The beloved TV personality, who has hosted the ABC game show since its debut in 1984, passed away on Sunday (November 8, 2020), aged 80 – over a year after he was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.
Following the sad news, bosses at Sony Pictures Television confirmed new episodes featuring Trebek will continue to air through Christmas Day. According to the organization, he continued to work until 10 days before his death, with October 29th being his last day on set.
Jeopardy! went on hiatus amid the pandemic earlier this year, but production resumed over the summer. The ABC game show returned for its 37th season in September.
Additional plans about the future of the show have yet to be announced.