When the fallout with Mike Richards happened, Michael Davies stepped into Jeopardy! as the interim executive producer.
During his time, Matt Amodio went on a staggering 38-game win streak. It was very impressive, especially amid all the turmoil and issues the show went through. However, this has been the season of long-term winners. Before players like Jonathan Fisher, Tyler Rhode, Andrew He, or Amy Schneider, Davies thought he had brought Amodio down.
Davies talked about his time on the show as the interim executive producer. Almost immediately, Amodio lost. So, of course, Davies thought he might have been bad luck for the contestant and possibly the show.
“On my first day as interim Executive Producer, the breathtaking Matt Amodio ended his 38-game run. I thought perhaps I was the proverbial black cat of the studio until Jonathan Fisher, then Tyler Rhode, then Andrew He, and now Amy Schneider went on their own significant runs.”
Now, the EP has his sights set on the Tournament of Champions. The TOC is one of the biggest events in Jeopardy! Contestants that have won at least five games get automatic entry into the tournament. That means some fan favorites will be making their return. Depending on where this goes, we could get an ultimate showdown between Amodio and Schneider. Maybe even Fisher will work his way into the championship.
The good thing for the show moving forward is that they have some semblance of stability after a hectic year.
Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik to Finish Out Season 38
If you like the jobs that Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik have done on Jeopardy! then you are going to love this. Both have been named to finish out season 38. That means we will see more of each host, and we don’t have to worry about asking who will be behind the podium.
Bialik is in the midst of hosting the Professors Tournament. Also, she is set to host the National College Championship next February. Both of those are first-time events for the show.
Meanwhile, Jennings is set to remain as the everyday host. He will take the helm of the regular shows and guide the champions along their journeys. While he and champion Amy Schneider are on a break during this most recent tournament, they are both set to return.
Jennings Talks ‘Jeopardy!’ Gig
After being named to stay on as host, Jennings, of course, had something to say. He is considered the GOAT of the game, and now as host, he has taken on a new role in the lore of Jeopardy! Here is what he had to say about the news:
“Delighted that [Mayim Bialik] and I will be with you all season on Jeopardy!” he said on Twitter. The Jeopardy crew also announced, “We are delighted to let you know our excellent ad experience team in front of and behind the camera will continue into 2022.”
So we know who will be behind the podium moving forward on Jeopardy!