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40onTheBlue

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Alex Trebek's Successor
« on: February 17, 2012, 12:03:39 AM »
We all know the day will eventually come when Alex Trebek decides to step down as host of Jeopardy! and pass the torch on to someone new. Who do you think would make a worthy successor? Should said person try emulating Alex's style, channel the spirit of Art Fleming or bring their own persona to the job? How readily would the viewing public accept a new host? And how well can Jeopardy! carry on without Alex?

Discuss.
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toddyo

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 10:25:31 AM »
Mark Walberg

tvmitch

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 10:29:45 AM »
Pat Kiernan.
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Fedya

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 10:49:18 AM »
Matt Ottinger.
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Robair

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 11:01:52 AM »
Jeff Probst.
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toetyper

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 11:31:50 AM »

40onTheBlue

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 11:41:02 AM »
John O'Hurley.
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Jeremy Nelson

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 12:23:27 PM »
Pat Kiernan.
+1. Probst isn't bad either.

catkins522

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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 12:37:33 PM »
Steve Harvey...

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catkins522

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2012, 12:43:53 PM »
JD Roth...
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Twentington

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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012, 12:57:07 PM »
Matt Ottinger.

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 01:10:43 PM »
As productive as these host speculation threads are... During the Watson episodes, when Brad Rutter said that he was pursuing a career in entertainment, did anybody else wonder if he would be a viable "Jeopardy!" host?

whewfan

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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2012, 01:28:44 PM »
How about Watson hosting? :-)

40onTheBlue

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2012, 01:59:32 PM »
As productive as these host speculation threads are... During the Watson episodes, when Brad Rutter said that he was pursuing a career in entertainment, did anybody else wonder if he would be a viable "Jeopardy!" host?
Brad Rutter is certainly valid option, but the question is how conservative Sony would be in choosing Alex's successor. Would they be willing to take a leap of faith and give the job to someone with no hosting experience at all or hire a "name" commodity with a proven track record? Merv Griffin may have been brave enough to do the former by casting Art Fleming in 1964, and we all know it was a brilliant choice. However, given the value of the Jeopardy! brand and the show's revered place in television culture today, one would think Sony would be simply too averse to such a risk.

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 01:59:44 PM »
Gilbert Gottfried.
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