Alex Trebeck left enormous footwear to fill, however two years after his demise, 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 in accordance with a supply accustomed to the matter, the quiz present’s two-host format will assist this system develop spinoffs. Bialik is predicted to host primetime editions of the present, in addition to the brand new Movie star 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 wish a number of hosts to signify your entire viewers, to signify your entire nation, to be able to take this franchise ahead,” govt producer Michael Davies instructed Selection in June.
Various 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 Fireplace, subsequently conflating one of many twenty first century’s most critically acclaimed acts with one in every of its most maligned.