Variety, citing an unnamed source “familiar with the matter,” reported that the game show’s producer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, would split duties between Bialik and Jennings on the syndicated quiz juggernaut, while keeping Bialik to host hourly edits. prime time and a new “Danger of Fame!” show scheduled on ABC.
Negotiations for Bialik hinged on her availability while she films another season of her Fox sitcom “Call Me Kat,” reported Deadline, which cited multiple sources when reporting that Bialik and Jennings would return next season.
TVLine also reported confirming the “Jeopardy!” move, but Sony Pictures Entertainment declined to comment.
Bialik, a “Big Bang Theory” alum, and Jennings, a “Jeopardy!” champion, eventually alternated as guest hosts this season after the former “Jeopardy!” brief stint of producer Mike Richards replacing Trebek. Richards quit in August 2021 when past racist and sexist comments he made on a podcast came to light.
This was preceded by a parade of guest hosts, including LeVar Burton, who campaigned hard for the permanent position.
According to a TVLine poll, 18% of viewers wanted Jennings and Bialik to continue as they are, while 54% preferred Jennings to get the gig for himself and 19% preferred to keep Bialik alone.