The official “Jeopardy!” Twitter account let fans and followers know that Alex Trebek’s last episode of the show will air later today. The tweet also included a preview of the upcoming episode.
Alex’s last episode airs today – don’t miss it.— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) January 8, 2021
Be sure to check with your local station for broadcast information. pic.twitter.com/pmVBjY97JU
According to the attached clip, the episode will contain a very special look back at Alex Trebek’s best moments on the show. The show’s Twitter also instructs fans to check their local listings to know when the show will air. If you don’t have cable or broadcast television, there are still ways to watch “Jeopardy!“
You can watch Alex Trebek’s final episode of “Jeopardy!” on three different streaming services. You can catch the show on Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, and CBS All Access. The prices on these vary, with the CBS streaming platform being the cheapest at $5.99 a month. Both of the other services are between $60-$65 a month depending on plan options. Luckily for those who are only interested in checking out the episode of “Jeopardy!” all three services offer a free trial. For those who want to revisit older episodes of the show, Netflix has two seasons.
What to Expect from Alex Trebek’s Last Episode
In a recent interview, “Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards told Deadline that it will be a regular episode of the show other than the tribute at the end. It will be much like thousands of other episodes before it. There will be no farewell message from the host and it will end with Trebek signing off as normal. This is because it wasn’t meant to be his final episode.
Alex Trebek knew he wouldn’t be hosting the show much longer. However, he planned on coming in the following week to record more episodes. This final one was recorded less than two weeks before his passing. While he was battling pancreatic cancer, he and everyone else thought he had more time.
His last personal address to the audience came on the first of his final episodes. It was a heartwarming message about kindness and togetherness. According to Richards, this was something that Trebek decided to do “in that moment.” The sentiment, however, was far from out of character for the beloved host. Richards said, “He was so professional, so hard-working, so intelligent, and in all of that also incredibly kind. When you hear people say it will not be done like that again, that’s true, but we can all aspire to do it that well again.”