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Jeopardy game show to return with physical distancing measures in place

The popular television game show hosted by Sudbury's Alex Trebek is returning for its 37th season, with physical distancing in mind.

Alex Trebek continues as host after a diagnosis last year of pancreatic cancer

Jeopardy! fans will soon see Sudbury's Alex Trebek hosting the 37th season of the show. The 80-year-old has been battling pancreatic cancer and says he expects to mark his two-year survival next February. (Jeopardy!/The Canadian Press)

The popular television game show hosted by Sudbury's Alex Trebek is returning for its 37th season, with physical distancing in mind.

A redesigned set for the novel coronavirus era will allow for the contestants to be further apart and at a greater distance from Trebek, who has continued as host after a diagnosis last year of pancreatic cancer.

Trebek said last month that he's responding exceptionally well to treatment, and expects to mark his two-year survival next February.

The casting of contestants was done entirely online for this season, which was shot without a studio audience.

Ken Jennings, the record-setting contestant who won on 74 straight shows and took last year's "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" title, is joining the series as a consulting producer.

He'll appear on-air with his own video categories, develop projects and act as a public ambassador for the show.

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