The Jeopardy Tournament of Champions is a highly watched and respected match of the best the game has to offer. This year, fans will see a favorite face at the lectern when previous Champ Buzzy Cohen returns!
“Buzzy has been where each of these champions is, so it’ll be comforting for the contestants to see a familiar face behind the lectern,” Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement. “We will miss seeing him compete, but we look forward to seeing how he uses his quick wit and personality as guest host.”
I personally voted (in my head) for Buzzy to be the new host, but I’ll take him as an interim host if it’s all I can get!
Cohen, who first appeared on Jeopardy! in 2016 before winning the Tournament of Champions the following year, is set appear behind the lectern on May 17 through 28.
As Cohen’s new role requires him to work closely with Jeopardy!‘s writers and producers, he will no longer be eligible to compete in regular tournaments.
This year, 15 competitors are set to face off for the illustrious tournament’s $250,000 grand prize, which will be matched and donated to the Hope of the Valley Trebek Center for the Homeless — a facility named after the longtime Jeopardy! host that will assist people experiencing homelessness by offering them an array of services.