The Sony Pictures sound stage that has long been home to the game show “Jeopardy!” was renamed the Alex Trebek Stage in honor of the late Trebek, who passed away in November of 2020 from pancreatic cancer. He was the host of “Jeopardy!” from 1984 until his death, winning several Emmy Awards for his role on the show.
While the dedication happened during the show’s taping in August, the episode just aired Monday, September 13, 2021. Trebek’s widow, Jean Trebek, and the couple’s children also attended the dedication.
The quiz show’s new season started this week with episodes hosted by Mike Richards, the former executive producer of “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune.” Richards had filmed only five episodes before he resigned as host, then days later was let go from the production post by Sony. Comments he had made on a podcast that were considered to be anti-Semitic had raised the ire of both the public and employees at Sony.
Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will take on the hosting duties for the remainder of the year.