"Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our show," Trebek said with a smile. "I truly hope you folks have enjoyed revisiting some of our special tournaments throughout this past summer. But today, Jeopardy! begins its 36th season on the air and I'm happy to report I'm still here."
Trebek made no more mention of his health battle after the opening, and the episode featured contestant Jason Zuffranieri winning his seventh consecutive game.