Fans Won't Have to Wait Long Before Ken Jennings Is Back on 'Jeopardy!' — Details

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Jun. 20 2023, Updated 3:00 p.m. ET

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After the tragic loss of Alex Trebek, the long-running game show Jeopardy! had a rotating number of co-hosts rather than one permanent host. After a very long, drawn-out, and controversial process, Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik were eventually named the show's co-hosts in July of 2022, and they have been sharing hosting duties ever since.

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Ken is, of course, best known for being the highest-earning American game show contestant and former Jeopardy! Champion. Fans have long wanted Ken to take over for Alex as the Jeopardy! host, and seem to enjoy his time on the show. When will Ken Jennings be back on Jeopardy!? Keep reading for what you need to know.

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So, when will Ken Jennings be back on 'Jeopardy!'?

The last regular episodes Ken hosted were back in April. He then took over hosting duties for the Jeopardy! Masters Tournament. In his absence, co-host Mayim Bialik has taken over for the daily show, but Ken's diehard fans are obviously wondering when they'll see him back on the regular show.

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Originally, it was thought that Mayim would host all of the daily show episodes through July. However, after Mayim Bialik left the show early in solidarity with the writers strike, Ken came back early to film for the final week of shooting the season (the questions for these episodes were written in advance of the strike starting).

As a result, Ken will be back as host starting on Monday, July 3. He will host every weekday episode until July 28, at which time the show will go on its traditional summer hiatus, and we'll be stuck watching re-runs. As for when Season 40 will start, that depends on how things shake out with the writers strike.

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