Ken Jennings Tribute to Alex Trebek

Following the airing of Alex Trebek‘s final episode of Jeopardy! last week, the long-running game show returned to air this week. A permanent replacement to take over the hosting reins has not yet been named, but in the meantime, the show will continue with guest hosts, starting off with Greatest of All-Time champion Ken Jennings. Though the quiz master found himself in some hot water recently (both of his own doing and due to his “Bean Dad” colleague), Jennings graciously took the podium, but not before giving a heartfelt tribute to Alex Trebek. You can watch it below. Read More »

Jeopardy Final Alex Trebek Tribute

The final episode of Jeopardy! hosted by the late Alex Trebek aired Friday afternoon, marking the end of an era for the long-running, beloved quiz show. The episode was shot last year and was originally intended to air around Christmas, but Sony Pictures Television and ABC held back the final week of episodes in order to send-off Alex Trebek the right way. The episode ended with a touching tribute looking back at some of Alex’s funniest and most delightful moments over the years, and needless to say, it will probably tug at your heartstrings quite a bit. Read More »

New JEOPARDY Episodes

Jeopardy!, and the world at large, suffered a great loss when Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer earlier this month. Jeopardy! tapes episodes in advance, so Trebek’s final appearance on the show won’t air until next month. But then what? Since Trebek’s passing, there have been plenty of theories and suggestions as to who might take over as host of the iconic trivia series. For now, Jeopardy! plans to resume production at the end of this month with a rotating list of guest hosts, including previous Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Check out a new photo from Showtime’s long-awaited Halo TV series
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  • One actor will not return for more Prison Break
  • Here’s the immediate plan for upcoming Jeopardy! episodes
  • Narcos: Mexico season 3 character details revealed
  • The great Kathryn Hahn has joined the cast of an upcoming show
  • And more!

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The Mask Animated Series

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look back at The Mask animated series that debuted in 1995 after the big screen adaptation of the comic with Jim Carrey in 1994. Plus, watch some retro footage of the late Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek shooting some promos for the show that don’t go very well but are infinitely entertaining. And finally, Vince Vaughn breaks down his most memorable roles, from Swingers and The Lost World: Jurassic Park to Old School and Wedding Crashers. Read More »

Alex Trebek's Final Jeopardy Episodes

Over the weekend, longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek sadly passed away at 80 years old after a battle with cancer. Even though this is truly a tragic loss, we’ll all be able to spend a little more time with the gameshow icon. Since Jeopardy! shoots episodes with a fairly long lead time, Sony Pictures Television has banked enough new episodes of the famous quiz show to keep Alex Trebek behind the podium until just before the end of the year. Read More »

Behind the Scenes of Jeopardy!

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what a normal day was like with the late Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek from behind the scenes of the popular quiz show. Plus, check out a montage of some of Alex Trebek’s memorable entrances onto the Jeopardy! stage and some of his wildest on-location costumes. And finally, flashback to when Alex Trebek stopped by Will Ferrell‘s final portrayal of him on the recurring Celebrity Jeopardy sketch on Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Alex Trebek Dead

After hosting the classic quiz show Jeopardy! for 36 years, Alex Trebek may be the most well known game show host of all time. Unfortunately, the quiz master’s time behind the podium has come to an end. After a recent battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek has passed away at 80 years old. Read More »

Vintage Jeopardy Episodes

The quiz game show Jeopardy! has been hosted by Alex Trebek since 1984. But recently, he’s been taking a break from the series, not only due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down production on movies and TV shows, but also because he’s been undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. That’s why there have been more reruns airing than usual, and starting next week, those reruns won’t just be encore presentations of recent episodes.

Alex Trebek has announced that Jeopardy! will be airing vintage episodes from the 1980s, including the first time he ever hosted the show (seen above), as well as some other select throwback episodes. We’ll get to see Trebek and that slick mustache that made him look so damn good and remember the simpler times. Read More »

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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: Jeopardy!

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix and Hulu

The Pitch: “This long-running game show has survived for decades, brushing off imitators, smiling along with parodies, and rarely changing its perfect format even as the entertainment landscape around it has shifted in profound ways.” “What is Jeopardy!.”

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: I have incredible memories of sitting on the floor of my grandparents’ living room, watching Jeopardy! with them after school. To say that this long-running game show has been in the background of my entire life is not an understatement – it was on the air years before I was born and I imagine it will exist, in some capacity, long after I’ve shuffled this mortal coil. And yet, Jeopardy! isn’t just a nostalgic rush. It isn’t just something that makes me feel warm and fuzzy about my late grandmother and those lazy afternoons. Jeopardy! has been around for so long because it’s the best damn game show of all time, a no-bullshit experience that sets out to do a handful of things better than anyone else and does so five days a week.

And while I watch DVR recordings of new Jeopardy! episodes every day after work, the fact that the show is currently offering select episodes on Netflix and Hulu is an extra treat and a wonderful way to see how the show has changed (or rather, not changed) over the decades.

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