Category: Ken Jennings

LeVar Burton Has Decided That He Doesn’t Really Want To Host “Jeopardy!” After All

September 17, 2021 / Posted by:

There’s been so much drama in selecting the next host of Jeopardy!, with the hiring and subsequent resignation of Mike Richards, to Mayim Bialik’s constant shifting in position, to the reported reintroduction of one-time hosting hopeful Ken Jennings. As it stands right now, Sony Pictures Television and Jeopardy! producers have confirmed that they’ve locked in Mayim and Ken as co-hosts for the rest of the season until they can decide on a forever host. And during this messy process, you haven’t had to look very far to find someone yelling, “Jesus, just give the job to LeVar Burton!“. A whole lot of people wanted to see LeVar Burton replace Alex Trebek after his passing. And at one point in time, LeVar himself wanted to be that person. But then LeVar got a chance to host the show as one of the many, many guests hosts, and that’s about as far as he’d like his Jeopardy! journey to go.

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“Jeopardy!” Will Be Hosted By Mayim Bialik And Ken Jennings For The Rest Of The Season

September 16, 2021 / Posted by:

When Mike Richards was fired as the new host of Jeopardy! after just one day on the job, it was reported that Mayim Bialick (who was hired to host Jeopardy! specials and spin-offs) would fill in, along with a bunch of guests hosts. But TMZ reports that producers have dropped the idea of a carousel of guest hosts and that Mayim and Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings will share the hosting duties until a permanent host is named.

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Ken Jennings Reportedly Lost The “Jeopardy!” Hosting Job Because Of His Old Messy Tweets

August 30, 2021 / Posted by:

Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal published a piece about how the suits at Sony initially wanted Ken Jennings to take over as host of Jeopardy! after Alex Trebek’s death last November. Apparently, they saw him as a perfect choice cuz he’s a fan favorite and proud smarty-pants. But then 46-year-old Ken’s problematic tweets from several years ago resurfaced, and the tides, they turned. According to Jeopardy! sources, focus groups “didn’t react well to Mr. Jennings afterward,” and his fate was sealed. And after months of guest hosts, Sony finally chose Mike Richards, the most unproblematic choice. JK JK, Mike’s past comments were even messier than Ken’s, and now he’s out as host (but please note he’s still the show’s executive producer), and the search for the new Trebek continues. Since messy white people seem to be Sony’s brand, have they tried Alec Baldwin or Lena Dunham?  Continue reading

Open Post: Hosted By “Jeopardy” Fans Thirsting Over Guest Host Mike Richards

February 23, 2021 / Posted by:

Since Alex Trebek passed away in November, Ken Jennings has been squatting at the Jeopardy podium as one of the many temporary guest hosts. Well, I guess Bean Dad finally called him home, because Kenny’s guest-hosting gig ended on Friday. Last night, Jeopardy fans were greeted by a new face: Mike Richards. Who? Well, 45-year-old Mike is actually the executive producer of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. He has some on-camera experience too, as the host of the 2012 revival of The Pyramid, and, wait for it… the second host of The WB’s early-aughts  reality show gripping documentary series Beauty and the Geek! Mike also happens to be a classically handsome man, and Jeopardy fans immediately took notice.

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Welcome To The Bean Dad Saga, Which Has Turned Into A Mess Involving “Jeopardy!” King Ken Jennings

January 4, 2021 / Posted by:

The only bean dad any of us should be required to recognize is Jay Bush, of Bush’s Baked Beans, a man who is not technically the father of Duke, but a loving father figure nonetheless.

Over the weekend, podcaster and musician John Roderick became 2021’s first Twitter villain after he posted a series of tweets shaming his 9-year-old daughter’s attempt to open a can of beans on her own. That turned into some old problematic tweets resurfacing, a deleted Twitter account, and John’s podcast co-host Ken Jennings getting dragged into it.

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Ken Jennings Is Maybe Being Considered To Take Over “Jeopardy!” From Alex Trebek

September 4, 2020 / Posted by:

As most fans of Jeopardy! know, Alex Trebek has been fighting a stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis since 2019. It was a daily double of sadness for anyone who has truly enjoyed Alex’s clue-reading and fully-enjoyable moments of contestant-directed roasting. Alex’s most recent update was that his cancer was affecting his quality of life, but that he would only step away from his hosting gig if he started messing up clues. Alex Trebek is nothing if not a professional. With all that being said, it sounds like the decision-makers at Jeopardy! want to ensure their bases are covered in the event Alex decides it’s time to step down from his job as host, which he’s done since 1984. In comes Ken Jennings, the highest-earning American game show contestant of all time who holds the highest average for correct answers and holds the longest winning streak on Jeopardy! with 74 consecutive wins. According to The New York Post, there’s speculation that Ken is being “groomed” to take over as host when Alex Trebek decides to leave.

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