Longtime fans of “Jeopardy!” are threatening to boycott the show since Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings are splitting hosting duties.
On Wednesday, the beloved game show announced that the two interim hosts would keep their jobs, with Jennings hosting from September to January and Bialik taking over from January through the end of the season.
The “Call Me Kat” actress will also be the host of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” and special tournaments, while Jennings will host the Second Chance Tournament and the Tournament of Champions.
That was unwelcome news for some viewers as both the history-making “Jeopardy!” champion and the “Big Bang Theory” alum have faced their fair share of blunders — and, therefore, criticism.
The Twitter announcement received hundreds of responses, many expressing unhappiness at the news that Bialik would be sticking around.
“Will not be watching @Jeopardy until @KenJennings becomes the primary and only host. This switching stuff sucks! #boycottjeopardy because they have idiots running it. What a mess,” one commenter said.
“Great! I’ll watch through December when Ken hosts. I will not watch any Jeopardy Mayim hosts,” one person weighed in.
“And I am permanently not watching,” another person declared.
“No one is thrilled to see Mayim co-hosting at all, if you’d listen to the people most of us preferred Ken as the full-time host over Mayim Bialik. Watch when viewership goes down when Mayim hosts & then goes up with Ken you guys will regret to co-host crap,” one more user wrote.
“That woman drives me away from the show-and most others I know agree that she’s a mess as host,” one viewer quipped.
However, others said that Jennings is the problem.
“Mayim is way better as a host,” one user wrote. “Ken is not a public speaker let alone a TV host. Trivia nerds and Twitter nerds r the only Jeopardy viewers that prefer Ken, which is a small segment of Jeopardy’s viewership.”
“If Ken was as good as social media says he is, he would have been Sony’s pick by himself,” another stated. “Mayim needs practice. I agree. But she has a far superior Jeopardy voice for reading clues like Alex did. That’s why they picked Mayim.”
“This is a winning hosting team that Alex [Trebek] would be so proud of. Jeopardy is more popular than ever and will have the brightest future including prime time,” another said of the late longtime host.
In other “Jeopardy!” scandal news, social media was flabbergasted last week when all three contestants missed a question about 11-time Grammy Award-winner Taylor Swift and her hit song “You Need to Calm Down.”
The 39th season of the show begins filming next week.
Please put Ken Jennings in as permanent host for Jeopardy! The smarminess, smirky attitude and arrogance of the woman as host has to go!
Love her. She was so great on Big Bang and great here. She and Ken are both brilliant and I like the idea of dual hosts.
The person who should be hosting was the producer they gave it to. Stop the nonsense of listening to all the offended. Mayim is better than Ken as well. I don’t like watching it when he is on but I will.
Bring back cancelled Mike cause we all know mayim and Ken said something themselves 20 years ago
I’ll take Ken over her. Her face reminds me of an ant….
Why do you have to make unkind remarks, on social media, about someone’s look? Negative thoughts are best kept to one’s self. Thus country needs more positive words and thoughts regarding everything.
Love her. They both provide an excellent balance. She and Ken are both brilliant and I like the idea of dual hosts. People should not be so critical and accept the new hosts.
I like both hosts but Mayim seems a bit warmer to the contestants than Ken. I don’t understand why anyone would show so much hatred toward either one, especially Mayim. I hope it’s not anti-Semitism, but those feelings are on the rise the last few years in the USA, which is sad and frightening.
I can’t stand dull, no personality Ken Jennings. Mayim is intelligent & personable!!
People really need to just grow up!! Hundreds of people took to twitter, really!! Hundreds, no one care. How many millions of people are there that watch?? Just a stunt.
I like Mayim better.