Jennings, Bialik to Split Hosting Duties on “Jeopardy!”

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Ken Jennings and actress Mayim Bialik. (AP Photo)

 

Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will now split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021.

Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the same week that episodes filmed by ousted host Mike Richards to begin the show’s 38th season are airing.

Richards, who also lost his role as “Jeopardy!” executive producer, was initially selected as Alex Trebek’s successor but left the show after past misogynistic and disparaging comments surfaced.

Bialik was tapped as interim host, and her episodes will air through Nov. 5. Sony says Bialik and Jennings, the record-holder for longest “Jeopardy!” winning streak, will share hosting duties based on their schedules after that date.

Both of them were guest hosts last season, filling in after the death of  Alex Trebek in November 2020.

“Jeopardy!” airs weekday afternoons at 4:30 on CBS 8, just before Alabama News Network at 5:00.

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