five episodes per day, however, that was all dependent on Alex‘s health. His final day in the studio was just a few weeks ago on October 29.

Previously, Alex had clarified comments he had written about his cancer treatment in his memoir, “The Answer Is…Reflections on My Life.”

Alex passed away in his sleep over the weekend due to complications from Stage IV pancreatic cancer.

Sony Pictures Television, via People, do not have plans in place after Christmas Day as of right now.

Jeopardy! airs weekdays on national television. Check your local listings for current times.

If you didn’t see, Pat Sajak and Vanna White both wrote tributes to Alex. Read them here…

'Jeopardy!' Unveils First Look at Socially Distanced Set For Season 37

Jeopardy! has just unveiled the design of its new set for the upcoming season, which premieres tonight, September 14.

In a short promo video for the popular quiz show, you can see that instead of a bank of podiums for the contestants, they’re now separated and six feet apart due new filming protocols in the pandemic era.

Another change you’ll see in the visual is that there is a skeleton staff and no audience. Not even Johnny Gilbert, who announces the contestants and introduces host Alex Trebek is in the studio.

Johnny, now 96, has been recording the introductions from his home.

“We have done the same thing for our staff and crew. We’re trying to provide as safe an environment as possible as we produce these new programs for your enjoyment,” Alex shared about the new look of the show.

He also revealed that returning champion Zach Newkirk will not be returning for the first few weeks, due to travel constrictions. However, he will return eventually.

Ken Jennings, who recently won the Greatest Of All Time! tournament earlier this year, is back on the show in a consulting producer role.

“I kind of feel like I have a unique perspective on Jeopardy!. I’ve been a fan of the show for over 35 years now, it’s a huge part of my life growing up. And then for the last 15 years, seeing the show as a contestant,” Ken shared with GMA in support of the show this week.

He’ll be helping to present video categories, working with the writers on clues, and also be part of contestant outreach as casting goes virtual.

Jeopardy!‘s season 37 will premiere tonight, September 14. Check your local listings for time and network.

Many stars have been the subject of clues on Jeopardy! over the years. See how they reacted here!

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