Ken Jennings at ABC Television's TCA Winter Press Tour 2020

Ken Jennings Reveals What He Does When He's Not Hosting 'Jeopardy!'

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By Kristin Myers on March 4, 2023 at 8:30 AM EST

What does Ken Jennings do when his "Jeopardy!" cohost Mayim Bialik takes over hosting duties?

That's what plenty of fans have wondered after the trivia master stepped down from his role on another popular trivia game show, "The Chase."

On Friday night, Ken answered a fan's question about what he does when he's not hosting "Jeopardy!" using the sense of humor that fans have come to expect from the beloved game show host!

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Ken Jennings Reveals Where He AND Mayim Bialik Go When They're Not Hosting 'Jeopardy!'

On Friday night, a fan asked Ken, "just wondering how you spend your time when you’re not filming jeopardy."

Ken tweeted: "I go into one of those freezer cases from the Alien movies when Mayim is hosting, and vice versa."

Fans absolutely loved his tongue-and cheek response and fired back their own questions.

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"Is it like Demolition Man? After thawing, do you load up on Taco Bell?" one fan asked.

“A good way to maintain your boyish looks,” another follower commented.

“I thought carbonite,” a third fan joked, referring to the material that Han Solo was trapped in during the Star Wars original trilogy.

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"Are you sure you're not clones and there are thousands of you waiting to be brought online?" another follower asked.

“Do you both use the same one?” another fan asked. “Shared case?” another follower commented. “Do you share a case or do you each have your own?” a third fan asked.

Other followers asked when Ken will be returning to “Jeopardy!”. Unfortunately, it looks like Ken won’t be hosting at all during the summer months.

Mayim Bialik Will Be Hosting 'Jeopardy!' Throughout The Summer

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings on the set of Call Me Kat
Instagram | Mayim Bialik

There is bad news coming for fans hoping to see Ken Jennings host. On Monday's episode of the "Inside Jeopardy!" podcast, producer Sarah Foss revealed that Ken will continue to host after the High School Reunion Tournament ends on March 10.

At that time, Ken will continue hosting until April 28. "Blossom" child star Mayim Bialik will start hosting again on May 1 and continue hosting until the end of the summer.

“Ken Jennings will be back on March 10, and then he will continue the rest of his syndicated run, which will take us through April 28,” Foss said during the podcast. “Then Mayim will take over on May 1, and she’ll take us all the way through the summer.”

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Ken Jennings at ABC Television's TCA Winter Press Tour 2020

At this point, it is unclear when Ken will actually take over hosting duties for the regular show, but fans can still have hope that they might see him again over the summer. Although Mayim hosted the "Celebrity Jeopardy!" spin-off, Ken has been tapped to host the new prime-time series "Jeopardy! Masters," which features six top "Jeopardy!" champions competing over ten episodes.

Unfortunately, it is unclear when these episodes will air. Fans have their fingers crossed that they will get to see Ken host once again over the summer in the "Jeopardy! Masters" spin-off, but this has yet to be confirmed.

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Stephen Fry To Start Hosting 'Jeopardy!' For ITV

Stephen Fry at the ''Rocketman'' UK Premiere - VIP Arrivals

There is good news for "Jeopardy!" fans living in the U.K. Over the weekend, Deadline reported that ITV has ordered a 20-part order for the daytime TV series. “Jeopardy!” first appeared on Channel 4 in the U.K. in the late 1980s and appeared on ITV and Sky in the 1990s. In a press release, ITV said that Fry will bring a “modern twist to the cult classic.”

In his own statement, Fry said, “In the United States, Jeopardy! is a phenomenon like no other. Whenever I’m in America, I do my d---dest to catch it every weekday. The idea of hosting it here in the UK makes me dizzy with delight. Such a dedicated quizzing nation as ours will, I hope, welcome this uniquely beguiling and endlessly rewarding game.”

ITV Head of Entertainment Katie Rawcliffe added, “There is no one better to host this classic game show than Stephen, bringing knowledge and entertainment to all of our viewers.”

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