Mayim Bialik stepping away from “Jeopardy!” in solidarity with putting writers confirmed Sony executives they did not want 2 hosts for the quiz present, and that is why they moved on … TMZ has realized.
Sony Studios sources inform TMZ … bosses at Sony weren’t mad when Mayim refused to work throughout this 12 months’s strike, however her absence opened execs’ eyes about their twin host system — Mayim and Ken Jennings shared the gig.
Our sources say Mayim stepping away gave Ken a possibility … and he took it and ran with it, enhancing his internet hosting abilities whereas she was away.
We’re additionally advised Sony labored extremely laborious juggling schedules to accommodate Mayim throughout her time on the present, and she or he did not all the time agree with manufacturing selections … together with the hiring of government producer Michael Davies, and different employees adjustments.
Mayim stepped away in May on the peak of the writers’ strike, and our sources say she finally fell up to now out of contact, Sony execs merely determined to press on with out her.
As we reported … Mayim introduced Friday she was now not internet hosting “Jeopardy!”
Our sources say Sony remains to be open to having Mayim host “Jeopardy!” primetime specials, as a result of they really feel she’s proficient and works nicely with the movie star contestants … however we’re advised Mayim made it clear it was all or nothing. As a end result, we’re advised Sony brass declined and Mayim launched her assertion Friday with out consulting Sony.
Regardless, our sources say the ball remains to be in Mayim’s courtroom … we’re advised Sony execs need her for primetime specials, if she accepts the supply.