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Until robot technology advances to the point where we can have a cyber-Trebek who is indistinguishable from the real thing, everybody should be able to agree that the job hosting Jeopardy! should go to trivia champion and Twitter humor icon Ken Jennings when/if the real Alex Trebek ever surrenders the throne. He’s going to have to wait a bit for that, though, because Sony Picture Television has renewed Trebek’s contract through the 2021/2022 TV season—meaning we might have a new president before we have a new Jeopardy! host. This comes from Deadline, which says that Pat Sajak and Vanna White’s contracts for Wheel Of Fortune have also been renewed through 2022. That’s cool for them, but The A.V. Club is a Jeopardy! house, so we’re only really invested in what happens with that show.

Now that we’re thinking about it, though, Andy Richter is also very good at Jeopardy! and he would also make a very good Jeopardy! host. Maybe Richter, Jennings, and the Watson computer should have a competition?


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