Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by earendel » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:20 am

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Budphrey wrote:Well, I for one hope they don't go the "celebrity" route.

As Millionaire apparently has.
This seems to be the way gameshows *are* going. Long time game show veteran (ie got his chops in that industry) Bob Barker gets replaced by *entertainer* Drew Carey. Long time game show veteran Richard Dawson gets replaced by *entertainer* Steve Harvey. Long time game show veteran (and Winnipeg native) Monty Hall gets replaced by *entertainer* Wayne Brady. I could go on, but I won't This definitely seems to be the case, and the way game shows are working now. I don't think even Jeopardy! will be safe from that.
Add to this list Cedric the Entertainer (how ironic :mrgreen: ) replacing Meredith Vieira on "Millionaire".
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by ChristyOTwisty » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:17 am

With Wayne Brady doing "Let's Make a Deal" and Drew Carey hosting "The Price is Right," why not Greg ('The Smartest Man in the World") Proops for replacement "Jeopardy!" host? He's had quiz show experience, hosting UK program "Space Cadets" in the 1990s.


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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Volante » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:30 am

ChristyOTwisty wrote:With Wayne Brady doing "Let's Make a Deal" and Drew Carey hosting "The Price is Right," why not Greg ('The Smartest Man in the World") Proops for replacement "Jeopardy!" host? He's had quiz show experience, hosting UK program "Space Cadets" in the 1990s.


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Ooh, I think the first suggestion I could get behind has been named. (I have also been slacking in my rewatching of Whose Line apparently :oops: )

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by StrangerCoug » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:16 pm

gamawire wrote:
StrangerCoug wrote:The reason I still don't like Drew Carey as host of TPIR that much is because he lacks the enthusiasm he had in Whose Line Is It Anyway?. (I'm not 100% sure if it's right to compare him to Bob Barker, but it does come to mind that when someone overbids on a showcase, Bob sounded genuinely sad about it. Drew simply goes in "oh, shucks" mode.)
That's what I've always thought about Drew on TPIR - he was and is a decent choice for a replacement, but for some reason, he has never really made the show his own.
Yeah. When I bother to watch anymore, I still expect to hear Bob Barker introduced as host even though I know Drew Carey's had his spot for years.

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Post by jkbrat » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:05 am

StrangerCoug wrote: Yeah. When I bother to watch anymore, I still expect to hear Bob Barker introduced as host even though I know Drew Carey's had his spot for years.
I know the feeling. When I hear Johnny Gilbert say "THIS IS JEOPARDY!," I still expect it to be following by "Now entering the studio..." :lol:
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by someday » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:03 am

Just in the off chance you want the next host of Jeopardy! to be LeVar Burton, there is a petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/893/997/ ... -jeopardy/

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:16 am

someday wrote:Just in the off chance you want the next host of Jeopardy! to be LeVar Burton, there is a petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/893/997/ ... -jeopardy/
Toby or not Toby that is the question.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Patronaut » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:53 am

ChristyOTwisty wrote:With Wayne Brady doing "Let's Make a Deal" and Drew Carey hosting "The Price is Right," why not Greg ('The Smartest Man in the World") Proops for replacement "Jeopardy!" host? He's had quiz show experience, hosting UK program "Space Cadets" in the 1990s.


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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Patronaut » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:56 am

I'd love to see Glenn Kagan replace Alex. I think someone mentioned this already.
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by thejeopardyfan » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:11 am

someday wrote:Just in the off chance you want the next host of Jeopardy! to be LeVar Burton, there is a petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/893/997/ ... -jeopardy/
I like this option more all the time. What do other boardies think?

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by alietr » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:13 am

How can he read the clues if he can't see?

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by the_phil » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:17 am

alietr wrote:How can he read the clues if he can't see?
Google Glass is probably close enough to that air filter visor, right?

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by ahirbhairav » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:52 pm

Brad Rutter is currently pursuing acting and TV hosting, so I have no doubt he would do a sublime job at hosting. Another great choice would be Alton Brown, from Food Network. Funny, likeable, tall, and comedic.
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Post by SpiffJumper227 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:58 pm

ahirbhairav wrote:Another great choice would be Alton Brown, from Food Network. Funny, likeable, tall, and comedic.
I forgot about AB. He might actually be pretty good. He has the nice blend of sort of funny, but with some intellectual credibility.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by TomC4253 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:56 pm

I still say Bob Harris would be a cool replacement.
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by dhkendall » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:07 am

SpiffJumper227 wrote:
ahirbhairav wrote:Another great choice would be Alton Brown, from Food Network. Funny, likeable, tall, and comedic.
I forgot about AB. He might actually be pretty good. He has the nice blend of sort of funny, but with some intellectual credibility.
How about Hank or John Green from vlogbrothers/Nerd Fighters/Mental Floss?
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by StrangerCoug » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:36 pm

SpiffJumper227 wrote:
ahirbhairav wrote:Another great choice would be Alton Brown, from Food Network. Funny, likeable, tall, and comedic.
I forgot about AB. He might actually be pretty good. He has the nice blend of sort of funny, but with some intellectual credibility.
Alton Brown is good at what he does but it's going to seem weird with a chef running the show.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by silverscreentest » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:42 pm

dhkendall wrote:How about Hank or John Green from vlogbrothers/Nerd Fighters/Mental Floss?
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by ahirbhairav » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:46 pm

silverscreentest wrote:
dhkendall wrote:How about Hank or John Green from vlogbrothers/Nerd Fighters/Mental Floss?
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by ahirbhairav » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:03 pm

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