To kick off its 39th season, which begins taping in early August and premieres in September, “Jeopardy!” confirmed on Wednesday that Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik would continue to serve as the show’s permanent presenters.
While Bialik will host additional tournaments including a new “Celebrity Jeopardy” series airing on ABC on Sundays this fall, Jennings will host episodes of the syndicated quiz show airing until December.
We always knew we would need several hosts for the franchise and we are just so pleased that Mayim and Ken stepped in.
And stepped up to put the show in a position to prosper,” said executive producer Michael Davies in the announcement.
Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik Will Become The New Official Host of Jeopardy
When longtime Jeopardy! presenter Alex Trebek passes away in 2020, Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will officially replace him in the hosting positions.
“To kick out their Jeopardy! runs, Mayim and Ken are two of the best hosts in the business. Celebrity hosts who cultivate followings.
Beyond Jeopardycore !’s demographic “Showrunner Michael Davies made the announcement on Wednesday.
Davies claims that viewership has increased to more than 27 million viewers weekly over the past year.
Jennings will serve as host from September to December, during which time the inaugural Second Chance competition and the Tournament of Champions will be held.
Celebrity Jeopardy! and the Jeopardy! National Collegiate Championship will both be hosted by Bialik beginning in the new year.
Davies promised that her acting responsibilities on the FOX sitcom Call Me Kat wouldn’t interfere with her hosting duties.
Actress Mayim Bialik, whose sitcom “Call Me Kat” will be back on Fox this fall, was one of the celebrities who auditioned for the host position in 2017.
The original reason she was hired was because of her ability to host both main and offshoot programmes. Mr. Jennings holds several all-time records for “Jeopardy!” victories.
The show’s 38th season, which concludes this week, settled into a pattern with Ms. Bialik and Mr. Jennings taking turns at the microphone in shifts of around 10 or more episodes at a period.