“Jeopardy!” is working hard to secure a permanent host.
Sources said that executives are even willing to shake up the “Jeopardy!” shooting formats and have offered regular hiatus weeks and to allow Bialik, 45, to shoot on weekends. She’s currently locked in to host 15 more episodes.
Mayim Bialik and the ‘Jeopardy!’ team reportedly have mutual interest in her taking over as permanent host. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Reps for the show and the actress did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The mad rush to fill the hosting slot comes after producer Mike Richards was named Alex Trebek’s permanent replacement but subsequently stepped down following a barrage of scandals.
“Jeopardy!” announced Bialik and Richard’s appointments earlier this month. Richards was set to host regular play while special events like “Greatest of All Time” would see Bialik at the helm.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the Jeopardy! family,” the “Big Bang Theory” alum said in a press release at the time. “What started out with my 15-year-old repeating a rumor from Instagram that I should guest host the show has turned into one of the most exciting and surreal opportunities of my life! I’m so grateful and excited to continue to work with Mike Richards, and I’m just over the moon to join forces with him and Sony.”
Mike Richards (left) was originally tapped to replace Alex Trebek as host of ‘Jeopardy!’ but stepped down after a number of scandals came to light. (Getty Images)
She concluded: “After all the conversations we’ve had about this partnership, I am just so ready to get started!”