Friday, May 24, 2024

Mayim Bialik Gets the Temporary “Jeopardy!” Host Job, Will Tape Three Weeks Right Away


From “Blossom” to “The Big Bang Theory” to “Jeopardy!”

Mayim Bialik has been chosen to tape three weeks as temporary host of the game show following the ouster of Mike Richards.

Bialik had already been tapped as host for specials and spin offs. It was thought that she didn’t have time to do regular hosting because she’s involved in the second season of her Fox sitcom, “Call Me Kat.”

But it looks like she worked it out. A week of “Jeopardy!” tapes in one day, so it’s three days work for Bialik equaling three weeks. And who knows? Maybe the two shows will complement each other and boost ratings for each.

Richards taped two weeks of shows before he was forced to step away, so those shows will run first, then Mayim’s shows will follow. “Jeopardy!” says there will be more guest hosts to come. Maybe they’ll give shots to Laura Coates and Alex Faust, as well.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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