REPORT: Mayim Bialik And Ken Jennings To Become Permanent ‘Jeopardy!’ Hosts


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Sony Pictures Entertainment has reportedly entered into long-term deals to allow both Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings to split their time hosting the hit show “Jeopardy!”

Bialik will host primetime editions of the iconic show, as well as the episodes of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” expected to launch on ABC, Variety reported. Sony is reportedly looking to boost even more versions of the show, requiring more than one host, according to Variety.

“With all of our plans for ‘Jeopardy!’ — which is more ‘Jeopardy!,’ not less, more versions,” Jeopardy executive producer Michael Davis told Variety earlier this year, “We’re going to need multiple hosts to represent the entire audience, to represent the entire country, in order to take this franchise forward.”

Bialik was first announced as a co-host with former executive producer Mike Richards in 2021 before he resigned. Jennings was brought in to cover the rest of the season as a co-host with the “Big Bang Theory” star. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Shows Renewed For 2022, The Canceled, And An Epic Throwback Rebrand)

The shared responsibilities in hosting also mean that Bialik can continue filming her Fox series “Call Me Kat,” according to Variety. Sony is expected to make the official announcement as early as Wednesday, according to the Daily Mail. The next episode of the show will air on July 29th, the outlet noted.