August 12, 2022

‘Jeopardy!’ Boss Hopes to Identify Everlasting Host ‘Very, Very Quickly’

Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik have been sharing Jeopardy! internet hosting duties for the higher a part of a yr now. However a everlasting Jeopardy! host announcement might be coming quickly. On the Daytime Emmys on Friday, June 24, government producer Michael Davies stated the exhibits hopes to announce the everlasting host “very, very quickly,” including that extra variations of the beloved sport present are on the horizon.

Talking backstage, Davies teased that there might be not only one new host, however a number of. “We hope to have a internet hosting announcement very, very quickly,” he stated. “However with all of our plans for Jeopardy! — which is extra Jeopardy!, not much less, extra variations — we’re going to wish a number of hosts to signify the whole viewers, to signify the whole nation, to be able to take this franchise ahead.”

Simply final week, rumors circulated that Buzzy Cohen may be getting a everlasting place on the present when the favored former champion stated that he was engaged on a “secret challenge.”

In the meantime, present boss Davies additionally addressed the Mike Richards internet hosting controversy, calling that point interval after Richards was employed as host and swiftly fired for offensive previous feedback “the awkward months.”

“The scandal was, as we name it at Jeopardy!, ‘the awkward months,’” Davies stated, per Variety. “Nevertheless it confirmed the facility of our viewers and the way passionately our followers care about this system, which is simply so vital. What’s occurred over the course of the season — Matt Amodio, and Amy Schneider and Mattea [Roach] and Ryan [Long] — actually made us simply bear in mind how unimaginable the sport is. The celebrities of our present and Mayim [Bialik] and Ken [Jennings] have performed unimaginable job internet hosting.”

Jeopardy! gained Excellent Sport Present for the third yr in a row on the 2022 Daytime Emmys and has taken residence the highest honor seven instances within the final 10 years. The syndicated trivia present has additionally gained Excellent Sport Present greater than some other collection within the historical past of the class.

The late Alex Trebek, who died on November 8, 2020, gained Excellent Sport Present Host eight instances in his practically 37-year internet hosting stint, the final being a posthumous award in 2021. He additionally acquired a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2011.

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