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Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings sign deals as Jeopardy! co-hosts

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“Jeopardy!” Ken Jennings (left) and Mayim Bialik signed a contract to become the co-sponsor of a popular game show.Associated Press

“Jeopardy!” When asked who will host the quiz show, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings have two answers.

Biarik and Jennings have been hosting rotations since Mike Richards ended the show in a dispute after a short tenure as a successor to the late Alex Trebek.

Executive Producer Michael Davis said in an announcement posted online Wednesday that the deal between Biarik and Jennings was “signed to host Jeopardy.” Move forward. “

“At Mayim and Ken, we have two outstanding hosts at the beginning of Jeopardy! We host our own fan base, new fans, and a career that connects with traditional Jeopardy! Viewers,” Davis said in a statement. Said in.

Jeopardy, the greatest “Jeopardy!” Champion and actor Biarik (“Call Me Kat”, “Big Bang Theory”) was one of the guest hosts he wrote after Trebeck died of cancer in 2020. Last summer, executive producer Richards.

At the same time, Biarik was given a role by “Jeopardy!”. Studio Sony as the host of the show’s prime time and spin-off series, including the new college championships. This was partly seen as an effort to appease fans who complained that guest host inheritance was like a promotional stunt and that the job was Richards’ job all the time.

However, Richards soon left the show after receiving reports of his past defenseless and offensive comments on the podcast. Jennings and Bialik intervened to share the hosting affairs, as the schedule allows.

Davis explained in detail how the job sharing plan works when the show starts a new season in September.

Jeopardy!’S Jennings Consulting Producer will start the season and host the Tournament of Champions with past winners such as Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, Mater Roach and Ryan Long. During that period, Biarik will host “Celebrity Geopardy”. At ABC in prime time.

“When she takes over from Ken in January, her current plan is to have her host some new tournaments and Jeopardy! Her commitment to the National College Championship and Call Me Kat is” Jeopardy! ” It will be possible with. Davis said.

“We know that you value consistency, so we don’t constantly flip-flop your hosts and keep you informed about your hosting schedule,” he said.

“Jeopardy!” Enjoyed amazing stability under Trebeck, who hosted the show for 37 seasons. Davis said Biarik and Jennings “love and respect the institution of this television show.”

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