Dr. Mehmet Oz, Katie Couric, and Green Bay Packer star quarterback Aaron Rodgers are three of the big names who will be guest hosting "Jeopardy!" The game show released a list of upcoming hosts and its packed with plenty of star power.
The show has opted for guest hosts to fill in for Alex Trebek, who passed away Nov. 8 at age 80 after fighting pancreatic cancer. "Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings was first to take over the role, followed by producer Mike Richards. Couric is next in line.
The 64-year-old award-winning journalist will be guest-hosting from March 8 to March 19, according to Outsider, and will be making history in the process by becoming the first female to host "Jeopardy!" As part of the celebrity guest hosts' appearances, a donation will be made to a charity of their choice and Couric has selected "Stand Up To Cancer," an organization she co-founded, as the benefactor, Insider revealed.
Dr. Oz will take over from Couric and serve as host between March 22 and April 2, followed by Rodgers, who will show off his hosting skills from April 5 to April 16. The athlete is no stranger to the set. He won the "Celebrity Jeopardy!" special in 2015 and was so excited to share news of his return that he prematurely announced his co-hosting duties before it was made official.
No further dates have been announced but journalist Anderson Cooper will take over the role next, followed by Savannah Guthrie, Mayim Bialik, Bill Whitaker, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
"We will honor Alex's legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved with smart contestants and challenging clues," Richards said in a statement. "By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers."
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