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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.

Who Won 'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time'? Find Out The Winner Here!

The Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time tournament just wrapped up and declared the winner!

The competition between James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter kicked off earlier in the week, with Alex Trebek hosting the game.

The winner of each match was be determined by the total score of both games, and the first to win three matches won the $1 million prize. The two runners up will receive $250,000 each.

At the start of today’s game, James had one match under his belt and Ken had two.

Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time has topped viewership throughout the week, with over 17 million viewers last week.

So who won? Click inside to see who the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time is!More Here! »

Constance Wu & The Bachelor's Peter Weber Hit Up ABC's Winter TCA Party

Constance Wu wears a cute zebra printed dress to ABC Television’s Winter Press Tour 2020 held at The Langham Huntington on Wednesday night (January 8) in Pasadena, Calif.

The Fresh Off The Boat actress hit the red carpet alongside The Bachelor‘s Peter Weber and host Chris Harrison.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Gary Cole, Kim Raver, Stumptown‘s Camryn Manheim and Michael Ealy, The Baker and the Beauty‘s Victor Rasuk and Nathalie Kelley, Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time‘s Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter, Bless This Mess‘s Lake Bell, Allison Tolman, and Station 19 stars Grey Damon, Jay Hayden, Jason George, Barrett Doss, Danielle Savre, Okieriete Onaodowan, Boris Kodjoe, and Jaina Lee Ortiz were also at the party.

Others spotted inside the bash were the American Housewife cast Meg Donnelly, Daniel DiMaggio, Carly Hughes, Diedrich Bader and Katy Mixon.

The Connor’sEmma Kenney, Michael Fishman, and Lecy Goranson, Modern Family‘s Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jeremy Maguire, and Reid Ewing, and The GoldbergsSean Giambrone, Schooled‘s AJ Michalka, Brett Dier, Haneefah Wood, black-ish stars Marsai Martin and Miles Brown, and mixed-ish‘s Mark Paul Gosselaar, Ethan William Childress and Mykal-Michelle Harris were also seen at the event along with Hudson Yang, and Single ParentsTyler Wladis, Marlow Barkley, Ella Allan and Mia Allan.

FYI: Kim is wearing Ted Baker London.

Check out 55+ pics inside of Constance Wu, Peter Weberand more at ABC’s Winter TCA party…

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'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time' Tournament Kicks Off Tonight - Here's How To Watch!

The Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time tournament begins TONIGHT and has all the details on the three champs and how you can watch.

James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter will go head to head to determine just which of them is the greatest Jeopardy! champ of all time, with longtime host Alex Trebek running the game.

The three champs will compete in two half-hour games, with two games airing back to back.

The winner of each match will be determined by the total score of both games, and the first to win three matches will win the $1 million prize. The two runners up will receive $250,000 each.

Ken holds records for most consecutive games won and highest winnings during regular season play at 74 and $2.5 million respectively.

James has the highest single-game winnings at $131,127. He also holds 16 records on the program, and is the third all-time leading money winner.

Brad is the all-time leading money winner, and that includes competing in multiple “Jeopardy!” tournaments. His record which stands at $4.6 million.

The Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time kicks off TONIGHT, Tuesday, January 7th @ 8pm ET/PT on ABC.

If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or via YouTube, Hulu or At&T TV Now.

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Who Are the Top Three 'Jeopardy' Contestants of All Time?

ABC has announced that Jeopardy will host a special “Greatest of All Time” tournament next year, featuring the three contestants who have earned the most money ever on the game show.

Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and recent sensation James Holzhauer (pictured from left to right) will compete in a multi-night tournament, kicking off in the primetime hours on Tuesday, January 7 at 8pm ET.

Jennings holds the record for most consecutive games played and the biggest earnings in regular gameplay with $2,520,700.

Rutter is the record holder for the top earnings when you factor in tournaments. He has earned $4,688,436 while competing on Jeopardy. Jennings has earned $3,370,700 including tournaments while Holzhauer has earned $2,462,216.

An impressive record that Holzhauer holds is the top 15 spots in the single-game winnings.

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Ken Jennings Sends 'Jeopardy's James Holzhauer Props Following Latest Win

Ken Jennings is sending props to Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer.

The 34-year-old contestant just extended his winning streak to 23 consecutive games, bringing his prize money to a grand total of $1,780,237.

While James has faced some backlash for his excessive wins, he’s getting support from Ken, a 74-time Jeopardy! champion.

“I’m the only person alive who knows firsthand how difficult it is to do what Holzhauer is doing, and that’s why I’m rooting him on. I may hold a bunch of Jeopardy! records, but at heart I’m just a fan of the show. And for any real Jeopardy! fan, this streak is something special,” Ken said in a op-ed for the Washington Post.

He added that James‘ wins are the “equivalent of a basketball player notching 70-point games for an entire season or a baseball player hitting for the cycle in every game.”

Ken currently holds the record for winnings on the show, taking home $2.5 million at the end of his run.

Alex Trebek - What is "Feel Better"?

Alex Trebek, host of the long-running game show Jeopardy! has unfortunately suffered a mild heart attack and remains hospitalized in Los Angeles. According to a rep from the show, he is resting comfortably and plans to return to the studio in January.

Our best wishes go out to Alex, his family and friends.

Alex is pictured here with Ken Jennings, who holds the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy!. He won 74 consecutive games before losing to Nancy Zerg during his 75th appearance.