Mayim Bialik Still Wants to Be the Permanent 'Jeopardy!' Host

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FIJI Water At The 27th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
FIJI Water At The 27th Annual Critics' Choice Awards / Stefanie Keenan/GettyImages

Mayim Bialik attended the Critics Choice Awards over the weekend. During a red carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight she was asked about the possibility of becoming permanent host of Jeopardy! and Bialik said that she would love it.

Bialik's first stint as a host, which has featured such controversies as calling the first round "Single Jeopardy!," comes to an end on May 6th. The current season of Jeopardy!, which features Bialik and Ken Jennings splitting hosting duties, comes to an end on July 29th.

It seems like Bialik or Jennings or a combination of the two will continue hosting next season, but you never know. Stranger things have happened, so why not bring in some new faces? There was a time when Mike Richards helped select Mike Richards to be the host of Jeopardy!. That lasted nine days before some old podcast episodes surfaced.

So will Bialik get her wish? Aaron Rodgers is tied up for the next few years. Ken Jennings is a Jeopardy! producer, and also works on another gameshow, The Chase. Ratings were up earlier this year, but that had to do with winning streak of Amy Schneider. Maybe the game is just more important than the host, in which case keeping her head down and doing what she's doing is the best argument Bialik can make.