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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Mayim Bialik Tests Positive for COVID-19: “It’s Very, Very Exhausting”

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik is updating her social media followers on her health after testing positive for COVID-19. The star announced her diagnosis via her official Instagram account on Monday and then directed people to the Instagram account for her Bialik Breakdown podcast, where she offered more details on her symptoms. Bialik wrote in her […]

Sony Pictures Year-Ahead Strategy: Theatrical Tentpoles, Streaming Exclusives, and Exploiting IP

Sony Pictures Entertainment remains “100 percent committed” to theatrical releases for its “premium” films, but it is also moving forward on a full slate of “moderately-priced” titles being developed for streaming services. Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra discussed his group’s outlook in an investor presentation Thursday. In the slide deck, Vinciquerra emphasized […]

ABC Fall 2022 Schedule: ‘Abbott Elementary’ Anchors Comedy Block, ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’ Joins Sunday

ABC’s breakout comedy Abbott Elementary will move to a new night — and a prime location on the network’s schedule — in the fall. The show will anchor the network’s Wednesday comedy block, moving into the 9 p.m. slot. ABC’s lineup to start the 2022-23 season will feature a pair of new dramas in The […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Taps Michael Davies as Permanent Showrunner

It’s official: Michael Davies is the new showrunner of Jeopardy!. The Embassy Row president announced in a blog post Thursday that he has accepted producer Sony Pictures Television’s offer to become the permanent replacement for ousted showrunner Mike Richards. “Today, I am delighted to announce that I have accepted Sony’s offer to become the show’s […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Offers Explanation for Clue About Ukraine and Russia Amid Invasion

The team behind Jeopardy! is addressing a clue involving Ukraine and Russia that aired on Friday’s episode. During the episode that featured a Double Jeopardy! category entitled “Bordering Russia,” the $800 clue, as read by host Ken Jennings, was as follows: “The Kerch Strait — along with serious border issues — separates Russia from this […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: Inside Mayim Bialik’s ‘Jeopardy’ Journey, Jason Katims’ ‘As We See It’

Welcome to the 154th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Record Breaker Amy Schneider Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Record-breaking Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider wrapped up her historic 40-game winning streak Wednesday evening. And while her gameplay has come to an end for now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Schneider has signed with CAA. Schneider is the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy! and ranks as No. 2 on Jeopardy!’s all-time consecutive […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider’s Win Streak Ends

Just two days after claiming the second-longest Jeopardy! winning streak ever, Amy Schneider’s run ended Wednesday. Schneider’s run ended after 40 games as Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago, won Wednesday’s match with a correct Final Jeopardy response. He ended the game with $29,600 — $10,000 more than Schneider, who didn’t answer the Final Jeopardy […]

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider Becomes No. 2 in All-Time Wins: “Still Feels Unreal”

Amy Schneider keeps racking up the Jeopardy! milestones during her historic run on the venerable game show. The contestant was victorious in her 39th straight game on Monday, achieving the series’ second-longest winning streak ever. She surpassed Matt Amodio, whose final episode aired in October, and sits behind only Ken Jennings’ record 74 straight victories, […]

Laura Coates Says She Was “Told No” After Asking to Fill in as ‘Jeopardy!’ Host During Search

CNN anchor, author and SiriusXM radio host Laura Coates said that when she inquired about guest-hosting Jeopardy! after Alex Trebek’s passing, she was “told no.” Coates’ name was floated online during the official search process for a new host after a resurfaced 2018 TMZ interview where Trebek identified her as a good possible successor. While […]

Fox Boss on ‘Monarch’ Move, Mayim Bialik’s ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Call Me Kat’ Double Duty

Fox removed the centerpiece of its midseason schedule from its airwaves last week, making a surprise decision to move its drama series Monarch to the fall. The high-profile show set in the world of country music stars Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel and Trace Adkins, and it was scheduled to get a huge lead-in airing after […]

‘Jeopardy!’: Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings to Host Through Remainder of Season 38

Jeopardy!’s temporary hosting solution is extending into the new year. Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, who have been sharing hosting duties for season 38 following the Mike Richards debacle, will continue to serve in the same capacity into 2022. Producers Sony Pictures Television said Wednesday that the duo will remain hosts through the end of […]