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Ken Jennings Addresses Mayim Bialik's Jeopardy! Exit

Says he was caught 'off guard' by Sony's decision

(Newser) - Mayim Bialik caught Jeopardy! viewers off guard when she announced midmonth that Sony had informed her she would no longer co-host the show. Ken Jennings, whom she shared the job with, will take on the new season solo, and he talks about the change in an interview with the Hollywood ...

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Mayim Bialik: No More
Jeopardy! for Me

Mayim Bialik: No More Jeopardy! for Me

Actor says Sony has informed her she's not hosting anymore; Ken Jennings will remain as sole host

(Newser) - And then there was one. One host, that is, for Jeopardy!, which for more than two years has relied on two co-hosts since the death of former host Alex Trebek: actor Mayim Bialik and Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings. The former announced Friday that Sony had informed her she'll no...

Ken Jennings Reveals 'Secret Sauce' to Jeopardy Wins

Knowing the cadence of Alex Trebek's voice helped him, he says

(Newser) - How was Ken Jennings so good at Jeopardy? The onetime champion contestant, now host, of the beloved game show revealed a big secret to his success in an interview with Chris Wallace that CNN is previewing. As Jennings explains, contestants must pass the same test to even get a chance...

Ken Jennings to Host 'Changed' 40th Season of Jeopardy!

With writers on strike, show will be using questions from previous games

(Newser) - Jeopardy! is returning Monday night for what producer Michael Davies says will be a "changed" 40th season. Deadline reports that co-host Mayim Bialik, who left in the final week of Season 39 in solidarity with striking writers, will be absent. Ken Jennings will be hosting solo and will also...

Jeopardy! Fans Again Ticked at Ken Jennings' Decision
Jeopardy! Fans
Again Ticked
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Jeopardy! Fans Again Ticked at Ken Jennings' Decision

They say co-host accepted 'illegible' answer, allowing reigning champ to win again

(Newser) - Days after being accused of sexism , Jeopardy! co-host Ken Jennings has run afoul of fans again. On Monday's episode, at the start of Jennings' second week in the official co-host role, he accepted a written answer to a Final Jeopardy! clue that onlookers described as illegible. The clue was,...

In His First Week, Ken Jennings Sparks Jeopardy! Controversy

He allows reigning champ to correct himself, doesn't let challenger do the same

(Newser) - It didn't take Ken Jennings long to run into a Jeopardy! controversy. In his first week as one of the two official new co-hosts of the game show, Jennings took the unusual step of allowing a contestant to correct an answer—and then followed that up, in the same...

Jeopardy! Settles on Co-Hosts for Rest of the Season

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to split the duties

(Newser) - Update: Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to co-host Jeopardy! for the remainder of the current season, the iconic game show's 38th. Michael Davies, who replaced Mike Richards as executive producer, will also continue in that role, the show announced. The season runs until July 29, 2022, Deadline...

Remarkable Win Streak on Jeopardy! Finally Ends

Matt Amodio has 2nd-longest streak and 4th-highest total earnings

(Newser) - The second-longest winning streak in Jeopardy! history has come to an end. Jonathan Fisher was crowned champion on Monday, ending Matt Amodio's impressive 38-game winning streak. Only Jeopardy! legend and current co-host Ken Jennings has won more consecutive games with 74. "Everybody's so smart and so competent...

Ken Jennings Issues His Mea Culpa
Ken Jennings
Issues His Mea Culpa

Ken Jennings Issues His Mea Culpa

'Jeopardy!' star is sorry for inappropriate tweets from the past

(Newser) - Ken Jennings is officially sorry for the ill-advised tweets that have been causing controversy ever since the Jeopardy! phenom was tapped as a possible replacement for late host Alex Trebek. "Hey, I just wanted to own up to the fact that over the years on Twitter, I’ve definitely...

Ken Jennings Blasted for Tweet He Chose Not to Delete

2014 tweet stayed live until Wednesday

(Newser) - In the wake of Alex Trebek's death, Jeopardy! on Monday revealed that Ken Jennings would guest-host initially, with filming beginning Nov. 30. Page Six reports some of the reactions to the news were in the vein of Community star Yvette Nicole Brown's, who tweeted , “Nope.” When...

With Trebek Gone, Jeopardy! Reveals What's Next

Production will resume, with Ken Jennings as first guest host

(Newser) - Two weeks after the death of beloved host Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! is revealing what comes next. The last show Trebek filmed ( just days before he died ) will air the week of Jan. 4, and the game show announced Monday that new shows will start being produced Nov. 30,...

Elon Musk to Ken Jennings: 'Knucklehead'

The pair feud on Twitter over the Tesla factory controversy

(Newser) - It looks like Elon Musk is getting his way over his Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. The CEO reopened his factory Monday in defiance of orders from Alameda County, and the county tweeted Wednesday that the plant can continue its "minimum business operations" this week and ramp up to...

Jeopardy! Crowns Its All-Time Champion

Ken Jennings wins 3rd match in GOAT tournament

(Newser) - It's official: Ken Jennings is the greatest Jeopardy! contestant of all time. The 45-year-old won his third two-game match in the Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time tournament, taking both the title and the $1 million prize. Jennings, whose 74-game winning streak in 2004 has never been equalled, defeated...

Alex Trebek Gives a Health Status Update

As James Holzhauer evens score in Jeopardy! tournament

(Newser) - The brief farewell that Alex Trebek says will close his final Jeopardy! episode isn't on the horizon. "I don't foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future," Trebek said Wednesday, referring to his request for time to close out his decades-long run with the...

Ex- Jeopardy! Champ: I Want the New Guy to Win Big
Jeopardy! Whiz Has
One Unexpected Fan

Jeopardy! Whiz Has One Unexpected Fan

Ken Jennings is really rooting for James Holzhauer right now

(Newser) - James Holzhauer , who will be starting up his run again on Jeopardy! Monday, is getting increasingly closer to smashing Ken Jennings' all-time cash winnings record on the show of $2.5 million—and Jennings hopes he does it. Writing for the Washington Post with nary a hint of schadenfreude,...

Could This Gambler Surpass Ken Jennings?

James Holzhauer moves into second place for Jeopardy! winnings

(Newser) - As a Jeopardy! champion, Ken Jennings seems untouchable. After arriving on Alex Trebek's set in 2004, Jennings racked up 74 consecutive wins and $2,520,700, the show's website says. He might have some competition brewing, however. James Holzhauer still has a long way to go, but he...

Ken Jennings: Watson's Jeopardy Win a Victory for Humans
 Watson's Win a 
 Victory ... for Humans 
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Watson's Win a Victory ... for Humans

Jeopardy ! king discusses his epic battle with the computer

(Newser) - Going into his Jeopardy! match against IBM’s Watson supercomputer, champ Ken Jennings saw himself as humanity’s representative, "the Great Carbon-Based Hope against a new generation of thinking machines," he writes for Slate . But victory wasn’t to be: Watson played Jeopardy much like a top-ranked human....

Jeopardy Challenge Ends With Humans Crushed

Watson's next job: medical diagnostics

(Newser) - "I for one, welcome our new computer overlords," defeated Jeopardy contestant Ken Jennings wrote below his final answer as the game show's 3-day supercomputer challenge wrapped up. IBM's Watson finished way ahead with $77,147 while Jennings and Brad Rutter—the two most successful human contestants in Jeopardy...

Jeopardy Computer Trounces Humans On Day 2

Watson wins big despite naming Toronto as US city

(Newser) - Watson trounced its human opponents on the second day of the 3-day Jeopardy challenge, but humanity saved some face after the IBM supercomputer goofed on the final question. The category was US cities and the clue was "Its largest airport was named for a World War II hero; its...

Man Ties With Machine in Jeopardy Showdown

Humans fight back after IBM's Watson takes early lead

(Newser) - The first round of Jeopardy's three-game man versus supercomputer showdown finished Monday night with humanity having fended off the rise of the machine. Human player Brad Rutter, the game show's record money-winner, was tied with IBM supercomputer Watson at $5,000 at the close of play, AP reports. The other...

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