Jeopardy! may never be able to effectively find a suitable replacement for Alex Trebek, and that's ok. Fans had a deep affection for the game show host and, while the series looks for a permanent replacement for Trebek, fans would like his legacy to be further cemented with a major posthumous honor.
An online petition has surfaced on Change.org with a request to rename Stage 10 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California after Alex Trebek. Check out the request in a snippet from the petition below and continue reading:
As of writing, the petition is above 3,500 signatures, which is still short of the 5,000 signatures requested. With that said, it's hard to imagine many Jeopardy! viewers would be against that, given it would be a cool honor and have no negative impact on the series. Alex Trebek was the host of Jeopardy! for 37 seasons and, if that's not worthy of having a stage named in your honor I'm not sure what is.
It's also worth noting that renaming a studio after a host or actor is not uncommon. Bob Barker (who is still living at age 97) currently has The Price Is Right's filming studio named after him over at CBS Television City. The fact was mentioned by fans who signed the petition, who also shared additional reasons why they felt Alex Trebek deserves the honor:
While fans campaign, Jeopardy! continues its rotation of celebrity guests to host the program post-Alex Trebek. Ken Jennings kicked off the hosting but, soon, celebrities like Mayim Bialik and Aaron Rodgers will guest host. There have been no concrete updates regarding who will take over the hosting duties permanently, though fans have suggested folks like LeVar Burton assume the title. For now, it seems the world will have to wait for a reveal on just who that new host will be and, given that it's Alex Trebek has being succeeded, it may take a while to find the right person to follow in his footsteps.
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