“Jeopardy!” is holding on to each its hosts whereas reaching to overcome new floor, selection.com reported Wednesday.
The venerable sport present confirmed that it has signed long-term offers with each present co-hosts Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, who will proceed to co-host the present as Sony Photos Leisure and government producer Michael Davies plan to broaden the franchise.
“The very fact is, we’ve got a lot Jeopardy! to make, and so many plans for the longer term, that we at all times knew we would want a number of hosts for the franchise and we’re simply so grateful that Mayim and Ken stepped in and stepped as much as put the present ready to succeed,” mentioned Davies in a memo to workers Wednesday.
Jennings will host because the present kicks off its new season in September, and can preside over an inaugural “Second Likelihood” competitors in addition to this system’s Match of Champions. His preliminary Bialik, in the meantime, will host “Movie star Jeopardy!” on ABC in primetime. after which take over internet hosting duties for the syndicated program in January. Underneath the present plan, says Davies, producers need her “to host a few new tournaments in addition to the ‘Jeopardy! Nationwide School Championship’ and as many weeks as she will be able to handle together with her different primetime dedication to “Name Me Kat.” We all know you worth consistency, so we won’t flip flop the hosts always and can maintain you knowledgeable concerning the internet hosting schedule.”
Followers of the mainstay present will be capable of seize upon some new digital extensions. Beginning Monday, “Jeopardy” will launch a every day three-minute spotlight recap of the day’s episode on the present’s web site, throughout its social-media platforms, and with our companions. And plans are afoot for the launch of a brand new weekly “Inside Jeopardy!” podcast that shall be hosted by producers, together with Davies. The brand new program will supply a behind-the-scenes have a look at the present, providing evaluation of video games, tales from behind the digital camera, official bulletins and particular interviews.
The twin-host answer speaks to ambitions behind the venerable sport present, which initially debuted on NBC in 1964 earlier than evolving into the present early-evening model 20 years later. “With all of our plans for ‘Jeopardy!’ — which is extra ‘Jeopardy!,’ not much less, extra variations — we’re going to want a number of hosts to characterize all the viewers, to characterize all the nation, as a way to take this franchise ahead,” government producer Michael Davies instructed Selection in June.
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