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When Will Jeopardy! Go Back to Normal?


Wild Card this, Second Chance that – when is Jeopardy! getting back to its usual schedule?

Jeopardy! board.
Photo: Sony Pictures Television

It’s been a chaotic few years for American quiz show institution Jeopardy!

Following the death of legendary longtime host Alex Trebek in 2020, Jeopardy! embarked on a sprawling search for a replacement with 16 guest hosts vying to fill Trebek’s enormous shoes. Ultimately Jeopardy! producer Mike Richards chose himself for the role. He was then quickly fired when audio resurfaced of him using offensive language on some podcasts.

GOAT Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings and The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik were then tapped as co-hosts. But in December of 2023, Bialik was also let go from the show, leaving Jennings as the sole remaining host and ultimate heir to Trebek’s throne. While some theorized that Bialik’s own history of controversial statements led to her firing, executive producer Michael Davies recently revealed during the Television Critics Association press tour that wasn’t the case.

“Over the past two and a half seasons, what we’ve heard from a lot of from television stations and other interested parties is that they wanted more consistency. They wanted a single host,” Davies told journalists, per Variety. And Jennings, with his built-in Jeopardy! history and improvement behind the lectern, was the ultimate choice.

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