Alex Trebek renews contract with ‘Jeopardy!’ through 2018

Three more years! YES! Alex Trebek has renewed his “Jeopardy!” contract through 2018. The 74-year-old host has dropped hints that he would retire, triggering a lot of speculation on who might replace him online. Perhaps it was just a negotiating tactic! Well done Trebek!

From Variety:

“The enduring success of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy!’ serves as a testament to the talents of these remarkable hosts,” the exec producer of both series, Harry Friedman, said in a statement. “The renewal of their contracts continues the special bond that Pat, Vanna and Alex have formed with generations of TV viewers.”

The game show veteran reportedly made $10 million a year with his last contract.

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