Richards says four celebrity hosts will then take a turn behind the show's iconic lectern this season.
He also told Entertainment Weekly that the guest hosts have chosen people who are "credible giving the clues, people that can actually give the clues accurately, that are going to be able to rule right or wrong on the responses, and that Jeopardy! fans will enjoy in that role, but that will not try to make themselves the star".
The first week of guest-hosted shows tapped Ken Jennings, who earned the title of "Greatest of All Time", in a special prime-time edition of the show, as the show's first interim host.
Trebek died November 8 after more than 18 months battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
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Once his run is done, executive producer Mike Richards will fill in for two weeks while the newly announced guests prepare for their stints.
Katie Couric will be the first woman to host "Jeopardy!" and is a veteran of NBC's "Today" and the "CBS Evening News". Whitaker, a "60 Minutes" correspondent, may also have a visitor host spot, in addition to "Name Me Kat" actor and neuroscientist Bialik.
"From being an answer on the show.to guest hosting. this is literally a dream come true for me".
To mark every visitor host's look, a donation might be made to a charity of their alternative equal to the cumulative winnings of that week's contestants. 13, 2021, that Couric will become the first woman ever to host the show and will be among those guest hosting on an interim basis along with National Football League quarterback Rodgers, "Big Bang Theory" Bialik and "60 Minutes" correspondent Whittaker.