Mayim Bialik to Host 'Jeopardy!'
Meet the Jeopardy's Latest Guest Host: Mayim Bialik Has Taken Over After the Departure of Show's Executive Producer!
Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik is all set to host Jeopardy prime-time special and spin-offs. Sony Pictures Television has confirmed the news to CBS News. She will host the program for at least the next three weeks. Mayim, 45, is best known for playing the titular character on NBC sitcom Blossom. Her other credits include The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Call Me Kat, and Match Game.
Bialik's appointment as the new guest host comes days after executive producer Mike Richards. He was originally chosen to replace late host Alex Trebek. After his past insensitive and sexist comments towards his female hosts on The Randumb Show resurfaced, Richards had to step down after massive outrage.
Bialik will host the show for the next three weeks at the least. Photo Source: LA Times
Sony chairman, Ravi Ahuja, in a statement, said, "Bialik has wonderful energy, an innate sense of the game, and an authentic curiosity that naturally represents the Jeopardy brand." The classic game show has spent months auditioning several stars as its new host after Trebek's death last year.
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The long list of candidates included Levar Burton and Ken Jennings. Sony further revealed, Bialik will tape three weeks' worth of episodes once the production continues this week. The show will announce more guest hosts, and the season continues.
Bialik is facing major backlash after her past questionable comments resurfaced.
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Where Richards was ousted because of his old comments, the show's new host is not without scandals of her own. Bialik's past scandals and comments have also come under intense scrutiny. The actress, in the past, has discussed many false and questionable views. Among many of her toxic comments, the actress's statement criticizing vaccination has become the focus.
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