Sony Pictures Television introduced Wednesday that Jeopardy! govt producer Mike Richards will develop into host of the long-running every day syndicated program and actress Mayim Bialik will host primetime and spin-off specials.
“Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik have been named as the new hosts of Jeopardy!,” a press launch says. “Richards will kick off Season 38 as the full-time host of Jeopardy!’s long-running daily syndicated program. Bialik joins as the host of Jeopardy!’s primetime and spinoff series, including the upcoming all-new Jeopardy! National College Championship set to air on ABC next year, as the studio looks to extend the Jeopardy! franchise to new platforms. Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time winner Ken Jennings will return as consulting producer for the show.”
It’s famous that Richards will proceed to function govt producer of Jeopardy! in addition to Wheel of Fortune.
“We are thrilled to begin the next chapter of America’s Favorite Quiz Show with Mike hosting our daily show and Mayim hosting new versions of Jeopardy!,” mentioned Ravi Ahuja, Chairman of Global Television Studios and Corporate Development for Sony Pictures. “We took this determination extremely significantly. An amazing quantity of labor and deliberation has gone into it, maybe greater than has ever gone into the number of hosts for a present – deservedly so as a result of it’s Jeopardy! and we’re following the incomparable Alex Trebek.”
Ahuja said they knew they wanted to divide the hosting duties, and “it turned very clear that Mike and Mayim had been the plain selections” and are confident the pair “will keep on the legacy of this iconic present.”
Richards said he was “deeply honored” and “extremely humbled,” having worked with Trebek and being “lucky to witness his professionalism, depth and kindness up shut.”
Bialik mentioned she was “thrilled,” adding, “What began out with my 15-year-old repeating a rumor from Instagram that I ought to visitor host the present has was one of the thrilling and surreal alternatives of my life!”
Production on Season 38 begins in mid-August, with new episodes starting September 13.
Both Richards and Bialik were among the guest hosts filling in following the November death of Trebek from pancreatic cancer. Others included LeVar Burton, Aaron Rodgers, Ken Jennings, Robin Roberts, Savannah Guthrie and Katie Couric.
There has been buzz around Richards stepping into the role — and not the best kind. After it was reported he was in talks to be the permanent host, Jeopardy! watchers complained on social media saying he wasn’t nearly as good as among the different visitor hosts.
Then, allegations surfaced that Richards mistreated staff when he was at The Price Is Right within the 2010s. He denied the alleged being pregnant discrimination and office abuse, which he had been sued over, telling Jeopardy! workers that the allegations don’t “replicate the fact of who I’m or how we labored collectively.” He also insisted he “wouldn’t say something to disrespect anybody’s being pregnant and have all the time supported my colleagues on their parenting journeys.”
As for Bialik —who has had a protracted, profitable appearing profession starring in Blossom, Big Bang Theory and Call Me Cat, to call a number of —she shortly earned rave evaluations following her co-hosting debut.