"Jeopardy!" will continue to air episodes hosted by Alex Trebek for the next six weeks, according to a report by CNN Business.
Alex Trebek died on November 8 after a lengthy battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.More news: Apple and PBS deal bring Peanuts holiday specials to TV ad
While we may not know who'll step in for Trebek for some time, we do know that most of the prospective successors paid tribute to the indefatigable TV star on Sunday.
After vowing to air Trebek's final Jeopardy! episodes as they had been shot he concluded "on behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!".
"I used to sit on his lap and watch you every day", Thakur shared. "So it's a pretty special moment". My grandfather who raised me, I'm gonna get tears right now.More news: US Senate rejects Shelton for Fed job
Meanwhile, the most famous Jeopardy! champion, Ken Jennings, hailed Trebek as a "lovely and deeply decent man".
As for the future of Jeopardy after Trebek, that remains in question.
For now, generations of fans are sharing their appreciation of Trebek's professionalism, and of how he and "Jeopardy!" made being smart look so appealing. In a tribute from fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds, it was revealed that the Ontario-born TV personality had filmed a cameo for Reynolds's movie Free Guy "despite his battle". He wanted to go to lunch with Trebek to be in his presence. They also state that Jeopardy! producers have not announced any plans for a new host at the moment. Sony has confirmed that episodes hosted by the iconic host, who stopped filming on October 29, will air through December 25, according to Variety.More news: Deadline is near for Georgia hand tally of presidential race