Burton’s performance as host was somewhat uneven, pushing the boundaries of a deliberately low-key show and with two notable flubs.
Embracing the contestant interviews, Roberts relished the ‘softer’ side of her hosting duties in ways other guest emcees did not.
Between talking about the honor of hosting ‘Jeopardy!,’ praising Alex Trebek, and plugging their charities, the guest hosts seem to spend more time talking about themselves.
With guest hosts rotating almost as quickly as contestants, it will be hard for players to build up a sense of timing with the host, let alone any momentum.
The switch from Mayim Bialik to Savannah Guthrie behind the lectern resumed the parade of leftist news anchors as ‘Jeopardy!’ guest hosts.
Bialik’s combination of experience in front of the camera with a background in academia gave her an authoritative yet engaging personality as a host.
Cohen did a workmanlike job, but ‘Jeopardy!’ should have postponed the Tournament of Champions until the show’s eventual new permanent host is in place.
Whereas Trebek deftly glided across material, Whitaker exhibited a slightly stilted approach in his bid to become the new ‘Jeopardy!’ host.
One word generally described Anderson Cooper’s first week of guest-hosting ‘Jeopardy!’: Meh.
NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers had an eventful and entertaining first week as the latest trial host of ‘Jeopardy!’
Between his New York-ish accent and his up-front demeanor, Oz came off brash — a shot of espresso instead of a more appropriate ‘Jeopardy!’ decaf.
Beyond the political controversy that went unspoken on-air, ‘Jeopardy!’ viewers saw the bubbly persona that made Couric a fixture on NBC’s ‘Today’ show.
Unfortunately, replacing a host who served for nearly 37 years brings attention to every little detail distinguishing Alex Trebek and his successors.
As we saw with Ken Jennings’s ‘opening night jitters,’ it’s going to be a tall order for anyone to replace ‘Jeopardy!’ legend Alex Trebek.
Here’s hoping we preserve Trebek’s legacy by following the advice he gave during his final week hosting ‘Jeopardy!’: Remaining kind to each other.
“Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings is trying to backtrack on years of insults hurled at conservatives in what some have speculated is a bid for the popular game show’s open host position.
Vieira’s resume gives her the serious chops to host a scholarly quiz show while keeping ‘Jeopardy!’ far away from political food fights — the perfect combination.
Because he made them feel at home, Americans welcomed Alex Trebek into their homes, night after night, for good-natured entertainment.
While remaining true to the show’s original premise, its tone and tempo vary significantly from the ‘Supermarket Sweep’ of a generation ago.
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