The long-running American quiz show “Jeopardy” is going through another hosting change as access Mayim Bialik will no longer be hosting the show. Bialik and “Jeopardy” both announced and confirmed the news on social media, with the pair parting ways on what seem to be amicable terms. Now, Ken Jennings will be the show’s sole host going forward.
In her statement on Instagram, Bialik made sure to thank fans of the hit show for supporting her and to mention that she is still a fan of the program despite her departure. There appear to be no hard feelings and an understanding from both sides that this move is best for the show and for the actress.
She wrote, “As the holiday break begins in Hollywood, I have some Jeopardy! news. Sony has informed me that I will no longer be hosting the syndicated version of Jeopardy! I am incredibly honored to have been nominated for a primetime Emmy for hosting this year and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the Jeopardy! family. For all of you who have supported me through this credible journey and to the fans, contestants, writers, staff and crew of America’s Favorite Quiz Show, thank you.”
The official account of “Jeopardy” also took to Instagram to post about the news in its typical blu background, white font style that has become iconic of the show’s question cards. With the news breaking, they assured fans that he show would go on and that America’s biggest trivia show is here to stay.
They wrote, “Mayim Bialik has announced she will no longer be hosting the syndicated version of Jeopardy! We made the decision to have one host for the syndicated show next season to maintain continuity for our viewers, and Ken Jennings will be the sole host for syndicated Jeopardy! We are truly grateful for all of Mayim’s contributions to Jeopardy! and we hope to continue to work with her on primetime specials.”
This news comes only a couple of months after The American Tribute wrote about a growing movement among fans of the show “Jeopardy!” who wanted to see Ken Jennings as the full-time host. When Bialik was initially announced to replace Jennings this summer, the show’s mentions of Twitter, now X, were largely negative, with plenty of fans saying that they would not be watching the show until Ken returned as host.
Later, a one-episode cameo from Jennings only made matters worse for Bialik, as fans realized that there may still be a tryout of sorts happening to determine the new, full-time host of the hit trivia show. And so, once again, the internet erupted, clamoring for Ken Jennings to win the role.
Now, with the decision having been made official by both accounts, we are patiently awaiting a response from Ken Jennings or a representative. However, even in the absence of his statement, it seems that the show will go on with Jennings at the helm in a move that will please fans all across the country.
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