It’s almost impossible to imagine, but there will come a day when Alex Trebek sn’t the host of Jeopardy! In 2018,he told TMZ’s Harvey Levin (of all people) that the odds of him returning to the show after 2020 were about 50-50, and it’s hard to imagine that his pancreatic cancer diagnosisis making it more likely that he’ll stick around for a long time.
“When people ask me who I’d like to see replace me, I say, ‘Well, it’s probably going to be a woman and she’ll have to be bright. She’ll have to have a good sense of humor.'”
Trebek joked that Betty White would be a good fit for the role, though the producers will likely want someone a bit younger who, even if they don’t match Trebek’s 36 seasons and counting, can provide the show with stability for many years to come.