‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Demand Ken Jennings After Awkward Mayim Return

Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings/Jeopardy/YouTube

Jeopardy! fans are demanding Ken Jennings after an extremely awkward Mayim Bialik return. The two hosts have been taking turns for this season. Mayim also hosted Celebrity Jeopardy! for a series of weeks. However, it seems that her time as the host of the main show is actually turning fans away. Read on for more details.

Jeopardy! Fans Demand Ken Jennings After Awkward Mayim Return

It has not been an easy transition for Jeopardy! viewers since Alex Trebek passed away. His spot was eventually filled by both former contestant Ken Jennings and actress Mayim Bialik. Mayim is not just an actress though. She is actually quite smart and holds a Ph.D. from UCLA. So, it makes sense why she would have been chosen to co-host the long-running game show. Unfortunately, these two have not had the easiest time. They have been called out for allowing answers written in chicken scratch to be accepted. Plus, the show films a lot of episodes in a short period of time. Therefore, viewers felt they were watching reruns due to the dated questions and answers.

Mayim Bialik & Ken Jennings Interview [Jeopardy | YouTube]
[Mayim, Ken-YouTube]
Yet, it seems that fans are much happier when Ken Jennings is hosting Jeopardy! rather than Mayim Bialik. According to Meaww, Mayim is back to host after the Masters competition. Despite the fact that the contestants are consistent with bringing a competitive spirit to the game, Mayim is lacking. As per usual, viewers decided to head to Twitter to express their frustration with Mayim and hoped that production would hear their cries. “Mayim’s tendency to pause when confirming the correct answer drives me nuts,” one viewer tweeted.

Another added: “Mayim Bialik is an amazing actress and an actual genius who doesn’t just play one on TV. A lovely woman all around. That being said, she’s an absolutely awful #Jeopardy host.” Finally, one person was particularly blunt: “Who in the world thought that Mayim Bialik would be a good host? I’m sorry but she’s awful.” It seems that viewers have a slew of problems with her and would much rather Ken Jennings when it comes down to it.

Not The First Time

Back in February, Jeopardy! fans were getting tired of Mayim Bialik and a particular habit. It is the same as now- they think she pauses way too much which ends up slowing the game down. Maybe if this was addressed and rectified, viewers would be happier with her as a host. Or, they would at least be able to tolerate her far more than they can now.

Are you over Mayim Bialik? More so, do you want Ken Jennings full-time? Let us know and watch Jeopardy! weeknights.

Amanda Lauren


  1. Please bring Ken Jennings back … he makes the show. Ken is so much like Alex….
    Mayium thinks she smart and a fashion queen but I bet to differ. We DO NOT WATCH MAYIUM…. If she stays on only longer then we will go else were.

  2. My husband and I set our schedules around Jeopardy. When she is hosting, we find her so obnoxious that we play on our phones during the game. When he is hosting, we hang on every word. Her distasteful wardrobe, odd hairdos, pauses after answers, etc are a real turn off for us. If she was the only permanent host, we would not watch it at all.

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