Jeopardy! fans beg for changes including 'NEW logo' as season 38 ends after Ken Jennings & Mayim Bialik remain co-hosts | The Sun
JEOPARDY! fans have some ideas for changes the show could make moving forward as season 38 comes to an end.
Viewers have been outspoken about their displeasure with the show since Alex Trebek was replaced by Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik.
As the final episode of Jeopardy's 38th season aired on Friday, fans were already looking ahead to the show's future.
It appears they have some ideas for changes the long-running series could make.
On Reddit, one viewer wrote: "Cannot wait for the next to see what Mr. Davies has in store and if we're FINALLY gonna get a new logo or a new think music."
Another commenter suggested: "INCREASE THE CLUE VALUES!!!!!! It's been 20+ years and we're currently experiencing the highest inflation in 40 years. And meanwhile, Jeopardy is crushing it in the ratings but still doesn't pay for contestants' airfare or lodging (except for returning champs)."
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Someone else commented: "Dubstep Think!, Jeopardy logo includes headshots of Mayim and Ken."
Ken, meanwhile, appeared to tease a change on his own social media.
The Jeopardy! champ posted a photo of what looked like a playing card, which was written in another language.
He tweeted: "From now on, all Jeopardy! clues will come from this Dutch trivia game that was in our Airbnb last week."
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The card featured a clue written in Dutch, with "Scary, Baby, Sporty, Ginger" and "Posh" – the names of the Spice Girls – written in English.
Calls for change come after some serious drama in the Jeopardy! fan community.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Ken and Mayim will continue to co-host the gameshow next season.
The pair will not continue switching off week-to-week but will continue to work in tandem.
In response, fans vowed to boycott.
The show has been struggling to lockdown Alex's replacement following his 2020 death.
Ken is set to host from September to January while Mayim will take over at the top of next year and host until season 39 ends.
She will balance hosting the show and filming her sitcom, Call Me Kat.
Mayim will also cohost Celebrity Jeopardy! and special tournaments.
Ken, meanwhile, will host the Second Chance Tournament and the Tournament of Champions.
Fans have been outspoken in their dislike of the hosting duo, more specifically Mayim.
Some viewers have called her "unbearable," while others have said they will boycott until Ken is made the full-time host.
On July 25, Variety broke the news that the temporary co-hosts would become permanent co-hosts.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is eager to boost more versions of the game show and therefore, more than one host is needed.
“With all of our plans for Jeopardy!— which is more Jeopardy!, not less, more versions — we’re going to need multiple hosts to represent the entire audience, to represent the entire country, in order to take this franchise forward,” executive producer Michael Davies told the publication in June.
Then, the official Jeopardy! Twitter page announced that Mayim and Ken would be returning and that is where the backlash began.
"Please join us in welcoming the official co-hosts of Jeopardy!, @kenjennings and @missmayim. We couldn't be more thrilled," the show's page tweeted.
They linked out to another article on the hosts and new initiatives for the show while posting a picture of them hosting side by side.
After that announcement was made, fans of the game show ran to the comments to express their opinions.
"You blew it. I won’t be watching when Mayim is on. You are killing Jeopardy. I have a lot of company," tweeted one fan.
"So disappointed you kept Mayim Bialik. I love the show, but find her episodes unbearable to watch. I'll now be a permanent part-time watcher," said one Twitter user.
A third said: "Ugh. I cannot stand Mayim Bialik. Ken should be the host 100 percent of the time."
"Just give it to Ken for Christ's sake," said another.
One angry fan replied: "I prefer the host carousel to this. Do not enjoy Mayim as a host at all. Guess I’ll be watching ~half of each season from now on."
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Another fan wrote: "Not thrilled with this news. For me the difference is simple: Ken IS a game show host. Mayim is an actress PLAYING a game show host and not very well at that."
Other fans said that Mayim has "gotten worse over time" and that the "ratings drop" when she hosts.
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