'Jeopardy!' College Championship Delayed After Alex Trebek Surgery

"He is expected to make a full and complete recovery," the show's communciations team wrote in a statement.

Jeopardy! production will resume in mid-January after longtime host Alex Trebek underwent surgery in December to treat a subdural hematoma.

Though Jeopardy!'s taping schedule shifts from year to year, the show was originally set to start taping its College Championship next week. The only change to the show's 2018 schedule will be for the College Championship, which will now air in April, according to sources.

"Otherwise, Jeopardy!'s broadcast schedule is unaffected," a Jeopardy! spokesperson said Thursday in a statement. 

Trebek was initially admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 15 to treat a subdural hematoma after he hit his head in October. He was released from the hospital two days later after a successful surgery.

"He is expected to make a full and complete recovery," according to a spokesperson.

Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy! since 1984, and is contracted to host until 2020.

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