Caroline Minkus, an ophthalmologist from Minneapolis, is set to compete on “Jeopardy” in an episode that airs at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on KARE 11.
Currently in its 38th season, “Jeopardy” is the top-rated quiz show on television and attracts a weekly audience of more than 20 million viewers.
“Jeopardy” has made headlines in recent months following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek in November. Producers invited a series of guest hosts – including Katie Couric, LeVar Burton, Anderson Cooper and Aaron Rodgers – before selecting executive producer Mike Richards as Trebek’s replacement.
Just over a week after that announcement, an online expose revealed Richards had made controversial remarks on a podcast and had made questionable decisions during his time at “The Price Is Right.” Richards taped one week of shows and then stepped down from the position.
At the end of August, he was fired from the show. Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will sharing hosting duties through the end of the year.