Mayim Bialik Leaves JEOPARDY!

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Mayim Bialik Leaves JEOPARDY!

By Movieguide® Contributor 

Mayim Bialik has officially exited the long-running game show JEOPARDY!

“As the holiday break begins in Hollywood, I have some JEOPARDY! news,” she announced on Instagram.  “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,” she continued. “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 official JEOPARDY! Instagram page added, “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,” the post concluded.

“Bialik and Jennings were among the rotating guest hosts of the trivia game show following the death of longtime host Alex Trebek. The television personality, who hosted JEOPARDY! for a record-breaking 37 seasons, died in November 2020 at the age of 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer,” Fox News reported. 

Bialik previously exited the show temporarily due to the recent SAG-AFTRA strikes, while Ken Jennings chose to stay.

Movieguide® reported:

CELEBRITY JEOPARDY! host Mayim Bialik has decided to step down from her role to stand in solidarity with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes…

USA TODAY added that Bialik is a member of the SAG-AFTRA, which seemingly led to her decision.  

Although some actors, including Bialik, recorded parts of season 2 before the strike, Jennings hosted the remaining episodes, according to USA TODAY.

Bialik has been nominated for an “Outstanding Host For A Game Show” Emmy. The awards show will take place on Jan. 15, 2024.

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