WOW! Alex Trebek leaning toward leaving ‘Jeopardy’ in 2020

Alex Trebek’s career on “Jeopardy!” might be nearing its final round.

The longtime host says the odds of him returning to the game show are “50-50 and a little less” after his contract is up in 2020. He made the revelation during an interview with Harvey Levin that aired Sunday evening on the Fox News program “OBJECTified.”

Trebek, 78, told Levin that he believes Alex Faust, the TV voice of the Los Angeles Kings, could be a fit to replace him if and when he does ultimately decide to leave.

“I mentioned to our producer not so long ago that the fellow that does play-by-play for the Los Angeles Kings — they should consider him,” Trebek said.

Faust, 28, took over play-by-play duties for the NHL team on FOX Sports West in 2017.

Trebek also suggested Laura Coates, an attorney who serves as a legal voice for CNN, as another potential replacement. Coates later tweeted her excitement over Trebek’s recognition, noting “Jeopardy!” was her favorite game show as a kid.

Trebek joined the program in 1984. He’s the longest-turned host of “Jeopardy,” which premiered in 1964. He most recently re-upped his contract in May 2017.