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Bialik, Jennings to co-host Jeopardy! through 2021


Ken Jennings (left) and Mayim Bialik Associated Press

Bialik, Jennings to co-host Jeopardy! through 2021

Former host and executive producer Mike Richards left the quiz show abruptly on Aug. 20 after offensive comments from podcast episodes resurfaced. While Sony Pictures Television planned to fill in with guest hosts, on Thursday the company announced actress Mayim Bialik and former contestant Ken Jennings would split host responsibilities through December.

What’s the plan? Bialik, who was originally hired as an interim host, will film episodes to air from Sept. 20 to Nov. 5. After that, she and Jennings, a consulting producer for the show and record holder for the longest winning streak, will take turns as their schedules allow. The network confirmed that they are still searching for a permanent host but did not announce further auditions.

Dig deeper: Read Collin Garbarino’s report in Muse on the future of Jeopardy!


Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a reporter for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College graduate. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.

@CarolinaLumetta

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I 'm glad Mayim Bialik got a spot as host.
But I can't watch a show that you have to answer with a question for the answer. Huh?
Good luck to both of them.