‘Jeopardy!’ is airing Alex Trebek reruns
Starting Monday, “Jeopardy!” is airing reruns during the offseason, showing classic episodes with late host Alex Trebek, who helmed the show for 36 years. The special episodes highlight Trebek’s “adventurous side” and show the beloved host presenting clues from Machu Picchu, Niagara Falls and more, according to a recent post from the “Jeopardy!” Twitter account.
We're bringing back the celebration of Alex's adventurous side for the next 2 weeks! Here's what's coming up first. pic.twitter.com/loUpCDeqfd— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) August 15, 2021
“Jeopardy!” previously shared these episodes — which first premiered between 2004 and 2009 — over the holiday season in December, about a month after Trebek’s death from pancreatic cancer, the Deseret News reported.
This week, “Jeopardy!” fans can expect the following episodes:
- Aug. 16 — Hockey (first aired Oct. 14, 2004).
- Aug. 17 — “Sesame Street” (first aired April 4, 2006).
- Aug. 18 — The U.S. Air Force: USO Tour to Japan (first aired Sept. 27, 2007).
- Aug. 19 — Machu Picchu (first aired Nov. 6, 2007).
- Aug. 20 — Niagara Falls (first aired Jan. 15, 2009).
When does the new ‘Jeopardy!’ season begin?
The 38th season of “Jeopardy!” will begin Sept. 13, according to the “Jeopardy!” website.
The season will see the return of contestant Matt Amodio, who has become the third-highest winning contestant during the show’s regular season, behind “Jeopardy!” greats Jennings and James Holzhauer.
With 18 consecutive wins, Amodio — who is a doctoral student at Yale — has won $574,801. Currently, he holds fifth place in “Jeopardy!” history for most consecutive wins.
Who is the new host of ‘Jeopardy!’?
Neuroscientist and actress Mayim Bialik, known for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory,” will host primetime and spinoff specials of “Jeopardy!” — including the “Jeopardy! National College Championship” that will air on ABC next year.