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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by georgetrev » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:34 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
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I would like the replacement to be a hologram of Alex Trebek.
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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by ouachiouat » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:22 pm

J!'s twitter account retweeted a pic of Ben Mankiewicz, a name mentioned a few times above, and Alex behind the podium. Apparently there's a special TCM category airing Thursday, but I find it interesting that he must have taped the clues at the studio. Is that normal practice for video clues / clues with guest readers?

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by triviawayne » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:04 am

ouachiouat wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:22 pm
J!'s twitter account retweeted a pic of Ben Mankiewicz, a name mentioned a few times above, and Alex behind the podium. Apparently there's a special TCM category airing Thursday, but I find it interesting that he must have taped the clues at the studio. Is that normal practice for video clues / clues with guest readers?
In-studio clues have been read in the past, usually by someone who happened to be there for a Celebrity episode.
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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by earendel » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:31 am

georgetrev wrote:
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Vintsanity wrote:
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Why are people saying a comedian wouldn't work for a host?
Remember Cedric The Entertainer's short tenure on Millionaire?
And Terry Crews also.
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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by lillypie82 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:19 pm

morbeedo wrote:
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Setting aside the woman/POC angle, I could see Pete Buttigieg in the role, if the whole running for President thing doesn’t work out, that is ;)
Jeopardy host is a MUCH better job than POTUS anyways!

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by Robert K S » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:27 pm

Let's see... on the one hand, longer potential tenure, 30x to 40x higher pay, work only 46 days a year, no 3:00 a.m. phone calls, no Congressional oversight (unless we're back in the '50s). Downsides: no personal drivers or pilots, no security detail for life for you and your whole family, no private jumbo jet, no fancy house or private retreat grounds. Either way, you can probably get a pretty decent book deal when you're done. Either way, your hair is a lot grayer when it's over.

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by alietr » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:37 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Let's see... on the one hand, longer potential tenure, 30x to 40x higher pay, work only 46 days a year, no 3:00 a.m. phone calls, no Congressional oversight (unless we're back in the '50s). Downsides: no personal drivers or pilots, no security detail for life for you and your whole family, no private jumbo jet, no fancy house or private retreat grounds. Either way, you can probably get a pretty decent book deal when you're done. Either way, your hair is a lot grayer when it's over.
Either way, you get music played when you enter a room.

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by MartinMoore » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:54 pm

What about Brooke Burns as a possibility? The Chase showed that can she can keep things moving at a fast pace.

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by MDaunt » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:07 pm

Too soon.

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by Don't Think Twice » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:42 pm

I read recently that The Powers That Be (Sony) have said they will not want to change anything about how the game is played but they want to "refresh" it. To me "refresh" means "dumb down." I hope I'm wrong. I've been watching this wonderful show since the Art Fleming days as a child, at 12 Noon when I came home for lunch and in the summer.

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by DysonSphere » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:48 pm

Trebek's success is because of his authenticity. Purportedly he would take the contestant exam each year and consistently pass. It would be nice if they could choose someone who knows the material and isn't just a pretty face for the cameras.

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by triviawayne » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:33 pm

Don't Think Twice wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:42 pm
I read recently that The Powers That Be (Sony) have said they will not want to change anything about how the game is played but they want to "refresh" it. To me "refresh" means "dumb down." I hope I'm wrong. I've been watching this wonderful show since the Art Fleming days as a child, at 12 Noon when I came home for lunch and in the summer.
I would think it means more about the set and the music to differentiate it from the Trebek era. The set hasn't been changed in a long time, and I suspect that was due to the expected retirement of AT. They won't be able to do all that and change the fabric of the game, it would be too much and many viewers would be lost.
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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:50 pm

If a new host has a salary well below that of Alex Trebek perhaps some of the freed up money could get that bump many have requested her for 2nd and 3rd place amounts? $1000+$2000=$3000 for however many regular shows occur. Not accurate, but let's call it 200 shows. That's $600,000 given to the non-winners.

Let's make the new consolation prizes $2000+$3000=$5000 for $1M and an $400K increase. Seems reasonable and possible.

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by mikebdoss » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:16 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:50 pm
If a new host has a salary well below that of Alex Trebek perhaps some of the freed up money could get that bump many have requested her for 2nd and 3rd place amounts? $1000+$2000=$3000 for however many regular shows occur. Not accurate, but let's call it 200 shows. That's $600,000 given to the non-winners.

Let's make the new consolation prizes $2000+$3000=$5000 for $1M and an $400K increase. Seems reasonable and possible.
I can't imagine the budget works that way - $400K over 230 episodes is minuscule for a show like Jeopardy. I've always assumed the second and third place prizes are exactly where they want them.

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Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Post by Bamaman » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:45 am

I have said this before, but they should give players a free hotel room while they are taping. They could work out a sponsorship deal with a hotel with some sort of on air mention like "Contestants on Jeopardy stay at...". And also provide a shuttle to and from the studio. I think they pick you up if you stay at the suggested hotel (which probably isn't cheap) but you have to call a cab for afterwards. It really wouldn't cost them anything and make it more affordable to players who don't win a small fortune in every episode.

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