Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik is updating her social media followers on her health after testing positive for COVID-19. The star announced her diagnosis via her official Instagram account on Monday and then directed people to the Instagram account for her Bialik Breakdown podcast, where she offered more details on her symptoms. Bialik wrote in her caption that she is both vaccinated and boosted.
Who will be the next host of Jeopardy? For regular viewers of the long-running quiz show, buzzing in to guess Mayim Bialik or Ken Jennings — who have been alternating as emcee following Alex Trebek’s death — would seem like the correct response. But in reality, it’s still unclear who will lead the show beyond this year. There’s no word yet on whether a new hosting contender might be considered, or if a choice will be made between Jennings and Bialik.
Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, who have been sharing hosting duties for season 38 following the Mike Richards debacle, will continue to serve in the same capacity into 2022. Producers Sony Pictures Television said Wednesday that the duo will remain hosts through the end of the syndicated game show’s current 38th season, which ends July 29. Michael Davies, who has been serving as interim showrunner after Richards was fired after selecting himself as the replacement host for the late Alex Trebek, will also continue through season’s end.
Mayim Bialik will begin her job as host of Jeopardy primetime specials in the new year with the premiere of Jeopardy National College Championship on ABC, the broadcast network said Thursday. The event will kick off Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8/7c on ABC. Jeopardy National College Championship is a “multiconsecutive-night event that features 36 students from 36 colleges and universities from across the country, battling head-to-head for nine days of intense competition,” per its official description.
Alex Trebek projected impartiality. Bialik has questioned vaccines, endorsed a disputed brain supplement and weighed in on hot-button issues.
Besides starting production on a new season of Fox’s sitcom Call Me Kat, Bialik was recalled to duty as a Jeopardy guest host — the result of the quiz show’s publicly messy effort to replace the late Alex Trebek. While Bialik didn’t speculate on whether she might ultimately be Sony’s pick, she said she considers herself part of the show’s “family” and was glad to help out on the syndicated show around the season-two taping of Call Me Kat.
Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split Jeopardy hosting duties for the remainder of 2021.
Mayim Bialik will be the first guest host of Jeopardy now that Mike Richards has stepped down. The Big Bang Theory alum is scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes (so, 15 episodes) when production on the syndicated daytime hit resumes this week. Additional guest hosts are expected to be announced in wake of Richards leaving the hosting podium just one week after being announced for the position by Sony Pictures Television.
The search for new permanent host of Jeopardy is officially over. The show’s executive producer Mike Richards has been named the new permanent host of the the venerable syndicated game show,, succeeding the late Alex Trebek. Additionally, Sony Pictures Television announced that The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik will host Jeopardy’s primetime and spinoff series, including the upcoming Jeopardy National College Championship set to air on ABC next year.
The show announced Wednesday that Katie Couric, the journalist and former Today host, will become the first woman ever to host the show. Others on tap are Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and journalist Bill Whitaker.
The Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik are teaming up again on a new comedy that’s in the works at Fox. The project, which has been given a series commitment at the network, is titled Carla, and is an adaptation of the BBC series Miranda from creator Miranda Hart. Parsons and Bialik will executive produce, with Bialik attached to star.