Alex Trebek Retiring From ‘Jeopardy!’?

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Is Alex Trebek retiring from “Jeopardy!“? The longtime game show host told Fox News’s Chris Wallace that the thought has crossed his mind.

“Yes, I have been thinking of retiring,” Trebek told Wallace in an interviewing airing on Sun., May 6 as part of “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace.” “But I’m torn because I enjoy doing the show so much. A lot of people have been telling me — ‘Alex, you’ve got to go for at least 30. You’ve just done 28. Now at least do two more.’ So that has a nice ring to it. Put in your 30. And go help people.”

In 2010, “Jeopardy!” was renewed for four more years, keeping it on the air until 2014 and Trebek extended his deal with Sony, which seemingly aligns with his wishes of reaching 30 years.

In February 2011, Trebek hinted to Newsweek that his time with the series may be coming to a close. “I don’t want to do this forever,” he said.

“Jeopardy!” started in 1964 on NBC with host Art Fleming, who was with the series from 1964-1975 and 1978-1979. But when the show returned to TV in syndication in 1984, Trebek stepped in as host.

 
 

by Chris Harnick

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