Mayim Bialik has confirmed her departure as a host of “Jeopardy!” in an Instagram statement, expressing gratitude for the opportunity and the honor of being nominated for an Emmy this year. Sony’s decision to let her go was confirmed by her representative, although representatives for Sony and co-host Ken Jennings have not yet responded.

The official “Jeopardy!” Instagram account also addressed Bialik’s exit, revealing that the decision was made to have one host for the syndicated show next season, with Ken Jennings taking on the sole hosting role to maintain continuity for viewers. The statement expressed gratitude for Bialik’s contributions and expressed hope for continued collaboration on primetime specials.

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Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, both initially named as permanent alternating co-hosts in 2022, were tasked with filling the void left by the iconic Alex Trebek. Their roles were solidified in July 2022, but now, with Bialik’s departure, the hosting dynamics of the beloved quiz show are once again in flux.

The departure comes after a season marked by challenges, including Bialik’s temporary hiatus due to the WGA strike and Ken Jennings stepping in as host for “Celebrity Jeopardy!” when Bialik declined to return until the strikes concluded. Both hosts received Emmy nominations for outstanding host of a game show this year, a testament to their impact on the show’s legacy.

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As fans await further updates on the future of “Jeopardy!” and its hosting lineup, the departure of Mayim Bialik marks another chapter in the show’s evolving history since the passing of the legendary Alex Trebek.