Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings is set to co-host alongside previously announced host Mayim Bialik for the rest of the year.
The trivia show announced the host addition in a tweet Thursday: “Not sure if you’ve heard but @missmayim and @kenjennings are hosting me until the end of the year. Everyone on the staff is supralunar.”
Not sure if you’ve heard but @missmayim and @kenjennings are hosting me until the end of the year. Everyone on the staff is supralunar. pic.twitter.com/mpYVpusQ7V
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 16, 2021
Bialik taped three weeks of shows starting in late August, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As previously reported, former Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards was named host of the show last month, but stepped down from the podium on Aug. 20, following an onslaught of public criticism that the selection process was rigged.
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Richards was then fired on Aug. 31 as executive producer of the show after past offensive comments about women on his podcast in 2013-2014 resurfaced, and two lawsuits from a previous job were unearthed.
There is still an ongoing search for a permanent host at the podium following Richards’ departure and the death of longtime host Alex Trebek in November of last year.
Bialik will be hosting next year’s primetime tournament Jeopardy! National College Championship on ABC. College students from the 15 colleges and universities that will be featured can apply online on the show’s website.