It’s exhausting to imagine that the Jeopardy! has but to call a everlasting host.
Following Alex Trebek’s death in 2020, the sequence employed short-term hosts as questions mounted about who would develop into the face of the sequence long-term.
Executive Producer Mike Richards was named permanent host a yr in the past, solely to depart shortly after following unearthed anti-Semitic, misogynistic, and racist jokes got here to the forefront.
During the Daytime Emmys, fellow EP Mike Davies spoke to press and mentioned that “we hope to have a hosting announcement very, very soon,” in accordance to Variety.
“But with all of our plans for Jeopardy! — which is more Jeopardy!, not less, more versions — we’re going to need multiple hosts to represent the entire audience,” Davies added, “to represent the entire country, in order to take this franchise forward.”
Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings have successfully been sharing internet hosting duties on the day by day model, with Bialik additionally internet hosting primetime editions on ABC.
As a outcome, many assume both of these two might be named everlasting hosts of the sequence, however there’s additionally a chance that another person may emerge with the coveted job in the long run.
Buzzy Cohen just lately advised that one other identify could possibly be within the working, that means that each one we will do is speculate at this stage.
ABC appears intent on making the franchise greater, probably calling for multiple host throughout the assorted initiatives.
It’s exhausting to think about Bialik turning into the everlasting host, on condition that her FOX comedy sequence, Call Me Kat, has been upgraded to a fall slot as an alternative of midseason.
This means the present will probably be placing out much more episodes than its first two seasons, making it tough to look as a lot on Jeopardy.
The franchise stays a precedence as a result of it instructions sturdy scores. It had simply received Outstanding Game Show on the Daytime Emmys forward of the feedback from Davies in regards to the future host.
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