Alex Trebek Talks About His Future on 'Jeopardy!' -- and the Show He Wants to Do After He Leaves TV Guide
Alex Trebek revealed that he has been considering how he would like to spend his post-"Jeopardy!" years, telling TV Guide that he would like to try his hand at a talk show.
Trebek said he “wouldn't mind hosting a once-a-week type show like what Charlie Rose does. And I'd like the Pope to be my first guest." He added that his first question would be, "Why has the Church been screwing up so much?"
Trebek added that he doesn't expect to continue hosting “Jeopardy!” beyond 2016. "I suspect this might be my last contract," he said. "I'm not going to go on forever. My contract expires in 2016. There is a time for all things and my time may be coming."
Asked about "Today" co-host Matt Lauer or CNN anchor Anderson Cooper replacing him, Trebek said, "Any of them could do it. It's just a question of whether they would want to and enjoy it. Both men are a lot younger than I am and it's a pretty static format, even though the guests and clues change, which keeps it exciting. If Matt Lauer would come over to 'Jeopardy!,' I'd be happy to take over his job on 'Today.'"