MAYIM BIALIK AND KEN JENNINGS TO SPLIT JEOPARDY! HOST JOB

Jul 28, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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“Jeopardy!” is giving itself two answers to the question of who gets to host the quiz show…Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings.

Bialik and Jennings have been serving as rotating hosts since Mike Richards exited the show amid controversy after a short tenure as the late Alex Trebek’s replacement.

In a statement Wednesday on the show’s website, executive producer Michael Davies announced “In Mayim and Ken, we have two outstanding hosts at the beginning of their Jeopardy! hosting careers who connect with their own unique fanbases, new fans, and the traditional Jeopardy! viewer.”

Jennings, an all-time “Jeopardy!” champion, and actor Bialik were among those who’d filled in after longtime host Trebek’s death from cancer in 2020.

While the stints were seen as tryouts, the job unexpectedly went to Richards, the then-executive producer.

Last year, a report of Richards’ past podcast comments led to his departure from the show after a week in the host job.

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