Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings to Split `Jeopardy!' Hosting for Rest of Season

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CULVER CITY (CNS) - Actress Mayim Bialik and show champion Ken Jennings will continue to split ``Jeopardy!'' hosting duties for the rest of the show's 38th season, producers announced today.

Michael Davies will also remain as the iconic quiz show's executive producer.

``We're so pleased to have such an excellent and experienced team in front of and behind the camera as we head into 2022!'' producers said.

The show's 38th season concludes on July 29.

``Jeopardy!'' has experienced a tumultuous time as it searches for a full-time replacement for the late Alex Trebek, who died on Nov. 8, 2020.

Bialik had previously been named the show's interim host following the departure of Mike Richards, who stepped down from the permanent host role following revelations about inappropriate comments he made on podcasts several years ago. Richards was subsequently fired as executive producer of ``Jeopardy!'' and ``Wheel of Fortune.''

Bialik was originally hired along with Richards, with ``The Big Bang Theory'' actress slated to host prime-time and spin-off specials of ``Jeopardy!'' while Richards handled daily hosting duties. Bialik was among a rotating cast of guests hosts who kept the show going as producers tried to fill the role held by Trebek since its syndicated revival began in 1984.

Jennings enjoyed an unprecedented 74-game victory streak on ``Jeopardy'' in 2004, and has appeared in several special ``Jeopardy!'' tournaments. He joined the show's staff as a consulting producer in 2020.

Producers had announced in September that Bialik and Jennings would split hosting duties ``as their schedules allow'' though the end of 2021.

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