The Future of the Jeopardy! Hosting Gig Revealed
What is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”
Bialik took on the gig after the abrupt exit of Mike Richards in August 2021, who had been named the permanent replacement of long-time host Alex Trebek. Bialik was previously named the host of Jeopardy!‘s primetime and spinoff series, including Jeopardy! National College Championship.
Jennings later joined in November 2021, and he and Bialik have been trading spots behind the hosting lectern ever since.
According to the outlet, Bialik’s “negotiations had focused largely on availability as the new season of her Fox series Call Me Kat is set to produce more episodes next season.” The 18-episode second season of the sitcom aired its finale in May.
Jeopardy! executive producer Michael Davies recently teased that this plan had been in the works for a while.