- Thursday's episode of "Jeopardy!" opened with a heartfelt Thanksgiving Day message from Alex Trebek.
- The Emmy-winning TV host died at age 80 earlier on November 8 after battling pancreatic cancer.
- Trebek pre-recorded episodes of the game show that will air into early 2021.
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Thursday's episode of "Jeopardy!" opened with a Thanksgiving message from Alex Trebek that was pre-recorded before his death on November 8.
"Keep the faith; we're gonna get through all of this, and we will be a better society because of it," Trebek told viewers in a clip which was released on the show's official YouTube page ahead of the show's broadcast.
Here's Trebek's message in full:
The six-time Emmy-winning TV host died at the age of 80 on November after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed at Stage 4 in March 2019.
Trebek pre-recorded episodes of the game show until October 29.
The show will air a selection of his 10 best episodes the weeks of December 21 and December 28. His final episodes will air the first week of 2021 starting on January 4.
Afterwards, a rotating cast of guest hosts will take over "Jeopardy!" for the time being. Former champion Ken Jennings, who joined the show in September as a consulting producer, will be the first guest host.
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