Jeopardy is nearer than ever to naming a everlasting successor to late host Alex Trebek. After a bungled try at changing Trebek with former government producer Mike Richards — who was ousted after 9 days within the job when his unsavory past caught up with him — creators behind the sport present are getting ready to reveal their new, new hosts.

Michael Davies, Jeopardy government producer, stated backstage on the Daytime Emmys that this system is planning a internet hosting announcement “very, very quickly.” Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik and Jeopardy alum Ken Jennings have been splitting internet hosting duties since Richards’ departure.

“The scandal was, as we name it at Jeopardy!, ‘the awkward months,’” Davies stated, per Variety, referring to Richards’ tumultuous flip as host. “But it confirmed the ability of our viewers and the way passionately our followers care about this system, which is simply so necessary.

“What’s occurred over the course of the season — Matt Amodio, and Amy Schneider and Mattea [Roach] and Ryan [Long] — actually made us simply keep in mind how unimaginable the sport is,” he continued, itemizing various Jeopardy‘s latest winners. “The stars of our present and Mayim [Bialik] and Ken [Jennings] have accomplished unimaginable job internet hosting.”

Davies added, “We hope to have a internet hosting announcement very, very quickly,” however didn’t title a particular date for the large information. “But with all of our plans for Jeopardy! — which is extra Jeopardy!, not much less, extra variations —we’re going to want a number of hosts to symbolize your entire viewers, to symbolize your entire nation, so as to take this franchise ahead.”

Jeopardy has been and not using a everlasting host for over a 12 months now — excluding Richards’ transient tenure. After past derogatory comments he made about girls, Jewish individuals and others have been revealed, Richards stepped down from Jeopardy. Before Richards was chosen as host, the present tried out various celebrities in Trebek’s place, tapping stars like Aaron Rodgers, LeVar Burton and Katie Couric for rotating visitor host roles.

Trebek, who hosted Jeopardy for many years, died in November 2020 age age 80 after a battle with most cancers. He hosted the present from 1984 up till his dying.

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