Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

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Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Frank Hardy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:07 am

Matt Lauer is allegedly being considered.

http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/03/15/Matt ... 363349701/

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Linear Gnome » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:24 am

Frank Hardy wrote:Matt Lauer is allegedly being considered.

http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/03/15/Matt ... 363349701/
Interesting. I could see Anderson Cooper doing it. I wonder if someone such as Ken Jennings or Brad Rutter would be considered.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:46 am

Lame. I'd much rather see someone like Ken Jennings.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by SpiffJumper227 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:55 am

I really hope I make it on the show before Alex retires. I want to become part of the Americana that is Jeopardy with Alex Trebek. It just wouldn't be the same for me with Lauer or Cooper.

I do think Jennings or Rutter would be cool, though.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by lisa0012 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:04 am

Beat me to it.

I don't see Lauer in the role. Just not the right fit. Anderson Cooper seems like a better option.

Jennings or Rutter would be cool. I'm also part of the Jeff Probst fan club, if they can get him off the island by then.

As they said, it's 3 years away, who knows where careers will be by then. It's all speculation at best. Any of them could have better offers, or we might have someone new on the radar.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by davey » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:30 am

This is an absurd story from an unreliable source...If Matt Lauer's Q score is fading - as I'm just learning, since the morning shows are seldom on my radar - as the Today hemorrhages viewers, why in the world would Jeopardy! want him? Ann Curry is more likely...
One of my favorite examples of crack show-business reporting from the NY Post: In 1993, they splashed it on their front page - David Letterman had announced in a staff meeting that his show would move to Los Angeles! 20 years, and t he moving vans still haven't shown up...
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Patzer » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:58 am

I wish they would consider Ben Bailey (of Cash Cab fame). Or Jennings. Pretty much anyone besides Lauer.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by jfrumkin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:07 am

It actually came up as a question during one of the breaks in my first episode, about who would replace Alex. No names were mentioned other than Jennings, but one of the producers ended up chiming in that he didn't think they'd ever pick Jennings because it would be inappropriate (my paraphrase, not his word) to have a former contestant as host.
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:19 am

jfrumkin wrote:it would be inappropriate (my paraphrase, not his word) to have a former contestant as host.
I agree. That would be like having former players commentate sporting events. :lol:

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by bpmod » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:21 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
jfrumkin wrote:it would be inappropriate (my paraphrase, not his word) to have a former contestant as host.
I agree. That would be like having former players commentate sporting events. :lol:
I was going to disagree. But since you put it that way...

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by someday » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:32 pm

It should be Glenn.

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Post by Vanya » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:41 pm

jfrumkin wrote:It actually came up as a question during one of the breaks in my first episode, about who would replace Alex. No names were mentioned other than Jennings, but one of the producers ended up chiming in that he didn't think they'd ever pick Jennings because it would be inappropriate (my paraphrase, not his word) to have a former contestant as host.
Thank goodness for that.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by TryphonTournesol » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:42 pm

Now I really want to get picked this go-round. Hard to imagine the show without Trebek at this point.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Robert K S » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:04 pm

Matt, Matt, Matt. Too old, not funny, not hip, no charm, no semblance of erudition. At once too ingrained in show business and yet not show-bizzy enough.

Seriously, this is something they need to hold auditions for, not just name an heir apparent and tell fans, "Get used to the idea."

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Robert K S » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:06 pm

jfrumkin wrote:It actually came up as a question during one of the breaks in my first episode, about who would replace Alex. No names were mentioned other than Jennings, but one of the producers ended up chiming in that he didn't think they'd ever pick Jennings because it would be inappropriate (my paraphrase, not his word) to have a former contestant as host.
Was the producer Rocky Schmidt? :D

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by bpmod » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:12 pm

Robert K S wrote:
jfrumkin wrote:It actually came up as a question during one of the breaks in my first episode, about who would replace Alex. No names were mentioned other than Jennings, but one of the producers ended up chiming in that he didn't think they'd ever pick Jennings because it would be inappropriate (my paraphrase, not his word) to have a former contestant as host.
Was the producer Rocky Schmidt? :D
That would make sense.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:16 pm

While I was taping there was an audience question about when Alex was going to retire. His response indicated he didn't plan to anytime soon, so it's news to me that he's stepping down in 2016.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by DWS » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:19 pm

I would not like Matt Lauer or Anderson Cooper to be host.

I think Todd Alan Crain (who hosted the practice matches involving Watson) might be a good choice.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by bpmod » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:29 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:While I was taping there was an audience question about when Alex was going to retire. His response indicated he didn't plan to anytime soon, so it's news to me that he's stepping down in 2016.
I don't think anybody has (officially) said he is stepping down in 2016. But the fact that he has renewed his contract until then (and no further) makes some people speculate.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by jkbrat » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:34 pm

DWS wrote:
I think Todd Alan Crain (who hosted the practice matches involving Watson) might be a good choice.
YES!!!!!!!!

But, I agree -- go through an audition process and pick the best person. (I just happen to think that TAC has a good shot at being that person [at least of the ones that I am familiar with or have seen mentioned before]).
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