Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind Jeopardy!, announced today that two guest hosts will see the beloved quiz show institution through to the end of the calendar year, following the ousting of the former executive producer and the show’s (poor) choice to replace Alex Trebek, Mike Richards.
Former guest host Mayim Bialik, who has already secured a job hosting primetime Jeopardy! specials, will begin her next guest hosting stint on September 20 and end it the first week of November, for seven weeks total. Ken Jennings, the undisputed Jeopardy! Goat, will then take over through December.
Though Sony previously claimed that it would restart the guest hosting “audition” process that saw Jennings, Bialik, Richards, and nearly a dozen other contestants try their hands at replacing the departed Trebek, it now seems possible that it will just try to