After being named the host of the sport present’s primetime specials and spinoffs, Bialik will now fill in on the podium for Jeopardy! government producer Mike Richards. On Friday, Richards stepped down simply days into the job following the resurfacing of offensive feedback he made previously and office discrimination lawsuits he confronted at The Price is Right whereas he was a co-executive producer there.
“Sony Pictures Television confirms that Mayim Bialik will fill in as host of the Jeopardy! syndicated program this week,” Sony mentioned in a press release to Yahoo Entertainment. “She is currently scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes (15 episodes) when production resumes this week.”
(The present has historically taped 5 episodes in a single day.)
According to Sony’s assertion, extra visitor hosts shall be introduced.
Meanwhile, sources instructed the Hollywood Reporter that Bialik was the “top choice” to host the primary model of the present anyway, however she’s constrained by the schedule for the upcoming season of her sitcom, Call Me Kat. She was already dedicated to it when Jeopardy! was prepared to debate phrases. Yet the Big Bang Theory alum stays , particularly if her present is canceled or her schedule for a future season will be adjusted.
A supply tells Yahoo Entertainment of Bialik that “there’s definitely more than guest hosting that could potentially happen here.”
Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings is reportedly nonetheless being thought of to take over the position that the late Alex Trebek had for 36 years earlier than he died of pancreatic most cancers in November 2020.
CNN reported that the choice on a number shall be made by folks aside from Richards, particularly the chief government for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tony Vinciquerra, and the chairman of Global Television Studios, Ravi Ahuja.