Alex Trebek Returns to Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! is back, and so is its host Alex Trebek!

The show returned for its 37th season on Monday, and we were so happy to see Alex, who is currently undergoing treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

But the new premiere comes with new COVID guidelines.

“Welcome, welcome, welcome, as Jeopardy! begins its 37th season of original quiz programming, with a few changes having been made to adjust for COVID-19,” he said at the start of the episode.

He later told viewers that due to the pandemic, the contestants’ podiums have been distanced from each other. The staff and crew are also following the social distancing guidelines.

“I believe we are the first quiz show to come back on the air in the COVID-19 era,” he said. “On a personal level, I’m excited because it gets me out of the house. It gives me something to do on a regular basis, and I was missing that.”

We love you, Alex!