Jeopardy’s! hosting spot has been the subject of much controversy since the passing of Alex Trebek in 2020, and the subsequent fall of Mike Richards, who was reported as Alex Trebek’s replacement and quickly lost the gig. Mike Richards ventured down as the new Jeopardy! host after past misogynistic, racist and prejudiced jokes made by the executive producer became exposed. Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will be taking over the hosting duties, with Jeopardy! creator Sony said at the time that the final hosting choice would be reported sometime in the future.
Presently, with the show finishing season 38 toward the end of July (and season 39 coming in the fall), the hosts for the following next set of episodes have at long last been announced. Jeopardy! would be staying with its two-host equation. As per sources, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings are finalizing deals to keep on sharing hosting duties on the venerable syndicated game show’s Season 39. A source for Sony Pictures TV, which produces the game show Jeopardy! wouldn’t comment on the speculation around the show and its hosting situation.
Who Is Hosting The Season 39 Of Jeopardy
Following a year brimming with controversy and headlines, Sony is wanting to calm the waters by keeping the game show hosts. Former Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings and The Big Bang Theory entertainer Mayim Bialik will co-host the game show when it gets back to screens in September.
Deadline revealed Monday that the pair were finalizing deals to get back to the series. The main talks with Mayim Bialik were over her accessibility, as she is likewise the lead star of the Fox sitcom Call Me Kat.
Mayim Bialik according to the outlet, will co-have the show with Ken Jennings and she will also host Celebrity Jeopardy! at the point when it airs next season on ABC. As for the flagship version of the show, Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will keep on dividing blocks of episodes as they have in the current season.
Jeopardy! as of late landed its third consecutive Outstanding Game Show Daytime Emmy Award. The explanation that the show has kept two hosts rather than one is that Sony has plans to make more versions of Jeopardy!, as per Variety. The show’s producer Michael Davies told the outlet that ‘With all of our plans for Jeopardy! which is all more Jeopardy!, not less, more versions, we will require numerous hosts to address the whole crowd, to address the whole country, to take this franchise forward.’
Earlier in July, the Jeopardy! Twitter account sparked speculations among fans about when the following host would be reported when they tweeted that tickets were being released for the filming of season 39 of Jeopardy!.
Ken Jennings retweeted, adding: ‘No one would be more satisfied with this than Alex himself. He was a natural showman (as any individual who at any point saw a Jeopardy! taping can bear witness to) and was never quite as happy doing the crowd-less shows of the pandemic period. We’re back, Alex!’. Episodes of Jeopardy! season 39 will begin broadcasting on 12th September 2022.