Alex Trebeck left big footwear to fill, however two years after his loss of life, it appears like Sony has lastly discovered a brand new Jeopardy! host — or, relatively, hosts. Per Selection, interim hosts Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will keep on the sport present completely.
Bialik and Jennings have been splitting internet hosting duties on Jeopardy! since final September, and based on a supply accustomed to the matter, the quiz present’s two-host format will assist this system develop spinoffs. Bialik is anticipated to host primetime editions of the present, in addition to the brand new Superstar Jeopardy! within the works at ABC.
“With all of our plans for Jeopardy! — which is extra Jeopardy!, not much less, extra variations — we’re going to want a number of hosts to symbolize your entire viewers, to symbolize your entire nation, with the intention to take this franchise ahead,” govt producer Michael Davies instructed Selection in June.
Quite a few stars, from LeVar Burton to Katie Couric, have taken a stab at internet hosting Jeopardy! in recent times. Final August, the sequence named govt producer Mike Richards as its official everlasting host, however unearthed offensive feedback he made on a 2013 podcast contributed to his ousting.
Exterior of the sport present sphere, Bialik additionally presently stars on the FOX sitcom Name Me Kat. In the meantime, in additional lighthearted Jeopardy! information, a contestant again in January confused Nickelback with Arcade Hearth, subsequently conflating one of many twenty first century’s most critically acclaimed acts with one in every of its most maligned.