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Sep 16, 2021, 7 tweets

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will host the remaining episodes of #Jeopardy for the rest of the year. The search for a final, permanent host is still ongoing.

Bialik will take over hosting duties for the first few weeks, and then she and Jennings will trade off as their schedules allow. The two of them will tape enough episodes to get “Jeopardy” through the end of the year.

The news comes after the hosting tenure of former “Jeopardy” executive producer Mike Richards, who was named host, then stepped down nine days later after insensitive comments he made resurfaced, along with two previous discrimination lawsuits.

Eleven days later, Richards was fired from the show, and the few episodes he filmed during that brief timespan began airing this week.

Alongside the initial announcement that Richards would host, Bialik was also named as the host of the show’s primetime specials and spinoff series. She was later recruited once again to fill in as the daytime “Jeopardy” host after Richards exited.

Michael Davies, executive producer on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” took over interim production duties from Richards, who was also fired from “Wheel of Fortune.”

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