LOS ANGELES — “Jeopardy!” has named executive producer Mike Richards as the new host of the long-running game show and actress Mayim Bialik as host of the franchise’s primetime specials and spinoffs.
The pair will tag-team a role filled for 37 years by the iconic Alex Trebek, who died in November 2020 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Richards, who guest hosted this year from Feb. 22 through March 5, will take over the reins as host beginning at the start of the show’s 38th season later this year.
Showrunners also revealed that Bialik will host an all-new primetime special titled “Jeopardy! National College Championship,” which scheduled to air on ABC in 2022. The special “will feature 15 colleges and universities from across the country battling head-to-head for two weeks of intense competition.”
Though his most recent gig was behind the camera, the 46-year-old Richards has previous hosting experience on …