Mayim Bialik Named Temporary Jeopardy! Host After Mike Richards Exit

Posted: 08/24/2021 in Screen Rant Articles


In the wake of Mike Richards vacating the Jeopardy! host position, Mayim Bialik will be filling in for the time being. Finding a permanent replacement for the beloved Alex Trebek has proven even more difficult than the producers of Jeopardy! originally had planned. And with fans keeping a keen eye on the proceedings, the pressure is truly on.

Trebek hosted Jeopardy! for 37 seasons before his untimely passing due to pancreatic cancer. Following his passing, the show tested a number of temporary hosts in 2021 to find a replacement. The guest hosts included Bialik, former champion Ken Jennings, news anchor Savannah Guthrie, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, beloved star LeVar Burton, and also Mike Richards, the current Executive Producer of the series. Richards was ultimately chosen, with fans convinced he used his EP power to influence the choice.

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