Ken Jennings to host 'Jeopardy!' solo as writers strike continues

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Ken Jennings will be hosting each episode of “Jeopardy!” this season, its 40th, as it returns Sept. 11.

Deadline reports Jennings will be handling the new season himself instead of switching off with Mayim Bialik. The two have done so since Sept. 2021. Jennings will also take over all the hosting duties for “Celebrity Jeopardy!” Bialik previously hosted the primetime events for the game show.

Bialik walked away from “Jeopardy!” production in May in solidarity with striking writers, as the WGA strike began.

Because of the WGA writers strike, season 40 of the show will run a bit differently.

As there are no writers to come up with new questions for each episode, the show’s executive producer/showrunner Michael Davies has said questions will be a mix of ones writers made before the strike and questions already used in previous shows.

“Jeopardy!” champion James Holzhauer has recently criticized the show’s decision to continue running without writers.

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