Bialik and Jennings will share host duties going forward.
Following the death of beloved Jeopardy! host and television personality Alex Trebek in 2020, the producers of the show began a long-term search for a new host. The search spanned nearly the entirety of 2021, bringing on numerous guest hosts on a trial basis. After a lengthy period of misfires and a handful of controversies, Jeopardy! has finally settled on its permanent host. Or hosts, rather.
The producers of Jeopardy! announced today that two of the guest hosts, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, have been chosen to host the show on a permanent basis. Jennings will act as the host for the new season starting this September while Bialik will host Celebrity Jeopardy!, followed by a switch to the main show starting in January.
“I write today with the exciting news that we have closed and signed deals with Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings to be the hosts of Jeopardy! moving forward,” executive producer Michael Davies announced in a statement Wednesday on the show’s website. “In Mayim and Ken, we have two outstanding hosts at the beginning of their Jeopardy! hosting careers who connect with their own unique fanbases, new fans, and the traditional Jeopardy! viewer.”
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“Mayim and Ken are both extraordinarily talented and simply lovely humans. They support the staff and each other. They love and respect this institution of a television program. In return, the staff and I are honored to work alongside them.”