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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#26 Post by Bob Juch » Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:01 pm

Ken's last episode will be on Friday, Feb. 19. Mike Richards, J! executive producer will follow.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#27 Post by BackInTex » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:26 am

Ritterskoop wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:39 am
I remember years ago, when people would mumble about who the next host might be, Anderson Cooper's name always came up. He is probably too big now, but it will be fun to see him for a batch of shows, to see what might have been. I think his temperament is similar enough to Alex' that the show will feel the same.

Regardless of how well he has tamped down the snootiness, Ken's voice is just too high for my taste, and there is nothing he can do about that. Well, not much.
I had the same feeling about Ken's voice, initially. Either he is lowering it, or I'm getting used to it. The last week or so I've really enjoyed his hosting and he seems to be finding his style.

Is it just me or do you still expect to here "Alex Trebek" even after Johnny says "guest host"? It's like the next line in a very familiar song.

I doubt I'll watch much of Cooper. I think he's one of the biggest elitist asses in the country.

Glad they cancelled their plans to use Couric.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#28 Post by triviawayne » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:27 am

BackInTex wrote:
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Glad they cancelled their plans to use Couric.
where did you see that? She is still listed on the Jeopardy website.

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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#29 Post by BackInTex » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:48 am

triviawayne wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:27 am
BackInTex wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:26 am


Glad they cancelled their plans to use Couric.
where did you see that? She is still listed on the Jeopardy website.
You're correct. I don't know where I saw she was cancelled. I previously read about all the "concern" by producers. I really thought I had seen an article about them actually cancelling her. Oh well. I won't give them any ratings point if she does host.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#30 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:30 pm

'Jeopardy' Alums Baffled By News That Famous Quack Dr. Oz Will Host

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3anybb/ ... -will-host
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#31 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:51 pm

Jeopardy fans might want to catch last night's episode of The Conners. One of the storylines involves Jackie's (Laurie Metcalf) efforts to become a Jeopardy contestant. By the end of the show, she was told that she'd been accepted into the audition process, so this may develop further later in the season.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#32 Post by Estonut » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:17 pm

The show has announced the following list of guest hosts, with some air dates:

Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! GOAT & Consulting Producer
Show Air Dates: January 4, 2021 - February 19, 2021

Mike Richards, Executive Producer, Jeopardy! & Wheel of Fortune
Show Air Dates: February 22, 2021- March 05, 2021

Katie Couric, Journalist & New York Times Best-Selling Author
Show Air Dates: March 8, 2021- March 19, 2021

Dr. Mehmet Oz, Host of "The Doctor Oz Show"
Show Air Dates: TBD

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Quarterback
Show Air Dates: TBD

Savannah Guthrie, NBC News' TODAY Co-Anchor
Show Air Dates: TBD

Anchor Anderson Cooper, "Anderson Cooper 360°" Anchor
Show Air Dates: TBD

Mayim Bialik, Actress and Neuroscientist
Show Air Dates: TBD

Bill Whitaker, "60 Minutes" Correspondent
Show Air Dates: TBD

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
Show Air Dates: TBD
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#33 Post by TheCalvinator24 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:24 pm

I was not particularly fond of Ken as host. His voice just isn't right for the gig.

I think Brad Rutter would be a superior host, but I think they will pick someone who will be just fine. My suspicion is that it might be someone who is relatively unknown.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#34 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:50 pm

TheCalvinator24 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:24 pm
I was not particularly fond of Ken as host. His voice just isn't right for the gig.

I think Brad Rutter would be a superior host, but I think they will pick someone who will be just fine. My suspicion is that it might be someone who is relatively unknown.
I agree. I asked Brad if he wanted to host. When he said yes, I tried to pull a few strings. Maybe he turned it down after he got "The Chase."
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#35 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:50 pm
TheCalvinator24 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:24 pm
I was not particularly fond of Ken as host. His voice just isn't right for the gig.

I think Brad Rutter would be a superior host, but I think they will pick someone who will be just fine. My suspicion is that it might be someone who is relatively unknown.
I agree. I asked Brad if he wanted to host. When he said yes, I tried to pull a few strings. Maybe he turned it down after he got "The Chase."
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#36 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:35 pm

Beebs52 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:50 pm
TheCalvinator24 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:24 pm
I was not particularly fond of Ken as host. His voice just isn't right for the gig.

I think Brad Rutter would be a superior host, but I think they will pick someone who will be just fine. My suspicion is that it might be someone who is relatively unknown.
I agree. I asked Brad if he wanted to host. When he said yes, I tried to pull a few strings. Maybe he turned it down after he got "The Chase."
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#37 Post by triviawayne » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:01 am

Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:35 pm
Beebs52 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:50 pm

I agree. I asked Brad if he wanted to host. When he said yes, I tried to pull a few strings. Maybe he turned it down after he got "The Chase."
Ah. Power. Good for you.
I have no power. If I did, my game show idea would be on.
so you have strings...but they're not connected to anything meaningful?

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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#38 Post by Bob Juch » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:46 am

triviawayne wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:01 am
Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:35 pm
Beebs52 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 pm

Ah. Power. Good for you.
I have no power. If I did, my game show idea would be on.
so you have strings...but they're not connected to anything meaningful?
Not in this case.
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