Mayim Bialik says she was let go from hosting ‘Jeopardy!’: ‘I am deeply grateful’


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Mayim Bialik revealed on her social media account Friday that she will no longer be hosting the game show.

“As the holiday break begins in Hollywood, I have some Jeopardy! news,” the “Big Bang Theory” actress wrote on Instagram. “Sony has informed me that I will no longer be hosting the syndicated version of Jeopardy!”

“I am incredibly honored to have been nominated for a primetime Emmy for hosting this year,” she continued, “and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the ‘Jeopardy!’ family.”

The 48-year-old concluded her post by thanking her supporters.

“For all of you who have supported me through this incredible journey and to the fans, contestants, writers, staff and crew of America’s Favorite Quiz Show,” she concluded, “thank you.”


The "Blossom" star began co-hosting the show with former Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings in September 2021,
The “Blossom” star began co-hosting the show with former “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings in September 2021. Jeopardy/Youtube

The “Blossom” star began co-hosting the show with former “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings in September 2021, after Alex Trebek, who began hosting the show in 1984, died in November 2020 after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 after hosting the show for nearly 37 seasons.

Bialik and Jennings were made the permanent hosts of Jeopardy! to the dismay of some fans in the summer of 2023.  Both earned Emmy Award nominations for outstanding host of a game show this year alongside “Password” host Keke Palmer, “Family Feud” frontman Steve Harvey and “Wheel of Fortune” mainstay Pat Sajak.

Bialik often gained the ire of die-hard “Jeopardy!” watchers after several of them accused her of being inconsistent with the syndicated show’s rules.

In August 2023, it was announced that Jennings would take over Bialik’s “Celebrity Jeopardy!” hosting duties.


Mayim Bialik revealed on her social media account Friday that she will no longer be hosting the game show.
Mayim Bialik revealed on her social media account Friday that she will no longer be hosting the game show. Instagram/@missmayim

In April 2022, Bialik reflected on the privilege of being a female host of a game show in a field dominated by men, such as Sajak, Harvey and Drew Carey.

“I’m part of an also, like, an iconic thing that people have a lot of opinions about,” she told ET.  “Every detail, they’re very invested. And also, you know, I think it’s OK to say there aren’t a lot of females in this kind of position and so I think we’re all learning, you know, the different ways we look at women or think about — you know, it’s not like it’s rocket science. Like, this is all stuff that we’ve been reckoning with for thousands of years.” 

Despite being a star on a sitcom when she was only 15 years old, Bialik admits that “Jeopardy!” truly made her a household name.

“It’s changed my life in enormous ways,” she added. “You know, my recognizability and kind of familiarity that people feel with me is a lot more, especially with, like, a nightly show like that, when you’re on a show that’s always in people’s living rooms or wherever they choose to watch.”  





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