On March 6, 2019, Trebek announced that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. In a prepared video announcement of the diagnosis, Trebek noted that his prognosis was poor but that he would aggressively fight the cancer
Then he went on chemo and got a little better. But last month ...
So sadly, we need to stick a fork in him. Who do you think will replace him.Trebek gave an update in which he said his belief that he was done with chemotherapy was premature and "overoptimistic", noting that his numbers "went south, dramatically and quickly"
My bet would be Ryan Seacrest, but it might interfere with one of the 50 or so jobs he does now. And besides, to fill MENSA-member Alex's shoes, they have to pick somebody that is equally smart. Ryan isn't particularly intellectual.
Mayim Bialik would be a great pick. She's not so big a star or busy that she doesn't have time and she's got an IQ of around 160.
Another good pick would be James Woods; he has a reported IQ of about 180. But he would antagonize the fuck out of the produces, the contestants, and especially the audience. He is quite ruthless that way.