Since his departure, the internet has gone into overdrive, speculating about who could assume the mantle. According to a TMZ report, Sony Pictures Television is "pushing to make a much bigger deal." Sources even confirmed that Mayim Bialik is keen to take up a permanent position on the show.
What is Mayim Bialik's net worth?
Perhaps a better question to ask would be: Will Jeopardy! showrunners be able to match her pay from The Big Bang Theory? That's a story for another time.
Even though Mayim Bialik's big break came with Blossom, people remember her for her portrayal of Amy Farrah Fowler, a neurobiologist with the hots for Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper.
Mayim Bialik's journey on TBBT was slow at first. According to a Parade report, she made roughly $45,000 per episode. However, when she was promoted to a series regular, the actress took home $175,000 per episode.
By the final few seasons, the show had reached the peak of its popularity. This was when Mayim Bialik demanded a pay hike given her colleagues were making a million for every episode.
Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg reduced their fees so that Mayim Bialik's could be bumped up. She earned $24 million in 48 episodes. Her networth, according to Celebrity Net Worth, is a million dollars more than what she earned from the show.
Is Mayim Bialik the guest host or is it be a permenant gig?
As mentioned earlier, a lot of names are being discussed among the internal team. A few weeks ago, LeVar Burton tweeted, leaving social media users confused about the fate of Jeopardy! and its host. Burton is already one of the guest hosts.
He had posted:
"not gonna lie, I feel like I've been preparing my whole life to occupy the @Jeopardy host podium when Alex retires."
A few weeks later, Ryan Reynolds supported Burton's online campaign to host the show by tweeting out a rather cryptic post.
The actor wrote:
"Pretty consistently from 2013 to 2015, Deadpool would explode on Twitter with fans wanting me to play him. It was awkward, because I agreed with them. But the studio didn’t see it. Ultimately, the fans won, and the rest is glorious history. I’m forever grateful. Hi @levarburton."
Jeopardy! airs on ABC Monday through Friday at 7:00 pm Eastern Time (ET). For more information, check local listings.