(BrightPress.org) – Mayim Bialik was cordial and friendly, announcing her departure from the classic game show, “Jeopardy!” on Friday, December 15th. In a post to Instagram, Bialik said she had some “Jeopardy! news,” sharing that she was let go from the show.
She said she was honored to have been nominated for an Emmy for her work over the past year. Bialik added that she was deeply grateful for the support she received from fans, contestants, crew, and writing staff.
After Bialik’s announcement, Sony put out a statement stating that they fired her due to the desire to “maintain continuity” for the audience. It added that Ken Jennings, described by most as a political leftist, would be the “sole host” going forward. The statement said they were “truly grateful” for Bialik’s work on the show, and that they plan to use her for “primetime specials” in the future.
Jennings and Bialik have been taking turns hosting the trivia-based game show since Alex Trebek died from pancreatic cancer in late 2020. He had served as the show’s regular host since 1984.
Jennings was immediately criticized online for various tweets he made over the years.
Following his ascension to host of the show, Jennings put out an apology post on social media admitting his past behavior of posting insensitive and unartful material. He said the jokes worked in his head better than on the screen, and he apologized for that.
Jennings was selected due to holding the longest winning streak in “Jeopardy!” history. Still, Breitbart writers pointed out in 2014 that success on the show was not indicative of character or class.
The conservative outlet slammed Jennings at the time for a tasteless tweet wherein he mocked Andrew Breitbart, the founder of the controversial outlet. In the now-deleted tweet, he suggested that Breitbart’s ghost was encouraging folks to sign up for Obamacare and indicated the ‘ghost’ thought Breitbart was “so dumb in mortal life.”
Conservative commentators expressed their disgust with the sentiments before the tweet was ultimately deleted.
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