Current “Jeopardy!” host Mayim Bialik is set to be named a permanent host of the long-running game show along with its other current host Ken Jennings, with an official announcement expected this week.
Bialik will host primetime editions of the show and the “Celebrity Jeopardy!” special edition, with Jennings also hosting to allow Bialik to continue to star in her Fox sitcom “Call Me Kat,” according to Variety.
The decision came after the show’s executive producer Michael Davies said that “Jeopardy!” would need several hosts as they created new versions of the game show.
“With all of our plans for ‘Jeopardy!’ — which is more ‘Jeopardy!,’ not less, more versions — we’re going to need multiple hosts to represent the entire audience, to represent the entire country, in order to take this franchise forward,” Davies said in June.
According to Yahoo News, Sony Pictures Entertainment has struck long-term deals with both Bialik, 46, and Jennings, 48, to share hosting duties on the syndicated show, which continues to be popular with audiences.
The show’s previous host, Alex Trebek, who helmed “Jeopardy!” for 37 seasons, died of cancer in November 2020.
Bialik has been a regular guest host since Trebek's death.