Nearly two years after the start of the research, Danger! ultimately has not one, but two permanent hosts. Today, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that the show has long-term deals with Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, who have shared the duties behind the podium for months now.
“In Mayim and Ken, we have two exceptional hosts at the start of their Danger! host careers that connect with their own unique fan bases, new fans, and the traditional Danger! viewer,” executive producer Michael Davies said in a report. “Mayim and Ken are both extraordinarily talented and simply adorable humans. They support staff and each other. They love and respect this institution of a television program. In return, the staff and I are honored to work alongside them.
Season 39 of Danger! kick-off on September 12 with Jennings behind the podium. In addition to the standard nightly program, he will host the first Second Chance Tournament, where contestants who “deserve a second chance” are guest back to the show, with the chance to level up in the Tournament of Champions (which Jennings will also host). Jennings’ race will last until December, while Bialik will host Celebrity danger! prime time on ABC. Then, in January, Bialik will host the National College Championship, a handful of new unannounced tournaments and as many weeks of the standard night schedule as it can manage with its prime-time commitment to call me kat.
Davies went on to say, “We know you value consistency, so we won’t be constantly tipping hosts around and we’ll keep you updated on the hosting schedule.” Remember the Great Danger! Carousel host of 2021? It seems that the producers have learned their lesson.
Hey, by the way, has anyone checked in disgrace Danger! aspiring producer/host Mike Richards? Now might be a good time to scour LA’s sports bars and make sure he’s not crying into a beer somewhere.
Adrienne Westenfeld is a writer and editor at Esquire, where she covers books and culture.
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