Sony Pictures Television confirmed reviews on Wednesday that producer Mike Richards will take over as everlasting host of Jeopardy. However, on a shocking word, Sony added that Richards gained’t be the one host filling the void Alex Trebek left.
Jeopardy additionally says that actress Mayim Bialik will host the present’s primetime and spinoff sequence, whereas Richards handles the present’s every day syndication. Bialik’s episodes will embrace the Jeopardy! National College Championship.
“We took this decision incredibly seriously. A tremendous amount of work and deliberation has gone into it, perhaps more than has ever gone into the selection of hosts for a show – deservedly so because it’s Jeopardy! and we are following the incomparable Alex Trebek,” mentioned Ravi Ahuja, Sony Pictures Chairman of Global Television Studios and Corporate Development.
“A senior group of Sony Pictures Television executives pored over footage from every episode, reviewed research from multiple panels and focus groups, and got valuable input from our key partners and ‘Jeopardy!’ viewers.”
Bialik is finest often known as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.
Though I doubt Sony modified its thoughts from every week in the past, the addition of Bialik cools down the criticism. Media writers and Twitter customers had a match final week once they realized Sony chosen Richards to take over internet hosting duties. Whether it was as a result of Richards works behind the scenes or is a white male — the critics cried for a least three days over the information. They at the moment are pleased with this transfer.
For what it’s price, Ahuja mentioned the plan all alongside was to divide the spots up with two totally different hosts.
“We knew early on that we wanted to divide the hosting responsibilities and it became very clear that Mike and Mayim were the undeniable choices,” Ahuja states. “They were both at the top of our research and analysis.”
Best of luck to Richards and Bialik. But why not Aaron Rodgers?