Ken Jennings opens up about this Departure The long-running game show “Jeopardy!” co-hosted by Mayim Bialik.
“It caught me off guard because I loved working with my mom and I was going to miss her,” Jennings said. Interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on Monday.
“I can't speak to her decision-making process or her views on it,” he added.
A Report In a post on Bialik's Instagram page earlier this month, the actor and writer wrote that Sony, which produces the show, had informed him that it would no longer host a “syndicated version of Jeopardy.”
“I'm incredibly proud recommended I am so grateful for this year's hosting of a Primetime Emmy and the opportunity to be a part of Jeopardy! Family,” he wrote, adding his thanks to the audience and the show's staff for “this incredible journey.”
Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik
A Sony spokesperson told CNN in a statement at the time that Jennings would serve as the “sole host” of the quiz show, citing a desire to “maintain continuity for our audience” as the reason for the decision.
“We are truly grateful for all of Mayim's contributions to Jeopardy! and look forward to continuing to work with her on primetime specials,” the statement concluded.
Bialik and Jennings, former “Jeopardy!” The contestant initially started co-hosting the show in 2021 on a temporary basis following 2020 Death Longtime host Alex Trebekkin. Producers in July 2022 declared Both will be permanent hosts of the show.
Jennings, who worked as a fill-in host before landing the gig permanently, told THR that she feels “very lucky to be considered for the job as a non-broadcaster.”