‘Jeopardy!’ Stage Dedicated To The Late Alex Trebek

The producers of “Jeopardy!” have honored beloved former host Alex Trebek by naming the iconic quiz show’s stage after him.

A video was posted to the game show’s social media accounts on Monday showing Trebek’s wife, Jean; his son, Matt; and his daughters, Emily and Nicky, posing alongside the bronze plaque at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. It reads: “The Alex Trebek Stage.”

After a series of guest hosts filled in at the podium in Trebek’s stead, Mike Richards was named as host on Aug. 11. However, after filming just a week’s worth of shows, he stepped down from the spot on Aug. 20 and, as of Aug. 31, is no longer and executive producer on the show.

Because “Jeopardy!” is filmed in advance, Richards will still appear as the host until Friday, Sept. 17.  There was no mention or the Richards debacle with a disclaimer or any fancy chyron on screen the season premiere started the show with the dedication.  A distraction?  You be the judge.  See the dedication here:

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