Risk! Host Mayim Bialik Got Amy Schneider’s Secret to Winning

Mayim Bialik has had to spend the past few weeks hiding the fact that she never got to meet Amy Schneider, whose 40 games of “Jeopardy!” winning streak ended last week.

That’s because Ken Jennings, with whom Bialik is sharing the task of co-hosting Sony’s quiz show, was Schneider’s host for two months. But due to delays between filming and airing the show, Bialik, who also starred on Fox’s “Call Me Kat,” had to play around with his co-stars the entire time.

“I can’t tell anyone that I haven’t seen Amy,” Bialik told TheWrap Monday during chat to promote primetime “Jeopardy! National College Championship” special, which she is hosting for ABC. “Like, it’s finally Monday night [last week], and I was able to post in support of her and was a little relieved that it was finally public, because then I didn’t have to go back to work and be like, ‘I can’t say anything. whatever.’ It’s my life. “

Schneider’s 40-game record comes just three months after Matt Amodio won 38 games in a row to quickly secure second place ahead of Jennings, who won 74 games in a row in 2004. Her total earnings also put her up. 4th place all time. list of regular cash winners for the season, behind Amodio, James Holzhauer and Jennings.

TheWrap asked Bialik to explain why the two winning streaks were so close (Amodio ended his streak last October). “I think it’s like the stock market. Like, if you look at it over a 5-year, 10-year period, I think there could be more of that trend. Do I think people are smarter now? Is not. Any more information that wasn’t available before? She speaks. “I think it was a really fun and special time. But you know, that’s also the fun of ‘Jeopardy!’ You never know what will happen. Someone can seem like they’re winning, winning, winning, and whatever can happen – they can have a stomach ache. And that kind of changes the course of their day. “

Bialik and Jennings will trade the organization of “Jeopardy!” to the end of the season, sometimes ending in the summer. Then Sony will have another chance at naming a permanent host Alex Trebek, who died in 2020. Mike Richards held the job for a day of filming before he resigned after past erroneous comments came to light.

“Risk! National Collegiate Championship Begins Tuesday, Feb. 8 on ABC

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