If Trebek Leaves 'Jeopardy' , We Have Some Replacements Picked Out

With buzz that Alex Trebek may be putting his Jeopardy days behind him, we slipped into our casting director hats and dreamt up a potential list of who could fill his very big shoes

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TOM SELLECK

TOM SELLECK
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If the first and most important requirement of hosting the show is having an amazing mustache, this guy has been qualified for decades.

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RYAN SEACREST

RYAN SEACREST
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We imagine the media mogul looking at his LinkedIn profile and saying to himself, "You know what, Ryan? A 7-page résumé is kind of slacker-y. I should add something else to it."

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JAMES FRANCO

JAMES FRANCO
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Once you've starred in movies, gotten your PhD from Yale, gone to design school, taught poetry, launched an art exhibition and mastered selfie-ing on Insta, the only logical next move is to host Jeopardy, no?

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WILL FERRELL

WILL FERRELL
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If we can't have Trebek, well, then we'll settle for the world's best Trebek impersonator.

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JOHN O'HURLEY

JOHN O'HURLEY
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He has the credentials as the former host of Family Feud and, like Trebek, he brings a certain gentlemanly charm to the stage. You know, like the kind he brought as J. Peterman.

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CHELSEA HANDLER

CHELSEA HANDLER
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We would tune in every. Single. Night. Mostly to watch her hit on the male contestants.

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MAYIM BIALIK

MAYIM BIALIK
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This type of game show requires someone who's brainy. And Bialik is smart – like neuroscientist smart. So ABC could save money by getting rid of the show writers and just having her host as well as come up with all the trivia.

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LEVAR BURTON

LEVAR BURTON
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He taught us to love reading, so we know he could teach us a whole lot more.

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BILLY EICHNER

BILLY EICHNER
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Just picture his over-the-top reaction when contestants are wrong. He probably wouldn't even tone it down during Kids week. ("There's no crying in Jeopardy, you babies!")

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IDRIS ELBA

IDRIS ELBA
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Have you seen him? Have you heard him speak in his smooth British accent? Ratings gold.

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KEN JENNINGS

KEN JENNINGS
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He's the only person to spend as much time on the Jeopardy stage as Trebek (thanks to his 74-show winning streak).

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