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'Jeopardy!' Producers Promise Host Announcement Is Coming Soon as Ratings Slip

Jeopardy! ratings are down, but there’s an announcement on the way.

The long-running competition series has been cycling through guest hosts following the sad death of longtime host Alex Trebek last year.

Months later, the show is still working on settling on a permanent host for the gig.

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Bill Whitaker Details What It's Really Like To Guest Host 'Jeopardy!' Ahead Of Debut

Bill Whitaker is set to take over the podium on Jeopardy! tonight (May 3), for the first of his two week stint on the popular trivia show as guest host.

The 69-year-old CBS Correspondent chatted with the Washington Post ahead of the premiere episode and opened up about what went into guest hosting the program.

“I work in television news, which is a totally different animal. I’m used to talking to one camera,” he shared with the paper. “Here, you had, I think, four cameras — one swoops in from the side, you talk to that one at the end of one commercial, and then swoops to another one you have to talk to after a commercial, and then the contestants are over on the other side. The thing that I was most surprised about was just how fast-paced it is.”

Bill revealed that he only had one day to rehearse for his appearance, ahead of filming.

“I probably could have used two,” he admits, and added that he quickly picked up on the correct Jeopardy! lingo: contestants give “responses,” not answers, and hosts say a response is “incorrect” instead of wrong.

Bill added that there were a “couple of times I had to pinch myself to say, ‘Oh my gosh! Look where I am. This is crazy’. It looks just like it looks on television. You’re not watching on the box, you’re actually there. The big screen and the questions and the podiums with the guests and the directors and the producers and the whole thing. It is quite surreal.”

“It becomes easier, show by show,” he shared about hosting. “Around show seven, I was like, ‘I think I’ve got this!’ I was feeling a little bit more comfortable. Then you’ve got show eight, nine, 10 and you’re out.”

Like with guest hosts in the past weeks, Jeopardy will be donating to a charity of Bill‘s choice, in an equal amount to the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete while they’re hosting.

He has chosen the Media Fellowship House, which is a non-partisan interracial and interfaith organization based in Media, Pennsylvania. The house has been used to hold programs for children and senior citizens, and also host civics groups and civil rights activities.

Jeopardy! airs weekdays. Check your local listings for times and channels.

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LeVar Burton Says He Wants to Host 'Jeopardy!' Permanently

LeVar Burton is vying for a permanent position on Jeopardy!

The 64-year-old Star Trek: The Next Generation actor was announced as one of the final five guests hosts of the long-running program last week, and now he’s making it known that he’d like to stay on the show for as long as possible.

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Jeopardy! Enlists LeVar Burton, Robin Roberts & More For Final Round of Guest Hosts

Jeopardy! fans have gotten their wish – LeVar Burton will be guest hosting the show!

The trivia game show announced the final five guest hosts for the program, and it includes LeVar, as well as Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, David Faber, and Joe Buck.

“We can finally tell you! Here is the final group of guest hosts to close out Season 37: Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, David Faber, Joe Buck and LeVar Burton! Link in bio to learn more,” the official show page shared.

The stars will all be hosting in an effort to raise funds for their charities of choice. When the stars helm an episode, the cumulative winnings of all the contests who compete that week will be donated to the guest hosts’ selected charitable organizations.

Recently, fans have been petitioning the show to get LeVar behind the podium, even saying he should be hired as the host for the show following Alex Trebek‘s passing.

The petition on Change.org has reached over 200,000 signatures, and LeVar thanked them for all their support before and after the news of his guest hosting gig.

“THANK YOU… to all y’all for your passionate support! I am overjoyed, excited, and eager to be guest-hosting Jeopardy!, and will do my utmost best to live up to your faith you in me. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! Go ahead and take my word for it, this time,” he wrote.

Bill Whittaker, Mayim Bialik, Savannah Guthrie and Dr. Sanjay Gupta are still scheduled to guest host the program as well, after current guest host, Anderson Cooper.

Anderson Cooper's Son Just Watched Him on TV for the First Time - For a Very Special Reason!

Anderson Cooper‘s son Wyatt has never seen his dad on television before, but he just watched him for a very special reason!

The 53-year-old CNN anchor is currently the guest host of Jeopardy and he took to Instagram while the show was airing to share a photo of Wyatt watching the show.

“Wyatt has never seen me on tv before, and he likely won’t for a long while, but apparently he caught a bit of me on @Jeopardy!” Anderson captioned the photo on his page.

He added, “It was a dream come true to be guest hosting, and to pay tribute to #AlexTrebek and raise money for @hashaiti.”

People on Twitter shared a lot of opinions on Anderson‘s hosting job and we gathered a bunch of the tweets for you to check out!

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Anderson Cooper Is Getting Amazing Reviews for His 'Jeopardy!' Hosting Gig - Read Tweets!

Anderson Cooper is getting a lot of praise after his first episode of Jeopardy just aired!

The 53-year-old CNN anchor is one of the guest hosts who are filling in following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek last year.

Anderson recently talked about the phone call he received from Trebek shortly before his death.

“I got a call from him probably about a month or two before he died,” Anderson said. “He was asking me about some other stuff, but I used it as an opportunity just to say to him how much I appreciated him, and what he had brought to my life and to the life of so many people. So I was really glad I got the chance to do that.”

A lot of people are already calling for Anderson to be named the full-time host after seeing just one episode of him as the guest host. Some are even bringing up his previous work as host of The Mole!

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