Ken Jennings has been confirmed as host of “Jeopardy!” For Season 40 “Amidst Strikes.”

Ken Jennings will host Danger! as it returns for its 40th season.

The show returns today, September 11, as part of a “altered” season 40per producer Michael Davies.

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There was confusion as to whether Jennings would host alone or whether Mayim Bialik, who co-hosted the show, would return given that SAG-AFTRA is on strike.

deadline revealed in May that The big Bang Theory And Call me Kat Due to the strike, Star was no longer able to host the final week of the game show’s 39th season.

The show returns with season 37 Danger! Second Chance Competition, where 27 selected contestants from Season 37 who did not become champions in their first appearances are given the chance to win again.

Davies, who took over as executive producer and showrunner permanently last year, admitted that many of his plans for Season 40 and post-season episodes were “derailed” and that the show was now in a “holding pattern.” . .

Talk about the Inside Jeopardy! On the podcast, he said that he admired and missed the authors, who were “beloved and valued members of the.” Danger! Team,” but the industrial dispute has led to a “changed” Season 40.

Elsewhere, he said that the prize pot for second and third place would be increased by $1,000, meaning the second place winner would receive $3,000 and the third place winner would receive $2,000. “We understand that travel plans have increased post-Covid and the complexity of financing a trip Danger! is for many participants in our community and we think it is high time,” he said.

Former champion Jennings also hosts Celebrity Danger! without Bialik, which returns for its second season on September 27th.

Danger! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, distributed domestically by CBS Media Ventures and internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

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