Are You Jeopardy! Producing companies hoping Ken JenningsCould they save the show from ratings disaster? One tabloid reports that the show begs Jennings to come back. Here’s the latest Jeopardy! gossip.
Ken Jennings Getting Big Payday For ‘Jeopardy!’ Return?
A recent report from The GlobeIt is revealed that Jeopardy! Since Mayim Bialik left the show to host it on her own, ratings have dropped significantly. Now, producers seem ready to do anything to get Ken Jennings back as host. The magazine notes that the popular game show’s ratings recently dipped below 5 million for the first time in months.
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“The terrible ratings have put Ken in a position of power and he’s playing a genius hand,”An insider’s guide to cooking. “Even if Mayim gets the job full-time, they’ve made it clear they want Ken back in some capacity. They’re throwing all kinds of money and perks at him—but Ken’s playing hard to get! He can’t forget the way they treated him right after Alex Trebek died.”
Apparently, when producers failed to take Jennings seriously as a host in the early days of finding Trebek’s replacement, it soured things for the former Jeopardy! champ. “The way Ken sees it, they were lucky to get him, and producers didn’t support him enough,”The snitch is a confident. “There were complaints he was too awkward—but clearly fans prefer him to menacing Mayim! Ken’s telling friends he’ll consider an offer to return at least part-time but he also wants an apology!”
Ken Jennings Requires Apology ‘Jeopardy!’ Producers?
When it comes to tabloids, this tabloid isn’t in-the-loop. Jeopardy! news. First of all, Ken Jennings certainly wasn’t worried about apologies when he agreed to share hosting duties for the majority of the year. Jennings took his hosting duties in stride, and he hasn’t breathed a bad word about the crew or his fellow host Mayim Bialik. This nonsense about asking for apologies is totally unfounded.
Furthermore, Jennings wasn’t just ditching the show indefinitely so he could negotiate a bigger payday. He very cordially announced back in May that he was relinquishing hosting duties temporarily—likely for an undisclosed personal reason—but he promised to return before the end of the season.
And it doesn’t seem like there was any deception at play since he’s slated to make his return on July 18. The magazine’s complete omission of this information means it was either extremely lax on its research efforts, or it was purposefully trying to mislead its readers. Either way, we can’t trust its shoddy reporting on the state of Jeopardy!.
Learn More ‘Jeopardy!’The Tabloids’ Gossip
The tabloid gossip is everywhere, and this story is just one drop of the bucket. Jeopardy!’s hosting situation. In March, the National Enquirer Mayim Bialik claimed she was requesting a $18 million raise to host the show. The tabloid also claimed that Bialik secretly criticized Jennings behind closed doors. Then, more recently, the Globe published a dubious report claiming Bialik was being pushed out of the running for the show’s permanent host. These tabloids are obviously unaware of the future of the game show.