Keeping America’s favorite game show running without an official host is difficult. But it’s straight up driving me bonkers. Switching between hosts gives me agita and I want it to end. That’s not going to happen anytime soon.
Show producer, and most recent host, Mike Richards says they worked hard to find people who could handle the responsibility without taking focus.
“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.
Katie Couric: March 8 – March 19
Dr. Mehmet Oz: March 22 – April 2
Aaron Rodgers: April 5 – April 16
Anderson Cooper – TBD
Savannah Guthrie – TBD
Mayim Bialik – TBD
Bill Whitaker – TBD
Dr. Sanjay Gupta – TBD