How and when to watch Alex Trebek's final episodes of 'Jeopardy!'

The final episodes will air the week of January 4, 2021.
By The New ALT 105.3

Fans of “Jeopardy!” will notice many changes this January since beloved host Alex Trebek's passing.

However, viewers will be able to watch the final episodes with Alex Trebek before new hosts take the "Jeopardy!" stage.

Following the iconic host's passing in November, it was previously reported his last episode would air on Christmas Day.

Thanks to a scheduling change, Trebek's 10 best episodes aired over the weeks of December 21 & December 28. His final week of shows will be broadcast beginning on January 4, 2021, reported ABC News.

When will Alex Trebek's final episode air?

January 8 is the last episode. The first full week of January will feature his final episodes. Friday’s new episode will include a tribute to the life and work of Trebek.

What will the final episodes be like?

"That first show of that final week ... he gives a speech talking about togetherness, how important family is, and it will resonate even more now," Mike Richards told CNN. "It was so beautiful that we were all emotional, we were all in tears, and we all started clapping. It almost distracted him because he was going, 'OK, now let's play 'Jeopardy!'"

Filming began with Ken Jennings as temporary host at the end of November and those episodes will start airing on January 11, 2021.

Jennings recently took on the role of the show’s consulting producer and brand ambassador. He also holds the all-time records for most consecutive games won (74) and highest winnings in regular-season play ($2,520,700).

Trebek, who hosted the game show since 1984, died on November 8 after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer since March 2019. He was 80.

The legendary TV icon had previously revealed how he'd like for his last episode as host to go.

"I would tell ('Jeopardy!' executive producer) Harry (Friedman) to give me 30 seconds at the end of the program to say goodbye because it's going to be the last show," Trebek said in January, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Trebek hosted more than 8,200 episodes over nearly 37 seasons of "Jeopardy!"

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