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‘Jeopardy!’ rolls out partial host roster with Couric, Bialik

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Adrian Cunningham | 14 January, 2021, 14:08

Rodgers revealed on Tuesday's "The Pat McAfee Show" that he will be given the opportunity to serve as an interim host on "Jeopardy!" and will be doing so during the offseason.

Following the death of the show's iconic host, Alex Trebek, last year, the show announced they would have a rotation of guest hosts, instead of naming another permanent host right away.

The names lined up include Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, "60 Minutes" correspondent Bill Whitaker, actress Mayim Bialik, veteran network news anchor Katie Couric and "Jeopardy!" executive producer Mike Richards.

His final appearance aired last Friday, January 8, with NBC quick to lock-in the show's replacement hosts to ensure the game show can continue.

In a statement, producer Mike Richards said: "Alex was a legend, revered by all of us".

Whitaker, a "60 Minutes" correspondent, will also be a guest host.

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The show will make a donation to the guest hosts' charity of choice that matches the total dollar amount won by contestants during their run.

"I want to thank our guest hosts, who will not only help all of us celebrate his great legacy, but also bring their own touch to the show".

Rodgers, 37, is a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and plays this weekend as the Packers compete against the Los Angeles Rams for the chance to advance to the NFC Championship Game.

Ken Jennings, the all-time "Jeopardy!" champion, is the guest host this week.

Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and Call Me Kat, has been named as one of Jeopardy's new cast of rotating guest hosts.

Whitaker, 69, is a veteran CBS News correspondent who has been with "60 Minutes" since 2014. The NFL star emerged victorious from a 2015 episode of "Celebrity Jeopardy!".