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Mayim Bialik exits “Jeopardy!”  Hosts

Mayim Bialik exits “Jeopardy!” Hosts

Mayim Bialik, who received an Emmy nomination for her work on “Jeopardy!” Following the death of host Alex Trebek, she said on Friday that she would not return to the popular game show, leaving Ken Jennings as sole host.

Bialik began hosting “Jeopardy!” On a temporary basis in 2021, and permanently last year. She did not appear on the show or on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” branch during the past few months. In May, the entertainment news site Deadline reported She walked away from “Danger!” In solidarity with the Hollywood writers’ strike.

“Sony has informed me that I will no longer be hosting the syndicated version of Jeopardy!” Bialik he wrote on social media on Friday, in reference to the company producing the show. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Jeopardy! family.”

It did not mention the strike, which ended in the fall.

Sony confirmed Bialik’s departure in a separate statement, saying only that the decision to continue Jennings alone was made “to maintain continuity for our viewers.” The company thanked Bialik for her contributions and said it hoped to continue working with her on prime-time specials, without going into details.

The tremor in “Jeopardy!” He is the latest on a show that has struggled to find a replacement for Trebek following his death in November 2020. After a string of celebrity hosts, including LeVar Burton and Mehmet Oz, and a failed plan to have executive producer Mike Richards take over, Bialik filled in as interim host, splitting duties with Ken Jennings. , former champion.

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Bialik, Ph.D. She has a PhD in neuroscience and is best known for starring in TV show “The Big Bang Theory,” and made it clear when she took over as interim host in 2021 that she wanted the position to become permanent.

Some critics questioned its impartiality. Trebek has been celebrated for having a neutral, nonpartisan air, while Ms. Bialik has been outspoken on topics like vaccines.

But in July 2022, Bialik and Jennings were named Permanent shared hostsBoth were nominated this year For an Emmy Award For “Outstanding Game Show Host.”