Mayim Bialik’s dream of landing the permanent hosting chore of "Jeopardy!" might come true, with recent reports from The Daily Mail revealing that the Jeopardy! staff is rooting for the actor to be named the show’s permanent host.
“There is no doubt that Mayim is totally cut out for the job,” a source was quoted as saying. “She has the goods to back it up and is very pleasant and professional to all of us. So many of us wanted her from her first tape day several months ago. She is perfect for it.”
Jeopardy!‘s fans will have to wait a bit longer to find out who the show’s permanent host, once and for all, will be.
In the early 90s, she starred in the NBC comedy "Blossom," and was 19 when it went off the air. It was then she checked out of show business and earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience. “I have a doctorate in neuroscience,” she says. “I left the industry for 12 years. I really wanted to experience life where you’re valued for what’s in between your ears and not sort of for what you can provide for other people.”
She began teaching after getting her degree, interestingly joined the cast of "The Nig Bang theory" when the offer was made...why? Because she “was running out of health insurance and figured if I can just get a couple of [acting] parts, I’ll get my SAG [Screen Actors Guild] insurance back. I had never seen The Big Bang Theory, didn’t know what it was, and was cast, and literally, my life changed.”
Bialik debuted as a guest host on the game show this past summer and impressed viewers and the show's producers. Once Mike Richards stepped down, she was named temporary host with Ken Jennings for the rest of the year. And she hasn’t been shy about her desire to land the gig permanently.