10:21 AM PT — Mayim’s confirmed her new gig. “The Big Bang Theory” star says she’s, “Really really honored and astounded and excited for this – it’s beyond anything I ever imagined could happen.”
“Jeopardy!” has a surprising 2-part answer for who will permanently replace the legendary Alex Trebek for hosting duties — Mike Richards, as expected … AND Mayim Bialik!!!
The iconic game show announced Wednesday morning it will have 2 hosts for the first time in its long history … Richards, Executive Producer of the show, will handle the daily duties of the syndicated program, while Bialik will host “Jeopardy!” primetime and spin-off specials.
Daily Beast first broke the news.
As we reported … Richards was revealed to be the frontrunner recently after guest-hosting in February and crushing it. He’s also hosted other game shows before — “Divided” and “The Pyramid” for Sony Pictures’ GSN cabler — and has produced more than 4,000 hours of game shows.
Bialik was one of several celeb guest hosts who filled in this year — along with Ken Jennings, Aaron Rodgers, LeVar Burton, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos and many others — after the final Alex Trebek episodes aired.
Trebek was the “Jeopardy!” host for 36 years before he died, but it looks like the new era is officially set to begin … or new eras, we should say.