Chicago “Jeopardy!” fans will get to see Alex Trebek’s final episodes after all.
Though two of this week’s episodes — the last hosted by Trebek before his death in November — were preempted by news coverage of the U.S. Capitol siege and its aftermath, WLS-Channel 7 has altered its schedule to make room for a delayed broadcast.
The Wednesday and Thursday episodes are scheduled to air at 1 and 1:30 p.m. Friday, taking the place of “Windy City Live,” leading into Trebek’s final episode in the usual “Jeopardy!” time slot at 3:30. That’s assuming the afternoon is free of further interruptions for breaking news.
Trebek died November 8 at age 80 of pancreatic cancer but had pre-taped several weeks of shows that have continued to air.
A successor hasn’t been named. Longtime “Jeopardy!’ champion Ken Jennings will be the first of a planned series of guest hosts on episodes that begin appearing next week. The Los Angeles Times reports former “Today” anchor Katie Couric also will do a turn as guest host, but Couric and the show are not confirming that.