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December 16th, 2023 under Jeopardy, Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik woke up excited to go to the Daytime Emmys because she was nominated for being a host of Jeopardy, but she got some bad news before she hit the red carpet.

“As the holiday break begins in Hollywood, I have some Jeopardy! news,” she wrote. “Sony has informed me that I will no longer be hosting the syndicated version of Jeopardy! I am incredibly honored to have been nominated for a primetime Emmy for hosting this year and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the Jeopardy! family.

“For all of you who have supported me through this incredible journey and to the fans, contestants, writers, staff and crew of America’s Favorite Quiz Show, thank you.”

The actress opted not to work on the game show while both strikes were going on, even though she was cleared to do so after the WGA strike ended.

Now that the strikes are over, she was ready to go back to work. But I think people realized that Ken Jennings is a much better host and so much more likable than she is.

Seriously, does Jeopardy need two hosts? I don’t think so, and it appears neither did Sony.

Don’t worry about Bialik. She will be fine. She gets Big Bang Theory residual money.

UPDATE: Jeopardy responded to Bialik’s firing. To see what the game show said, then

Jeopardy wrote, “Mayim Bialik has announced she will no longer be hosting the syndicated version of Jeopardy!. We made the decision to have one host for the syndicated show next season to maintain continuity for our viewers, and Ken Jennings will be the sole host for syndicated Jeopardy!. We are truly grateful for all of Mayim’s contributions to Jeopardy!, and we hope to continue to work with her on primetime specials.”

Who do you want to host the primetime specials, Bialik or Jennings?


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