Mayim Bialik to Take Over ‘Jeopardy!’ as Guest Host Amid Shakeup

Mayim Bialik will be the first guest host of Jeopardy! now that Mike Richards has stepped down.

The Big Bang Theory alum is scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes (so 15 episodes) when production on the syndicated daytime hit resumes this week.

Additional guest hosts are expected to be announced in the wake of Richards leaving the hosting podium just one week after being announced for the position by Sony Pictures Television.

Richards stepped down amid a series of scandals, most notably resurfaced offensive comments made on his podcast from 2013-2014 and prior discrimination lawsuits during his time as executive producer on The Prince Is Right.

Richards remains executive producer on Jeopardy! but is not actively involved in the search for a new permanent host.

More to come… 

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