‘Jeopardy!’: Mayim Bialik Reveals What She’s Working on Now but Some Fans Want Her Back at the Podium
Mayim Bialik recently handed the guest hosting baton of Jeopardy! to game show GOAT Ken Jennings. Now back on the set of the Fox Network sitcom Call Me Kat, Bialik is getting petitioned by some fans to return to the legendary lectern.
Mayim Bialik posts pics with ‘Call Me Kat’ co-star Cheyenne Jackson
Bialik is currently filming season two of Call Me Kat, where she plays the title role of the 39-year-old single who cancels her wedding and uses the funds to open a cat café in Louisville, Kentucky. She just shared a photo on Instagram with co-star Cheyenne Jackson, who portrays Max, her former love interest from college. It marked the first time the cast could visit their production offices in person.
“We had a field trip at work today to our production offices,” Bialik wrote on Instagram, along with two pictures of herself with Jackson. “Most of our cast hadn’t ever seen them because of COVID restrictions. It’s was wonderful to get to see our wonderful staff and writers and production team. Also, my travel buddy is pretty adorbs.”
Fans responded with anticipation for the season two premiere, along with admiration for the cute onscreen couple.
“I love Call Me Kat and I can’t wait to watch the new season😍❤️” a viewer posted. “Can’t wait for the next season! 😍😍😍 Go Team Max!” one fan wrote. “You two are so gorgeous🤧❤️” another raved. “Hey you two, looking well! Excited for the next big season ⭐” a follower commented.
Some ‘Jeopardy!’ fans miss Mayim
While Bialik’s followers praised the Call Me Cat picture, many clearly feel a void since she left her post at the Jeopardy! podium. Several fans commented with pleas for her return.
“Jeopardy! misses you…. Come back… Come back 🙋♀️😩😭😭,” one viewer wrote. “I think you were the best fit as hostess on Jeopardy! All the best to you and yours on every adventure in your life,” another posted. “I miss you on Jeopardy! 😢” a fan remarked.
Viewers have been populating Jeopardy!’s Instagram page since Jennings took on the lectern on Nov. 8. Though some consider the Jeopardy! GOAT to be the obvious choice for permanent host, many fans are lobbying for Bialik on the game show’s social media channels.
“We miss you, Mayim 😢,” one commented. “I like that Ken Jennings is keeping Mayim’s lectern warm till she rightfully returns to her chair! ❤️” another posted. “PLEASE BRING BACK Mayim, she absolutely the best for the show. Dr. Bialik is not only beyond smart, but funny, and very relatable so please,” a Jeopardy! follower wrote.
Mayim Bialik wants the ‘Jeopardy!’ gig full time
The mom of two has been upfront on her desire to be named the permanent host of Jeopardy! Despite juggling her sitcom, a podcast, and other professional endeavors, Bialik realized early on in her guest hosting gig that she loves the role.
“Having a full-time job [on Fox’s Call Me Kat] didn’t stop me from wanting it,” she recently told Glamour. “But it really was after those two days [as guest host] that I realized I had never wanted anything more than that job. From just those two days [taping episodes to air over two weeks]. I said to the crew, ‘I don’t want to leave. I really don’t want to leave.’”
No word yet on when Bialik returns to the podium, but she and Jennings are scheduled to trade off Jeopardy! guest hosting duties through 2021.