(Left) Ken Jennings appears astatine the 2020 ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour successful Pasadena, Calif., connected Jan. 8, 2020. (Right) Actress Mayim Bialik appears astatine the 23rd yearly Critics' Choice Awards successful Santa Monica, Calif., connected Jan. 11, 2018. (AP Photo)
NEW YORK—Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings volition divided “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021.
Sony Pictures Television announced the program Thursday, the aforesaid week that episodes filmed by ousted big Mike Richards are airing.
Richards, who besides mislaid his relation arsenic “Jeopardy!” enforcement producer, was initially tapped arsenic Alex Trebek’s successor but near the amusement aft past misogynistic and disparaging comments surfaced.
Bialik was tapped arsenic interim host, and her episodes volition aerial done Nov. 5. After that, Sony says Jennings and Bialik volition stock hosting duties based connected their schedules done the extremity of the calendar year. No on-air auditions of different imaginable hosts were announced.
Jennings, the record-holder for longest “Jeopardy!” winning streak, is simply a consulting shaper connected the show. Bialik has already been chosen to big “Jeopardy!” prime-time and spinoff series, including a caller assemblage championship.
“Jeopardy!” utilized a bid of impermanent hosts, including Richards, for shows filmed aft Trebek’s death. The beloved big died past November of cancer.