Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will host "Jeopardy!" for the year
Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split "Jeopardy!" hosting duties for the rest of the year, AP reports.
The big picture: The announcement by Sony Pictures Television on Thursday comes after the previously named host, Mike Richards, stepped down when a history of derogatory comments about women and Jewish people came to light.
- Richards had been selected as Alex Trebek's successor after his passing. Trebek hosted the program for 37 seasons, Axios' Sara Fischer reports.
Driving the news: Bialik was selected as interim host and her episodes will air through Nov. 5, per AP.
- After Nov. 5, Jennings and Bialik will share hosting duties through the end of the calendar year.
- Jennings, the show's highest-earning winner, is a consulting producer for the show.