APB’s Mayim Bialik & Ken Jennings Named Co-hosts of "Jeopardy!" Through End of Year
17 Sep 2021
Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that APB speakers Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will share hosting duties for the syndicated quiz show Jeopardy! through the end of the year. Bialik and Jennings each took a turn guest-hosting the show after the death of Alex Trebek in November 2020. Bialik was then named host of Jeopardy!’s primetime specials and spinoffs. Both Bialik and Jennings proved to be fan favorites.
According to the announcement from Sony, Bialik will serve as the host for several weeks of episodes, from Sept. 20 through Nov. 5. After that, Bialik and Jennings, who is a consulting producer for the show, will split hosting duties as their schedules allow through the end of the calendar year.
An award-winning actress and neuroscientist, Bialik starred in the hit CBS comedy, The Big Bang Theory. She first found fame in the 1990’s sitcom Blossom, where she played the lead character. An acclaimed author, Bialik has written two #1 New York Times bestsellers, Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, and Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant. She has also written a parenting book, Beyond the Sling, and a cookbook, Mayim’s Vegan Table. Following the end Blossom, Bialik left acting for 12 years to earn a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA.
A former Utah software engineer, Jennings rose to fame in 2004 when he spent six months as a contestant on Jeopardy! His 75-game streak and $2.52 million in winnings are still Jeopardy! records today. In 2020, he was named the show's "Greatest of All Time" after winning a primetime tournament against legendary champs James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter, and earned an additional $1 million.