Aaron Rogers, Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik To Guest Host `Jeopardy!’


Yesterday, the show announced more of the guest hosts shortly after news outlets began reporting that Rodgers had revealed his role. The show has opted to use a series of interim guest hosts rather than immediately find permanent replacements.

Couric, a journalist and former "Today" show host, joins National Football League quarterback Aaron Rodgers, actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, and "60 Minutes" reporter Bill Whitaker.

Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top Royal stories again. The Emmy Award-winning host died in November at age 80 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jennings was the first person to fill in for Alex Trebek, who died a year ago of pancreatic cancer, and will host six weeks' worth of shows.

The comedy actress and neuroscientist will also be joined by National Football League star Aaron Rodgers, as well as the show's current temporary host Ken Jennings. The actress - you likely know her either as the child star of "Blossom", Amy from the "The Big Bang Theory", or Funkhouser's daughter Jodi from seasons 5 and 6 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" - also hosts a podcast on mental health, and earned her doctorate in neuroscience from UCLA.

The Big Bang star wrote: "I'll take #DreamComeTrue for $500 please".

Bialik also paid tribute to Trebek's legendary run on Jeopardy! for over four decades which cemented him as one of America's most popular TV presences. I don't want me out here; I want to see Alex out here. "It will be an honor to guest host & celebrate his great legacy".

The final episodes of Trebek's "Jeopardy!" career aired the first week of January 2021.

"Alex was a legend, revered by all of us", Mike Richards, the show's executive producer, said in a statement. "I need to thank our visitor hosts, who is not going to exclusively assist all of us rejoice his nice legacy, but additionally carry their very own contact to the present".

Upon Bialik's announcement, her fans and followers flooded the comments with messages of support as they eagerly await her first Jeopardy! appearance.