Earlier this year, beloved "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Leading up to the Season 36 premiere, fans wondered if the diagnosis meant that the television personality would be stepping down from his leading role. Now that Trebek has returned to his hosting duties, production sources have given yet another update as we move further into the new "Jeopardy!" season.

According to TMZ, even though Trebek, 79, is currently undergoing a second round of chemotherapy, he does not intend on leaving the trivia show.

Trebek recently revealed that while his treatment has caused sores to erupt in his mouth, which has made it a bit more difficult to speak, he plans to stay on the game show unless his ability to lead diminishes. However, per the publication, Trebek is "hypercritical of his performance on the show, and little missteps that are common on other shows bother him." They then added that if he does, in fact, stumble on a line, they can simply redo it and move on.

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Additionally, the sources added that "Jeopardy!" is taped approximately two and a half months in advance, so any missed days will not be noticeable to the audience. As of now, they are currently shooting episodes "well into December" and Trebek continues to tape twice a week, upholding his perfect 35-year attendance in the process.

Over the summer, James Holzhauer made waves by winning 32 games in a row and earning over $2.5 million. Ultimately, he would fall short of besting "Jeopardy!" legend Ken Jennings, but would still make a name for himself moving forward. In September, a new champion appeared in Jason Zuffranieri, but he would ultimately lose his title after 19 consecutive wins.

New episodes of "Jeopardy!" are currently airing on weeknights. Check your local listings.

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“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is pictured at the Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Tournament Show Taping on April 17, 2010 in Culver City, California. Getty Images