LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final new “Jeopardy!” episodes hosted by Alex Trebek will air next week, with highlights that promise to be memorable.
The first of the five episodes will air Monday, starting with what producer Sony Pictures Television calls a "powerful message about the season of giving” from Trebek.
The final episode, airing Friday, Jan. 8, will conclude with a tribute to the longtime and beloved host. He worked up until 10 days before he died of pancreatic cancer in November at age 80.
Veteran “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings will take over as guest host starting on Jan. 11. A permanent host has yet to be announced.
The treatment appeared to be providing positive results at first, with Trebek saying last year that he was in "near-remission." However, he had to restart chemotherapy by last fall when things took a turn for the worse.
Trebek continued recording "Jeopardy!" episodes through the end of October. He died just days later, on November 8.
"Jeopardy!" airs weeknights at 7 p.m. on NewsWatch 12.