Would Ken Jennings Make a Good Successor to Alex Trebek?

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7 Responses

  1. Arjav Rawal says:

    David Pogue would be good…who thinks so?

    • VJ says:

      idk about Pogue, Arjav. I like John O’Hurley myself.

      Here’s what I think would be GREAT — if they narrow it down to 3 or 4 and then have them guest host a week during Trebek’s last season. Then let viewers vote.

  2. Eric S says:

    As I have previously mentioned, I believe Brad would be an excellent choice. Not only as the Greatest player, possessing insightful game theory, but as one with, although it on a vastly smaller scale, game show hosting experience, he would be my choice to help evolve the show.

  3. Jack says:

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  4. VJ says:

    Whoever they pick when Trebek retires, it will certainly be the end of an era for Jeopardy!

    One thing about Ken Jennings — he’s only 40 now, and Trebek was about 44 when he took over. Everyone else mentioned is in their 50s. Slimmer chances of them hosting for as long as Trebek.

    • john blahuta says:

      so jennings would be 42 IF he takes over from alex. he has certainly one advantage among j fans: name recognition and he was a very nice guy. he took his loss very gracefully although it was really a “duh” clue. FedEx??

      i would not mind seeing him as host. plus, people change and grow with what they are doing. 15 years ao alex behaved somewhat differently than today, that’s only natural and normal. we all change with the years, be it professionally or in private life.

      there are of course naturals. no matter who hosts/hosted family feud, the only guy who could make that show happen was richard dawson. same with WoF and pat.

  5. Arjav Rawal says:

    Marc Summers would be good….Definitely not Ken, please. Brian Williams, LeVar Burton, or Marc Summers.