‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Say Mayim Bialik Is Far Cry From Alex Trebek, Why?

Jeopardy Fans Say Mayim Bialik Is A Far Cry From Alex Trebek, Why? [Jeopardy | YouTube]

Jeopardy! fans claim Mayim Bialik is a far cry from Alex Trebek. She’s been hosting the quiz show ever since Ken Jennings took a break in early May. The permanent position will be announced by the end of Season 38 in July. Some fans have a feeling that it will go to Jennings.

Others think Bialik is a shoo-in, even with all of her controversies. The actress has been accused of changing the rules, allowing mistakes, and slowing down the pace. Others noticed that she changed the flow of the game. They noted that she “slows down the game,” as more fans want Jennings to come back.

Jeopardy: Mayim Bialik Gets Criticism [Jeopardy | YouTube]
[Jeopardy | YouTube]

Mayim Bialik can’t keep up with the show?

Jeopardy! fans claim that Mayim Bialik is killing the vibe of the game show. They have a feeling that it even ruins things for the contestants. This comes amid the ongoing cries for Ken Jennings to return. They’re impatiently waiting for his return. Both social media and Reddit have been filled with comments about the former child star.

Most have noticed that Mayim Bialik shares the recap scores and lead changes too fast. On the other hand, she takes long pauses in order to wait for production cues. Fans say both of these instances throw off the pace of the show. That’s especially the case if a certain champ or contestant is on a roll.

  • “A far cry from Alex Trebek’s very flat ‘Answer: Daily Double.'”
  • “It’s annoying and distracting. She improved for a while, but now she seems to have slipped back into her old habits.”
  • “It’s the precise kind of disruptive insertions that run counter to the purpose of a host.”
  • “It slows down the pacing for the next clue, in my opinion.”

Others think Mayim Bialik is way too giggly during the Q&A segments. It distracts them from getting to know the contestants. Fans want to know when Jennings will return from his extended hiatus. They’re tired of seeing the former Blossom star on their screen.

When will Ken Jennings return?

An overwhelming majority of fans have been missing Ken Jennings. However, they may not have to wait much longer since it’s almost July. He could return the week after the Fourth of July week. According to the television listings, Mayim Bialik will be hosting those episodes.

In the meantime, fans have been looking for clues into who the new host could be. At the Daytime Emmys on Friday, June 24, Jeopardy! won Best Game Show, but only Jennings appeared in the clip. Fans wondered if this was the show’s way of hinting that he will become the new permanent host.

What are your thoughts on Mayim Bialik? Do you think she’s the right host for the show? Who do you think should get the position? Sound off below in the comment section.

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Chanel Adams


  1. I think Balik will ruin the show she is not a host she wants to be the star of the show needs to shut up and let the contestants answer the questions without interruptions we need Jen Jennings please

  2. I would like to see Ken Jennings back as host. He is the obvious choice for the position. He is a very big part of Jeopardy!

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