Richards will host for two weeks following the conclusion of the episodes guest-hosted by Ken Jennings.
Trebek, the face of the show for 36 years, died from pancreatic cancer November 8, and the final shows he recorded aired last week.
"60 Minutes" correspondent Bill Whitaker at his office in Manhattan on September 21, 2016.More news: Man United and Liverpool to meet in 4th round of FA Cup
13, 2021, that Couric will become the first woman ever to host the show and will be among those guest hosting on an interim basis along with National Football League quarterback Rodgers, "Big Bang Theory" Bialik and "60 Minutes" correspondent Whittaker.
Upon Bialik's announcement, her fans and followers flooded the comments with messages of support as they eagerly await her first Jeopardy! appearance. "It will be an honor to guest host & celebrate his great legacy". "Jeopardy!" airs daily on TV stations across the country, watched by 24 million viewers a week according to Nielsen data.
Whitaker, 69, is a veteran CBS News correspondent who has been with "60 Minutes" since 2014.More news: 'Freaks And Geeks' star Jessica Campbell dies l
Rodgers, 37, is a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and plays this weekend as the Packers compete against the Los Angeles Rams for the chance to advance to the NFC Championship Game. The NFL star emerged victorious from a 2015 episode of "Celebrity Jeopardy!".
Some big names are stepping into the role of host of "Jeopardy!"Some big names are stepping into the role of host of "Jeopardy!". She now stars in "Call Me Kat", a sitcom on Fox.
Mayim Bialik took to her Twitter page to confirm the news, recalling the time her stints on Big Bang and her earlier role in NBC's Blossom were referenced in one of the show's questions. She will be the second female Host of JEOPARDY! She is also has a doctorate in neuroscience.More news: John Isner skips Australian Open over COVID-19 protocols