Two, two, two hosts in one. Well not really. Mike crowned himself the new daily host. As one Jeopardy Instagram commenter said so perfectly, Bold move giving yourself the job, Mike.
Others equally disappointed that Mike took the job himself, not so much sour grapes, but a lot of folks felt the producers didn’t listen to public sentiment. Lots of Ken Jennings fans. Personally I couldn’t stomach Ken but I did understand his unique perspective to host and would not have been surprised had he been chosen. I wouldn’t have liked it but I would have gotten the reasoning.
As for Mayim, she’s going to host some other version of Jeopardy, a spin-off series, whatever the heck that means. How can you spin off Jeopardy and still call it Jeopardy? You can’t. Mayim seems pleasant enough and she’s very smart but I am sure there was a factor from the producers that we can’t just hire a white dude.
LeVar Burton had a huge following of fans. Many people in the Jeopardy Instagram thread were rooting for LeVar.
I remain steadfast to being Team Buzzy Cohen. He had it all. Perfect speech enunciation. Perfect timing. Good looks. Great appreciation for the contestants. Smart. Relaxed.
No one can replace Alex. He had a gift. Sigh.