Sony Pictures Television announced today that Mayim Bialik will fill in as the full-time host of Jeopardy!, after last week's announcement that Mike Richards will step down as host.
Bialik was previously slated to split duties with Richards, hosting Jeopardy!'s prime-time and spinoff series, while Richards would serve as the permanent host of the syndicated game show. Bialik will now temporarily take on both duties, and is scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes when production continues this week for a total of 15 episodes.
Sony says additional guest hosts will be announced as they move forward with production on this season of Jeopardy!.
More to come.