Okayen Jennings and Mayim Bialik will briefly share internet hosting duties of Jeopardy!, serving as hosts for the present till the top of the yr as this system continues its seek for a everlasting substitute.
Bialik will host the entire episodes airing from Sept. 20 to Nov. 5, after which Bialik and Jennings will cut up internet hosting duties as their schedules enable for the rest of 2021, Sony Photos Leisure introduced Thursday. Jennings already served as an interim host for the present in November 2020, whereas Bialik was chosen to host a prime-time spinoff in August.
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“Unsure if you happen to’ve heard however Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings and are internet hosting me till the top of the yr,” the present posted on Twitter. “Everybody on the employees is supralunar.”
Bialik, an actress identified for her roles on The Large Bang Idea and Blossom who additionally holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience, served as a Jeopardy! visitor host for 2 weeks in Might and June, the place she was a “fan-favorite,” Sony mentioned.
Jennings went on to win 74 video games throughout his 2004 appearances on the present, an unprecedented streak price $2.52 million. He went on to compete in a number of particular Jeopardy! tournaments, together with the particular occasion Jeopardy! The Best of All Time, the place he defeated Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer. Jennings additionally joined the present as a consulting producer later that yr, the studio mentioned.
Jeopardy! continues to seek for a everlasting host following Alex Trebek’s demise in November 2020. This system initially introduced on Aug. 10 that Bialik and longtime government producer Mike Richards would cut up the internet hosting duties, however the latter stepped down days later after controversial feedback he made previously resurfaced. Although he was initially slated to stay as an government producer, Richards then left that function on Aug. 31 amid the fallout.