Jeopardy! followers, a months-long thriller about who would be the face of latest episodes is now formally solved.
Forward of the hit quiz present’s season 40 premiere on September 11, an official announcement revealed who can be the official host of the upcoming installments. In line with a number of stories, the collection’ manufacturing firm, Sony Photos, shared that Ken Jennings can be the first host, changing co-host Mayim Bialik in a full-time capability. What’s extra, the information got here simply hours earlier than the primary episode aired in syndication.
If that wasn’t sufficient of a affirmation, when viewers tuned in to see the premiere on TV, they noticed Ken standing on the host’s podium to face the contestants taking part in in that evening’s sport.
The information of Ken taking up Jeopardy! as the only host comes weeks after the franchise shared on X (previously often known as Twitter) one other gig he’ll do for them.
Together with the unique iteration, he will even be the only host of Superstar Jeopardy! season 2 beginning September 27 at 8 p.m. ET, which Mayim beforehand was the face of in its inaugural season.
The information comes after months of hypothesis about Ken’s future on the present. Followers of the collection could know that when the WGA strike started in Might, Mayim stepped away through the last week of season 39 as a movement of solidarity with the writers. Whereas it is unclear whether or not she’ll ever return to the franchise, at the least an enormous thriller was solved.
As for what people can anticipate from season 40, showrunner Michael Davies shared on the Inside Jeopardy! podcast a few adjustments because of the ongoing strike. They will not solely exchange recycle previous questions from seasons previous, however no new contestants will seem on the season both.