A Notice from Jeopardy! EP Michael Davies: New Hosts and New Initiatives | J!Buzz

I create currently with the exciting information that we have closed and signed promotions with Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings to be the hosts of Jeopardy! relocating ahead.

The actuality is, we have so much Jeopardy! to make, and so several options for the long term, that we always knew we would need to have many hosts for the franchise and we are just so grateful that Mayim and Ken stepped in and stepped up to place the present in a posture to succeed. And triumph it has. With Mayim and Ken hosting, the exhibit is noticeably up in viewership yr around 12 months, with a lot more than 27M viewers tuning in each individual 7 days this year. When you take into consideration that nearly just about every other demonstrate in broadcast tv and syndication is declining, this has been a pretty impressive season: we’re the most-watched enjoyment demonstrate on all of television. Yes, all of television. 

In Mayim and Ken, we have two exceptional hosts at the beginning of their Jeopardy! hosting careers who hook up with their possess distinctive fanbases, new lovers, and the regular Jeopardy! viewer. Ken will kick off the year in September, host the inaugural Next Likelihood level of competition and the heavily expected Event of Champions that includes Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach, Ryan Long, and a lot of, a lot of extra. His first internet hosting run will take us by December. In the meantime, Mayim will host Movie star Jeopardy! on ABC in primetime. When she requires over from Ken in January, the present-day program is to have her host a pair of new tournaments as perfectly as the Jeopardy! Nationwide School Championship and as numerous weeks as she can handle with her other primetime dedication to “Call Me Kat.” We know you value regularity, so we will not flip flop the hosts consistently and will preserve you informed about the hosting plan.

Mayim and Ken are equally extraordinarily talented and simply lovely humans. They help the team and every other. They adore and regard this establishment of a tv application. In return, the staff and I are honored to do the job together with them. 


So, I described our ideas for the future…

Properly, the long term will start out this Monday as we start 3 new initiatives on a solitary working day:

1. Repeat time is on us. But as a substitute of repeating our tournaments as we have in the earlier, this calendar year, my fellow producers and I have handpicked six months of some of our favorite episodes of the season, that includes our closest video games, tremendous-champions, and some of the folks who will be declared as component of our inaugural 2nd Opportunity competitors. 

2. Jeopardy! Highlights. Starting Monday, we will be releasing a daily a few minute spotlight recap of the day’s Jeopardy! episode on our internet site, throughout all of our social, and with our companion affiliates. Now, for the 1st time, you can capture up with the crucial moments of every single and each game.

3. “Inside Jeopardy!” Podcast. Since all of the previously mentioned presents us so much to discuss about, and since there is constantly so considerably to chat about on Jeopardy! (it is a sport, don’t forget?) we will be launching a topical weekly podcast anywhere you hear to your podcasts. Hosted by the Jeopardy! producers, such as me, “Inside Jeopardy!” will give you all an inside appear into everything going on at the rear of the scenes at America’s Preferred Quiz Display: every thing from gameplay evaluation and powering-the-scenes stories, to official bulletins, and specific interviews. You should subscribe now to “Inside Jeopardy!” on Spotify, Apple or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

On Monday’s podcast, we will announce all of the contestants who will be returning for a Second Possibility to grow to be a Jeopardy! winner. And I will share my eyesight for Jeopardy!’s future, which include new developments in the locations of pop tradition and sports, designs for a Jeopardy! Honors awards exhibit and my major and most passionately held notion: a Jeopardy! Masters league in primetime or on a streaming system.


To conclude, I want to congratulate the two Mayim and Ken. They have equally been a joy to perform with. They have my dedication, my producer oath, that I will emphasis on nothing but increasing the display all over them so that they can do their most effective do the job and technique each day in the studio with excitement and energy. And talking of, we’re again in the Alex Trebek Stage on Monday. I just just cannot wait.


Michael Davies

Executive Producer, Jeopardy!