Matt Lauer Might Become Your New Alex Trebek

March 15, 2013


Already weakened by the loss of Alex Trebek's mustache, Jeopardy! may soon find itself even woefully less hirsute with new host Matt Lauer. That's the rumor from The New York Post, where they say Lauer is at the top of Sony Picture Television's list to take over hosting duties when a 75-year-old Alex Trebek finally steps down from his duties when his contract lapses in 2016. The timing works out well for Lauer, whose contract with Today ends in 2015; having received most of the blame for the morning show falling behind Good Morning America, he's expected to let it expire and find some new property to infest. Anyway, a final decision on the matter is said to be over a year away, and Anderson Cooper is said to still also be in the running. It's not clear why they aren't even considering longtime champ Ken Jennings, and I'm also still not all that clear on why the show is called Jeopardy!.

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