Top 5 shows Alex Trebek hosted other than Jeopardy
On November 8, 2020, the world lost the very famous game show host and entertainer Alex Trebek. Trebek was known for hosting many different types of TV shows throughout his life, with quiz shows being the primary shows he was known for. While most people remember him for hosting the quiz show “Jeopardy!” since 1984, he has hosted many shows that didn’t last as long but were still entertaining. Remember Alex Trebek by looking at these 5 Top Shows Alex Trebek hosted other than Jeopardy.
Alex Trebek – Wizard of Odds
The Wizard of Odds was a show that aired on NBC from July 1973 to June of 1974. Contestants would answer questions centering around statistical information. Alex got the call to host this show because of Alan Thicke who worked on the show as a writer and knew Alex from one of his earlier shows he did. Alex flew down from his home in Canada and hosted as they filmed the debut. The show was picked up, although it didn’t last for a long time. It is said that the episodes of the show were deleted from use as that was NBC’s policy at the time.
Alex Trebek – Double Dare
This show aired on CBS from 1976 until 1977 as apposed to the Nickelodeon show that aired in the 80s and 90s. Double Dare mainly had contestants locked away in a soundproof both trying to find the answer based on one-sentence clues. If the contestant won the regular round, they went into the bonus round being pitted against three opponents who had Ph.D.s in different subjects (called Spoilers). The show was originally pitted against The Wheel of Fortune on NBC. It was moved around on the schedule a few times but never saw the ratings it hoped for. It has been shown many times on the BUZZR network since the 2000s.
Battlestars aired on NBC originally from 1981 to 1982 and was brought back for a couple of months in 1983. The game put two contestants against each other. The contestants would face a celebrity panel of six stars and would capture a star by guessing whether the star was telling the truth or lying when asked a question. The game was very much like “Hollywood Squares” in its design. This show replaced Card Sharks in the NBC line up but didn’t fare well against “The Price is Right” on CBS and was canceled a short time later. They tried bringing the show back in 1983 but not for very long as it was then placed in the noon time slot against tough competition from the other networks.
The Pillsbury Bake Off
An annual bake-off contest with Alex Trebek hosting the show on the CBS network between 1994 through 1998. The contest sees people create their own recipes that feature Pillsbury ingredients. During the years when Trebek was the host, the winner of the contests won a million dollars in cash. In his first year in 1994, the winner won the contest with “Fudgey” Bon Bons. In further years that Alex was the host of the contest, such things as Macadamia Fudge Torte and Salsa Couscous Chicken were the winners. No word if Alex got to have a share or any of those recipes.
This show aired on NBC starting in 1987. It was a relaunch of a show that aired back from 1958 until 1973. The production team behind Classic Concentration had received permission from NBC to make and air the newer show and Alex Trebeck was selected as the host, even while hosting “Jeopardy!” at the same time. It featured two players trying to find matches as numbered tiles were revealed and then tried to solve the message that was underneath the tiles in an artistic picture rendition of a saying or phrase. Winners that won in the matchup with the other challenger went to the bonus round where they had a chance to win a new car.