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"Jeopardy" Is Having A Very Hard Time Finding A New Host β€” Here Are All The Options, Ranked From Worst To Best

The trainwreck of a search continues.

Hello world, my name's Stephen LaConte, and I am a Jeopardy superfan.

The search for a new Jeopardy host has been lengthy, highly publicized, and in recent weeks, a total fucking trainwreck. More than a dozen celebrities have guest-hosted the show as a not-so-secret audition for the full-time job. Earlier this month, Sony announced that they were hiring...none of them. Instead, they gave the job to a relatively unknown Jeopardy producer named Mike Richards, who also did a brief stint as guest host.

Mike Richards

Mike held onto that glorious job for approximately five minutes, when his past sexist behavior started making headlines. He stepped down, and now the search for Alex Trebek's replacement continues.

Alex Trebek

So, who should Jeopardy *actually* hire for the full-time role? There will be more guest hosts coming next season, but for now, I've ranked everyone who's auditioned for the gig so far. We'll start with the worst and work our way up to the best:

14. Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz

13. Mike Richards

Mike Richards

12. Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik

11. Joe Buck

Joe Buck

10. Tie between George Stephanopoulos, Bill Whitaker, and David Faber

George Stephanopoulos, Bill Whitaker, and David Faber

9. Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

8. Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie

7. Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

6. Katie Couric

Katie Couric

5. LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

4. Buzzy Cohen

Buzzy Cohen

3. Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

2. Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

And finally...

1. Ken Jennings

Alex Trebek and Ken Jennings

Alright, now it's your turn. Which hosts have you loved, and which were total flops? Share your thoughts in the comments.