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Mayim Bialik named as a ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host

‘The Big Bang Theory’ star is one of 4 celebrities to fill role while show finds a permanent replacement for the late Alex Trebek, but none are expected to take job permanently

Mayim Bialik speaks at the AT&T's SHAPE: 'The Scully Effect is Real' panel on June 22, 2019 in Burbank, California (Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
Mayim Bialik speaks at the AT&T's SHAPE: 'The Scully Effect is Real' panel on June 22, 2019 in Burbank, California (Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

JTA — Mayim Bialik. The correct answer is: Who is the upcoming Jewish guest host of “Jeopardy!”?

Bialik, star of “The Big Bang Theory” and other sitcoms, has been named one of four temporary celebrity guest hosts while the show finds a permanent replacement for the late Alex Trebek.

Ken Jennings, the “Jeopardy!” champion and among its all-time money winners, is hosting for six weeks. Celebrity hosts will include Katie Couric, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker.

The show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, will follow Jennings for a two-week interim period to give the newly announced interim hosts an opportunity to prepare.

Hosting “Jeopardy!” requires a level of intelligence that goes far beyond the typical quip-ability required by most game shows. Couric and Whitaker are respected journalists, Rodgers has won celebrity rounds of “Jeopardy!” and, of course, Bialik is a neuroscientist.

None of the celebrities are expected to be named the permanent host.

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