The hosts of Jeopardy!, Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik, will become the official hosts of the show after filling the roles temporarily after the 2020 death of former longtime host, Alex Trebek.
While announcing the development, Michael Davies, the 0045ecutive Producer of the show said: “In Mayim and Ken, we have two outstanding hosts at the beginning of their Jeopardy! hosting careers who connect with their own unique fanbases, new fans, and the traditional Jeopardy! Viewer.”
He said in the last year, the number of viewers has gone up, with over 27 million people watching each week.
Jennings will host the show from September until December while Bialik will take over as host in January by hosting Celebrity Jeopardy! and the Jeopardy! National College Championship. Davies said the hosting duties of Jennings will be balanced with his acting duties on the FOX show Call Me Kat.
Davies said: “Mayim and Ken are both extraordinarily talented and simply lovely humans. They support the staff and each other. They love and respect this institution of a television program. In return, the staff and I are honored to work alongside them.”
Trebek became the host of the game show in 1984.
After the death of Trebek the show started weeks of guest hosts, which included Bialik, Jennings, and other household names like LeVar Burton, Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper.
Last August, Jeopardy! announced that former Executive Producer, Mike Richards, would split hosting duties with Bialik. Days after The Ringer reported on past offensive comments Richards made on a podcast, he stepped down as host. He was later fired as executive producer and Davies became his successor.
After Richards was fired, Bialik and Jennings were named co-hosts till the end of season 38, which was rounded off in late 2021.
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