The memory of Alex Trebek will forever be synonymous with “Jeopardy!”
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But the popular game show is honoring the beloved late host with a permanent dedication right on its set.
On Monday, the series revealed that it named its iconic stage after Trebek, who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer in November 2020 at the age of 80.
“Jeopardy!” unveiled The Alex Trebek Stage on a video shared to its social media accounts on Monday.
The clip featured the late host’s wife Jean, his son Matt, and his daughters Emily and Nicky, all standing beside the bronze plaque inscripted with the new stage name at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California where the show is filmed.
The update was shared ahead of Monday night’s episode, the first of five which were previously filmed with recently ousted host and former executive producer, Mike Richards.
ABC has decided to air the episodes, which were filmed amid controversy that led to Richards stepping down as host on Aug. 20 and resigning as executive producer on Aug. 31.
The Richards-hosted episodes will air from Monday, Sept. 13 to Friday, Sept. 17
Starting next Monday, “Jeopardy!” will air three weeks of shows — or 15 episodes — shot with Mayim Bialik as the host.
After these, “Jeopardy!” will resume a rotating roster of guest hosts, which it did for several months this year while looking for a replacement for Trebek.
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