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Alex Trebek Re-ups

'Jeopardy!' host extends contract to 2022

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Alex Trebek is no longer in jeopardy of retiring anytime soon.

The 78-year-old "Jeopardy!" host has extended his contract for two additional years, through 2022. Over the summer he hinted there was a 50-50 chance that he would step down at the end of the 2019-2020 season.

Trebek has hosted the syndicated game show since its revival in 1984.

News of his contract extension was announced in conjunction with word that Pat Sajak and Vanna White will continue to preside over "Wheel of Fortune" through the show's 40th anniversary season in 2022.

Both shows are syndicated by Sony Pictures TV as a powerful one-two ratings attraction, with most stations airing new episodes five days a week in the afternoon or early evening.

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