Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings Will Continue as ‘Jeopardy!’ Hosts

Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings
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A Daily Double! Mayim BialikAnd Ken JenningsWe will continue to share Jeopardy! hosting duties.

VarietyOn Monday, July 25, Sony Pictures Entertainment reported that they had reached long-term agreements that will keep the duo, which began splitting their time as hosts in September 2021. According to Entertainment WeeklyHowever, nothing has been signed yet.

The beloved game show has spent close to two years searching for the perfect host following Alex Trebek’s death in November 2020. Many stars — including LeVar Burton, Aaron Rodgers, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper and more — have spent time as guest hosts. Former Jeopardy!Executive producer Mike RichardsInitially, he was to be the permanent host. However, he resigned in august 2021 after controversial remarks he made surfaced.

Executive producer last month Mike DaviesTelled Variety that the franchise is planning “more versions” of the show — which means “multiple hosts.”

“With all of our plans for Jeopardy! — which is more Jeopardy!, not less, more versions — we’re going to need multiple hosts to represent the entire audience, to represent the entire country, in order to take this franchise forward,” he said at the 2022 Daytime Emmy Awards.

One of these iterations is Celebrity Jeopardy!Bialik, 46, will host the premiere of, which will air this fall. The Big Bang TheoryThis TV season, the alum of the hit show has plenty to offer. Call me KatSeptember will also be aired.

With such intense exposure, however, comes criticism — which the BlossomSince her time as interim, alums have received in large numbers Jeopardy! host. In addition to being called an “anti-vaxxer” and “anti-feminist” — terms the actress called particularly “hurtful because they’re untrue,” she told Glamour in September 2021 — viewers have also taken issue with certain phrases she uses on the show, including calling the first round “Single Jeopardy” instead of just “Jeopardy.”

“People care a lot, I get it!” Bialik told Yahoo!earlier this year. “And I’m sorry. I’m doing my best!” Though she defended her use of “Single Jeopardy” — Trebek himself used it on occasion — she promised fans she’d stop saying it. “I will never do it again! Even if it’s in this script, I will not say it,” she declared.

For his part, Jennings — whose own winning streak on Jeopardy! scored him the most consecutive wins with 72 — took a leave of absence from his hosting duties in May, telling fans via Twitter that he was “handing the keys back” to Bialik “for a few months,” noting that he would “be back before the end of the season.”

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