When is Mayim Bialik hosting Jeopardy?

THE Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik will take over the podium of Jeopardy! moving forward.

After the tragic death of longtime host Alex Trebek, who passed away from stage four pancreatic cancer on November 8, 2020, Bialik is tasked with hosting specials.

When did Mayim Bialik host Jeopardy?

Bialik, known for her award-winning role as Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, hosted Jeopardy! from May 31 till June 11.

Currently, Bialik is starring in “Call Me Kat” on Fox, which she also executive produces.

Before her hosting duties, the actress spoke about how anxious she was about her role.

“There’s a lot of responsibility that falls on the host,” Bialik, 45, told People.

“I think also there’s a lot of iconic pressure. When I was looking over some of the scripts, I was thinking, how would Alex [Trebek] say this? And that’s probably not who I’m expected to be, Alex Trebek, but in my head, I am Alex Trebek — that’s who I want to be.”

“It’s funny, because there are different kinds of smart. Jeopardy! smart is a category that I’m not really,” she says.

“I have a specific group of knowledge that I can handle, but I think every single time, if I was a contestant, I would forget to phrase the answer as a question,” she went on to explain.

“I’ve been an answer, I think two or three times, which is crazy,” she said.

She said stepping up to the podium will be one of the highlights of her career.

“I’ve been saying it’s really one of the most iconic things I think that I’m ever going to do in my career,” Bialik adds.

“It’s going to feel like Forrest Gump, like I’ve been inserted into the Jeopardy! set.”

Who are the permanent hosts of Jeopardy!?

Season 37 of Jeopardy! was filled with multiple guest-hosts while the producers searched for a replacement for the late Trebek.

Following the conclusion of the latest season, the producers have chosen who will take over the podium on the historic game show.

Instead of just settling on one new host, the producers have chosen Mike Richards and Bialik to take over – both of whom were seen guest-hosting during season 37.

Executive producer, Richards, was slated to host while actress Bialik will take over for primetime and spin-off specials.

However, Richards resigned last week after fans slammed him for his past “misogynistic” comments. He made the announcement in a memo to the staff. He is reportedly staying on as the show’s executive producer.

On Monday, August 23, Bialik has been slated as a temporary host for the game show following Richards’ exit.

Bialik has been scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes when production resumes this week for a total of 15 episodes, Variety has revealed.

According to Sony Pictures Television, more guest hosts will be announced at a later date.

Mayim Bialik hosted Jeopardy! from May 31 till June 11


Mayim Bialik hosted Jeopardy! from May 31 till June 11Credit: Jeopardy

After Richards was chosen as the lead host for Jeopardy, the network shared that Bialik would be stepping in for several “prime-time” specials.

The first ABC special that Mayim will reportedly host has been tentatively titled Jeopardy! National College Championship.

How can I watch Jeopardy!?

There are currently two episodes left in season 37 of Jeopardy!.

New episodes of the classic game show air weekdays at 7pm on ABC.

Previous seasons are available to stream on Netflix with a subscription.

Season 38 is slated to kick off the week of September 13.

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