‘Danger!’ Fans are blasting the decision to leave Mayim Bialik as co-host

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Some Danger! Fans are threatening to unsubscribe after it was revealed last week that Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to split hosting duties on the long-running game show.

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The producers revealed that Danger! GOAT Jennings will continue to co-host The big Bang Theory alum, when the quiz program returns for its 39th year this fall.

“WWe are in so much danger! and so many plans for the future, we always knew we were going to need more presenters for the franchise, and we’re just so grateful that Mayim and Ken stepped in and stepped up to make the show a successful one to bring position‘ executive producer Michael Davies said in a message to officials Danger! Side? site.

Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will continue to be Jeopardy!  this fall when the quiz show returns for its 39th season.
Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will continue to be Jeopardy! this fall when the quiz show returns for its 39th season. Photo by Jeopardy! productions

Bialik will be in front Celebrity Danger! and various specials, while Jennings will direct them Second Chance Tournament and the Tournament of Champions.

Addressing longtime fans of the show, Davis said that ratings have increased with Jennings and Bialik behind the podium.

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“TThe show continues to grow in viewership year over year, with more than 27 million viewers tuning in each week this season,” Davis shared. “Considering almost every other show on TV and in syndication is down, this has been quite a remarkable season: we’re the most-watched entertainment show on all of TV. Yes, all television.”

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Davis added that Jennings will stay until December, while Bialik will take over in January while she juggles her sitcom filming commitments call me cat.

But the news landed with a soft thump on social media as dozens slammed the decision to keep Bialik in the herd.

“Good thing we don’t have to put up with Mayim for the first half of the season but after that we have to deal with her or gear up for something else,” one person wrote to another, calling the decision a “horrible idea.”

“Ken should be the sole host,” they wrote. “He knows the game better, he knows his stuff better and he deserves it. I will only watch when he moderates. I like her as a comedian and actress, NOT as a presenter. I am very disappointed.”

“I don’t watch all the time,” explained a third fan, while a fourth person chimed in, “She’s a mess.”

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On Reddit, some fans said Bialik was unsuitable for hosting because of her stiff delivery.

Mayim just feels like someone they threw in‘ remarked one person.

But not everyone was against the idea of ​​two different personalities continuing to helm the series.

One person said the decision made late host Alex Trebek “proud”, while another vowed Bialik would “improve with experience”.

“The woman and I watch every night,” a third person interjected. “I love both hosts and am happy to see that they will both continue. I never wanted to have to choose when both are great.”

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In May, Danger! Fans reacted angrily when Jennings revealed Bialik’s return after Canadian champion Mattea Roach’s 23-game winning streak came to an end.

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“Congratulations to Mattea Roach on a truly iconic @Jeopardy series. I believe she’s one of only three champions in history who have ever “reached her age: 23 years old, 23 wins,” Jennings tweeted.

“I’m returning the keys to the talented actor-producer-writer-director (!) @missmayim for a few months. We are lucky to have them! Thanks for watching and I’ll be back before the end of the season.”

“Ken is IT!” one person bleated. “He knows the game and the game strategy, he’s funny, fast as hell, humble and endearingly reserved.”

“NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE88* NOT MAYIM BIALIK!!! I WANT AARON RODGERS!!!” another fan complained.

“No more Ken, no more Mattea… I guess I can skip Danger! for a while,” chimed in a third.

In conversation with vultureRoach weighed who she thought should be the next permanent host.

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“I would say Ken because of his history with the show,” she said. “As a contestant, it’s very special to be on stage with the greatest player of all time. Someone who understands, in a very instinctive way, what it’s like to be in your position. Mayim is fantastic but she doesn’t have the same experience.”

Concluding his message to fans, Davis called both Jennings and Bialik “a Enjoy working.”

They have my commitment, my producer’s oath, that I will focus on nothing but improving the show around them so they can perform at their best and approach each day in the studio with excitement and energy,” he wrote.

Season 39 of Danger! begins recording in Los Angeles this week.

mdaniell@postmedia.com

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