Mayim Bialik delivered disappointing news. As TV Shows Ace previously reported, she is the host of Celebrity Jeopardy! has a premiere date of September 25. The Big Bang Theory star shared some news about the special with fans. She teased the list of stars who will appear on the ABC game show. Find out why fans are slamming her for the underwhelming announcement.
Mayim Bialik announces Celebrity Jeopardy! contestants
On Tuesday, August 23, Mayim Bialik shared the contestants who will play on Celebrity Jeopardy! Some fans are calling out the host for the announcement. They slammed the “lack of variety” the special has compared to when original host Alex Trebek fronted the series.
The popular series is back after it was hosted by Alex for 23 years. Sadly, the host passed away from his long battle with cancer in 2020. Two years later, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings were announced as the permanent hosts of Jeopardy! They will continue to split duties for the regular game show and its specials.
Season 38 of Jeopardy! wrapped on July 31, 2022. Production for the new season has already begun. The show will start airing Season 39 on September 12. In the meantime, Mayim shared the news of the contestants who will play on Celebrity Jeopardy! The new spinoff series will air on Sundays on ABC and will not interfere with the regular series.
Your favorite quiz show has achieved celebrity status! ⭐️ Get ready to see some familiar faces in the very first season of #CelebrityJeopardy! coming September 25 to ABC, and stream on Hulu. pic.twitter.com/yIq9ULvjeJ
— Celebrity Jeopardy! (@CelebJeopardy) August 23, 2022
The primetime series will feature eight celebrities behind the podiums. On Tuesday, the trailer for Celebrity Jeopardy! announced Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu, Marvel actor Simu Lu, comedian Illiza Schlesinger, and Ray Romano. Other celebrities include The Office’s B.J. Novak, Superbad Michael Cera, Whose Line host Aisha Tyler, WNBA star Candace Parker, and comedian Patton Oswalt.
Mayim Bialik wore a white lab coat and her signature eyeglasses in the new promo. She had a big smile on her face as she announced the cast list. The game board lit up behind her as she read the names.
“It’s the OG Jeopardy, with celebrities,” Mayim Bialik said to the camera. “Let’s hope they’ve been reading more than screenplays.”
Fans “never heard” of these celebrities
The Jeopardy! fans aren’t impressed. They claim they “never heard” of any of these celebrities. Others don’t like seeing Mayim Bialik hosting the primetime special. They took to the Jeopardy! Facebook group to share their thoughts.
- “Am I the only one who has never heard of any of these celebrities? Just Patton Oswalt and Ray Romano.”
- “I know Ray Romano, who are the rest?”
- “Never heard of them.”
- “Only know Ray Romano. Slim pickings!”
These celebrities are putting their smarts to the test for charity. Some fans don’t want to criticize the show and would rather see how it plays out — sort of, speak. Other fans said this show is a good fit for the Blossom alum. She’s more in her element since she gets to mingle with celebrities.
What are your thoughts on the lineup for Celebrity Jeopardy? Do you recognize any of the names? Sound off below in the comment section.
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