‘Jeopardy!’ Interim Hosts Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik Fail to Land Daytime Emmy Nominations

Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik have shared internet hosting duties on “Jeopardy!” since August 2021, however neither have engendered the type of devotion that late longtime host Alex Trebek commanded.

On Thursday, Jennings and Bialik failed to land nominations for the Daytime Emmys.

Trebek, who died in November 2020, was honored with a posthumous nomination final 12 months for Outstanding Game Show Host. The 2021 seek for a substitute host, which led to former government producer Mike Richards naming himself to the slot, ended with Richards’ firing from both “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune.”

In December, Jennings, a well-liked former contestant and “The Big Bang Theory” star Bialik, have been introduced as interim hosts by way of the tip of the 2021-2022 season. It’s not clear if the duo will proceed internet hosting by way of the 2022-2023 season, and that uncertainty could also be one of many the reason why Daytime Emmy voters ignored them.

At least somebody had a successful streak this 12 months: Contestant Amy Schneider’s 40-game win boosted ratings for the game show.

Meanwhile, Pat Sajack scored two noms for internet hosting “Wheel of Fortune” and “Celebrity of Wheel of Fortune.”


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