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Aaron Rodgers, Mayim Bialik, and more will step in to temporarily host the long-running quiz show.

By Tyler Aquilina
Updated April 09, 2021 at 07:50 PM EDT
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The show must go on, and so it has: Months after the late Alex Trebek's final episode of Jeopardy aired, the long-running quiz show has seen former champion Ken Jennings and executive producer Mike Richards step up to temporarily host in Trebek's place. The two kicked off a new era for Jeopardy, which will now see a rotating roster of guest hosts stepping in for two-week stints before a new permanent host is announced.

"We're gonna look at... people that are credible giving the clues, people that can actually give the clues accurately, that are going to be able to rule right or wrong on the responses, and that Jeopardy fans will enjoy in that role, but that will not try to make themselves the star, and will work to make the contestants and the game the star," Richards previously told EW. "There'll be a wide range of, I think, big names that you'll go, 'Oh yeah, of course,' and then my hope is that there's a couple of, 'Oh, I hadn't thought of that person, and I'd like to see what that looks like hosting Jeopardy.'"

As a part of each guest host's appearance, Jeopardy will make a donation to a charity of their choice, equal to the contestants' cumulative winnings during the weeks they serve as host. Read on to see who will be stepping behind that lectern, and when. (This post will be updated as more information is announced.)

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Katie Couric: March 8-19

Katie Couric will be the first guest host outside of the Jeopardy production team, with her two-week run beginning Monday, March 8. Her previous roles have included cohosting Today, anchoring the CBS Evening News, and serving as a correspondent for 60 Minutes and ABC News.

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Dr. Mehmet Oz: March 22-April 2

The controversial longtime host of The Dr. Oz Show will host Jeopardy from March 22 to April 2.

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Aaron Rodgers: April 5-16

The Green Bay Packers quarterback and future Mr. Shailene Woodley will host from April 5 to April 16. Rodgers accidentally revealed he would be hosting ahead of the official announcement, explaining later, "I just got so excited... [Jeopardy] has been so special to me over the years. It's been a staple at my house here in Green Bay for the last 16 years — 6 o'clock watching Alex and trying to get as many questions as I can." Rodgers was also Celebrity Jeopardy champion in 2015.

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Anderson Cooper: April 19-30

CNN host Anderson Cooper, who has competed on the show multiple times during celebrity tournaments over the years, will host from April 19 to April 30.

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Bill Whitaker: May 3-14

Bill Whitaker has been a correspondent for 60 Minutes since 2014, after three decades with CBS News. He will host Jeopardy from May 3 to May 14.

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Buzzy Cohen: May 17-28

Fan-favorite contestant Buzzy Cohen will step in to host this season's Tournament of Champions, which will air May 17-28. Cohen won nine games in 2016 and went on to win the next year's Tournament of Champions himself. He also later returned as a team captain for 2019's All-Star Games marking the show's 35th anniversary. 

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Mayim Bialik: May 31-June 11

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik may seem like another unexpected choice to host, but she has the knowledge bona fides for Jeopardy: she earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007. She'll step behind the lectern from May 31 to June 11.

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Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie, who has been the co-anchor of NBC's Today since 2012, will step in to host as well.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN's chief medical correspondent and a contributor to 60 Minutes. He will follow his CNN colleague Cooper in stepping behind the Jeopardy lectern.

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