Ken Jennings, Mayim Bialik to share ‘Jeopardy!’ hosting duties for rest of 2021
Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will share “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021, the popular quiz show announced Thursday.
Bialik will continue to serve as interim host for several weeks until Nov. 5 when she and Jennings will start splitting hosting duties through the end of the calendar year.
”Not sure if you’ve heard but @missmayim and @kenjennings are hosting me until the end of the year. Everyone on the staff is supralunar,” Jeopardy said in a tweet.
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 16, 2021
The ongoing shuffling of hosts follows controversy surrounding former executive producer Mike Richards, who stepped down from his new hosting role in August after past sexist comments resurfaced.
Jennings, who famously went on a 74-game winning streak in 2004, currently serves as a consulting producer for the show.
Bialik was recently hired to be the main host for prime-time specials and a new college championship spinoff series, according to The Associated Press.
“Jeopardy!” has seen a plethora of guest hosts since the death of longtime host Alex Trebek last November, including actor LeVar Burton, NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former “Today” show anchor Katie Couric.