Mayim Bialik will not be internet hosting the ultimate week of Jeopardy! as a result of ongoing Hollywood writers strike.
Deadline and Vulture report Bialik can be sitting out the final week of Season 39 — which is scheduled to shoot on the Sony Photos lot in Culver Metropolis between Could 16 and Could 19 — in solidarity with the putting writers. Jeopardy! will proceed with Ken Jennings, who shares co-hosting duties with Bialik, taking up as host for these reveals.
Jeopardy! makes use of Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers for the sport clues. These writers — together with Michele Loud, Jim Rhine and Billy Wisse — have been on strike with the WGA since Could 1. This seemingly is not apparent but to viewers as a result of the present tapes upfront. The writers have additionally banked clues nicely into the long run in order that manufacturing may proceed.
Bialik and Jennings break up internet hosting duties this season for the most-watched present in syndication. He did the primary half, from August to December, after which she took over in January. So he’ll now shut out the season earlier than they break for summer time.
Viewers did get to see Bialik on Wednesday’s Superstar Wheel of Fortune. She competed towards Jennings and the present’s personal Vanna White for the pre-taped particular version of the present. Maggie Sajak, daughter of host Pat Sajak, stuffed in for White.
There’s been loads happening for Bialik in the meanwhile. Her Fox comedy, Name Me Kat, was canceled earlier this month. She wrote on social media that it was “so onerous to say goodbye” to the present that ran for 3 seasons.