‘Jeopardy!’ taps Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings to host rest of season

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Following the brief tenure of ousted host Mike Richards, “Jeopardy!” has selected Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings to host the rest of this season.

On Thursday, the popular game show made the announcement on social media.

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"Not sure if you’ve heard but @missmayim and @kenjennings are hosting me until the end of the year. Everyone on the staff is supralunar," the show announced on its official Twitter account alongside photos of Bialik and Jennings at the podium.

Early Thursday, TMZ reported that the “Big Bang Theory” alum and the fan-favorite former contestant-turned-producer were selected to stand behind the podium on the newly minted Alex Trebek Stage for the duration of the season.

According to the outlet, the show’s producers are still searching for a permanent host for next season to follow in the footsteps of beloved late host Alex Trebek, who passed away November 2020 after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.

In August, the show announced that Richards would host the daily syndicated series while Bialik would host primetime and spin-off specials of the quiz show.

Just over a week after the announcement, Richards stepped down as host following controversy surrounding contentious remarks about women he made on a podcast in the past.

Riichards went on to exit the show altogether when he resigned from his position as executive producer at the end of August, a post he held for two years.

Upon his exit, Richards implied the show would resume a rotating roster of celebrity guest hosts, which it did for several months this year while looking for a replacement for Trebek.

Five episodes that Richards previously filmed in August are airing this week.

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