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This Is Who Is Replacing Alex Trebek on "Jeopardy!"

It's a face fans already are very familiar with.

When Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer of the age 80 earlier this month, fans around the world were in mourning. Trebek, who started hosting Jeopardy! all the way back in 1984 when the revival first debuted (the original version ran from 1964 to 1965), will go down as one of the most beloved game show hosts in history. And you could certainly say he's irreplaceable. However, he made it clear during his final year of life that the show must go on after his death. While producers are still looking to determine who will be permanently replacing Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!, they have announced the first interim host—and they found the perfect person for the job: Ken Jennings will guest host when Jeopardy! resumes production on Nov. 30. Read on to find out who else could take over, and for more on Trebek's choice, check out This Is Who Alex Trebek Wanted to Replace Him as the Next "Jeopardy!" Host.

"We will resume production on 11/30 with a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family—starting with Ken Jennings. Additional guest hosts to be announced," the official Jeopardy! account tweeted on Nov. 23.

They also shared a brief statement from the show's executive producer Mike Richards. "Alex believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him," he said. "We will honor his legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved."

Jennings is the undeniable champion of Jeopardy!, holding the all-time record for most consecutive games won (74). He responded to the news on Twitter, saying, "There will only ever be one Alex Trebek, but I'm honored to be helping Jeopardy! out with this in January."

After Jennings, there will be a series of guest hosts to-be-announced before a permanent replacement is chosen, according to the show. On Nov. 23, comedian Dane Cook, who's been on the show before, revealed that he too had been approached for the temporary gig.

"I got a call from my team today about guest hosting an episode of @Jeopardy and would I be interested in that if they can put something together. I could barely spit out, 'WHAT IS.. YES?' quick enough," he tweeted. "I hope this can happen. I would love to honor Alex Trebek in that fashion!"

Trebek's last episode will air on Dec. 25 and the 37th season of Jeopardy! will return to ABC in Jan. 2021, with Jennings at the podium. Time will tell who will be replacing Alex Trebek on Jeopardy! permanently.

Of course, Jeopardy! isn't the only game show that has continued without its star host. Read on for other game show replacements, and to see Jeopardy! fans' top pick, check out This Is Who Fans Want to Succeed Alex Trebek as Host of "Jeopardy!"

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