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Ken Jennings Thanks Late Alex Trebek As His 'Jeopardy!' Hosting Gig Comes to an End

Ken Jennings time on Jeopardy! has come to an end.

After filling in as guest host for the past six weeks, the 46-year-old former champion’s final episode aired on Friday night (February 19).

“That’s a wrap on m six weeks of @Jeopardy guest hosting,” Ken tweeted after the episode aired. “Thanks for watching, thanks for your patience with a tough learning curve…and, as always, thank you Alex.”

Ken took over as the guest host after longtime host Alex Trebek died late last year.

A whole slew of celebrity guest judges have already been announced. You can check out all of the upcoming hosts here.

Jeopardy!‘s executive producer Mike Richards will be the next guest host starting on Monday, February 22. He will continue to host the show until March 5.

If you didn’t see, you watch the heartbreaking moment that happened at the end of Alex‘s final episode here…

'The Chase' Was a Game Show Network Show for Years Ahead of Its ABC Primetime Debut

ABC is debuting the primetime version of the game show The Chase tonight (January 7) and what you might not know is that this show has been around for years!

The Chase, which is an adaptation of a British quiz show, premiered on Game Show Network back in 2013.

The original American version of the show was hosted by Brooke Burns and featured Mark Labbett, who was nicknamed The Beast, as the show’s “chaser.” The show has been nominated at the Daytime Emmy Awards three times.

The Chase is a heart-racing quiz show where three competitors must pit their wits and face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes. Each hour-long episode is a fast-paced battle of brain power, where contestants are challenged to think faster than they ever thought possible to answer up to 166 questions across all topics.

In the ABC primetime version of The Chase, Jeopardy‘s James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings, and Brad Rutter take turns serving as the Chaser while The View‘s Sara Haines is the host.

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'Jeopardy!' Champ Ken Jennings Apologizes for Past 'Insensitive' Tweets

Ken Jennings is owning up to a few of his resurfaced tweets.

The 46-year-old Jeopardy! champ took to Twitter on Wednesday (December 30) to apologize for his past “insensitive” tweets.

“Hey, I just wanted to own up to the fact that over the years on Twitter, I’ve definitely tweeted some unartful and insensitive things. Sometimes they worked as jokes in my head and I was dismayed to see how they read on screen,” Ken started his five-part apology thread.

“In the past, I’d usually leave bad tweets up just so they could be dunked on. At least that way they could lead to smart replies and even advocacy. Deleting them felt like whitewashing a mistake,” Ken continued. “But I think that practice may have given the impression I stand by every failed joke I’ve ever posted here. Not at all!”

Ken seems to be referencing his now-deleted tweet from 2014 when wrote, “Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair.” He also made a joke in 2015 about a Star Wars fan, who had terminal cancer, going to see The Force Awakens. “It can’t be a good sign that every fan who has seen the new Star Wars movie died shortly thereafter,” Ken wrote at the time.

“Sometimes I said dumb things in a dumb way and I want to apologize to people who were (rightfully!) offended,” Ken continued in his apology. “It wasn’t my intention to hurt anyone, but that doesn’t matter: I screwed up, and I’m truly sorry.”

Ken concluded: “If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we should be kinder to one another. I look forward to heading into 2021 with that in mind.”

Ken‘s apology comes before he appears as the fill-in host for Jeopardy! following the death of beloved host Alex Trebek.

You can read Ken Jennings’ full apology thread inside…More 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.

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 JustJared.com 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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