Monday, April 22, 2024

Sony Bounces Mayim Bialik from “Jeopardy,” Soap Actress Krista Allen from “Bold and the Beautiful”


Different parts of Sony TV are busy cleaning house before the new year.

Mayim Bialik says on social media that Sony has dumped her from syndicated “Jeopardy.”

The “Big Bang Theory” actress was very smart, really knew her stuff, and was very personable. But hardcore “Jeopardy” fans were never accepting of a female host. Ken Jennings now continues as lord of the board.

Also, Sony: actress Krista Allen was a fan favorite on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” in her two years there. (Sony distributes the show and is involved in the production.) She was even nominated for a Daytime Emmy, which she could get this very evening. She was that good. Now, after being off the show for some time, she says she’s been let go. I don’t know how these soap actors can take the tension of never knowing when you’ll be fired or re-hired. It’s a bizarre game that offers no consistency unless you’re a gold dipped star like Deidre Hall. Otherwise, when your character starts coughing, you get the want ads.

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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