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‘Jeopardy!’ Executive Producer Mike Richards Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek With Moving Speech & Moment of Silence

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Over the past weekend, fans, viewers, former contestants, and colleagues mourned the death of longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek; who passed away with his loved ones at his side after his battle with pancreatic cancer.  The seven-time Daytime Emmy-winning host and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient had been with the show since its revival in 1984.

Last night’s, Monday edition of the game show brought with it a heart-tugging moment at the top of the program when Jeopardy! EP Mike Richards addressed Trebek’s passing to viewers everywhere.  It began with a speech, and then ended with a moment of silence as the Jeopardy! set fades to black,

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Richards expressed, in part: “This is an enormous loss for our staff and our crew, for his family and for his millions of fans.  He loved this show and everything it stood for.”

Mike went on to say: “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family.” adding, “We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted.”  As Richards choked up he ended with, “On behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!, thank you for everything, Alex, … this is Jeopardy!

Throughout the moving moment, Richards told Jeopardy! viewers that Trebek’s illness did not come between his beloved show and hosting gig as he was taping new episodes even through his illness just two weeks ago.

The tribute ended with an empty sound stage and the show’s signature lights dimming as we all shared a moment of silence for the beloved and iconic host.

You can watch the moments below. Then, let us know what you thought of Richards’ and Jeopardy’s tribute to Alex Trebek via the comment section.

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It was extremely touching. Alex will be greatly missed.

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I saw this in real-time and it was so lovely and a moving tribute to a cool guy.

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God bless you Mr. Trebek!

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My husband have been faithful watchers for decades and have just read Katie Couric may replace Alex, no one can replace him, he was an icon but Katie Couric! This a game show, while she may not voice her political opinions, we, and we know others are not interested in watching her! You can do better in honoring Alex.

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Pluto TV Launches Soap Channel with B&B and Y&R Dedicated Episodes

Great news soap fans, you have another place to catch your favorite CBS daytime dramas. On Tuesday, ViacomCBS’ free streaming television service, Pluto TV, launched its soap channel with past episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

Pluto TV’s soap channel launched with the log line: “Soap operas aren’t just for daytime. They’re for anytime. Get your fix of melodrama 24/7 on Pluto TV Soaps.”

In terms of what years and episodes are available, viewers can now enjoy from the CBS sister soaps, season 47 and 48 of Y&R,  which is partially from when Mal Young was EP and head writer, and then into the current regime of Anthony Morina and Josh Griffith.   For The Bold and the Beautiful, the episodes start back from September of 2018.

To watch Live or OnDemand, go to the Pluto TV Soaps channel website, or download the Pluto TV app via the App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store or Roku etc. You can also click here for your preferred device.

Newer episodes from B&B and Y&R will be available on Pluto TVs OnDemand service and can be viewed from Smart Televisions, Apple TV, Playstation, Tivo Roku, Xfinity, and Chromecast. You can also watch via the company’s website without registering.

So, do you hope Pluto TV’s soap channel, builds itself out and includes more soaps from the past, and those that ran on CBS? What season of Y&R and B&B would you like to see added to the service? Share your thoughts below.

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TODAY: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown and Sean Kanan Guest on ‘The Talk’

Sheryl Underwood should have some fun today on an all-new, October 19th episode of The Talk, when two of daytime’s baddest of the bad, visit the CBS afternoon series.

Look for The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) and Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe) to chat it up with Sheryl and the rest of The Talk hosts on returning to their signature soap roles.

As B&B fans know, Sheila and Deacon are now set to team up to bring down the Forresters and pave the way for them to be closer to their children.  For Sheila, that’s having a relationship with her son, Finn (Tanner Novlan) and her grandson, Hayes.  And for Deacon, that’s his daughter, Hope (Annika Noelle).  What revenge plot will they conjure up to get what they want?

In its new season and configuration, The Talk, is hosted by Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Natalie Morales.

Look for Kimberlin and Sean on The Talk today at 2 p.m, EST on CBS.

So, will you be checking out Kimberlin and Sean on today’s episode of The Talk? Are you enjoying their scenes together thus far on The Bold and the Beautiful? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Corbin Bernsen to Reprise His Role of Arnie Becker in ‘LA Law’ Revival Pilot

Corbin Bernsen (Father Todd, The Young and the Restless) and the son of Y&R’s late great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) has signed on to reprise his signature primetime television role of womanizing lawyer Arnie Becker in the upcoming LA Law revival pilot.

This makes Corbin the co-lead of the series alongside Blair Underwood (Ex-OLTL) who previously signed on to the pilot to reprise his role of Jonathan Rollins.  ABC has greenlit the pilot.

According to Deadline, it is believed that Bernsen and Underwood will be the only original members of the mid 80’s-90’s legal drama on NBC in the pilot, but more may guest-star if the show gets picked up for a full-season order.

In the premise of the reboot, the law firm of McKenzie Brackman, now named Becker Rollins, reinvents itself as a litigation firm specializing in only the most high profile, boundary pushing and incendiary cases.  The show will feature familiar characters working alongside new ones on the most hot button issues of the day.  As for Bernsen’s Becker, now in his 60’s, look for him to struggle with a rapidly shifting sexual and political landscape.

The original LA Law ran for eight seasons from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994 on NBC.

So, what do you think of Corbin taking on the role of Arnie Becket in a revival of LA Law? Would you be intrigued to check out the show if it makes it to series? Comment below.

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