Mayim Bialik Will No Longer Be Hosting Jeopardy!

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik has reached the end of her stint as the host of Jeopardy! On December 15th, the 48-year-old alum of Big Bang Theory broke the news via an Instagram post. In the post, she stated that she had a bit of Jeopardy! news for her fans as Hollywood goes into break for the holidays. She then revealed that Sony told her that she would not be a host of the game show’s syndicated version.

Mayim Bialik Remains Grateful For The Opportunity

Mayim Bialik went on to write that she feels extremely honored to receive a primetime Emmy Nomination for her performance as a host for the game show. She also expressed her deep gratitude for being given the chance to be a member of the family of the game show. At the end of the message, she thanked the fans, crew, staff, writers, and contestants for their support through the “incredible journey”. She also referred to it as “America’s Favorite Quiz Show”.

Since the announcement, PEOPLE reported that her contract had not ended when Sony made the decision. Mayim Bialik signed on as a co-host following the death of Alex Trebek, the longtime host, near the end of 2020. At the beginning of 2021, Ken Jennings was announced as a co-host to Bialik, and that the two would share the duties periodically. Before she had received the co-host role, Bialik had talked about being interested in being the show’s permanent host during a 2022 interview.

In the interview, she stated that she would love to be the permanent host. Mayim Bialik also revealed that she had watched every season since she was only 13. It would have been an immense honor as well to be the show’s first permanent female host. Neither Jennings nor Bialik were the first choice as the permanent replacement host.