“Pericolo!” è uno dei programmi di gioco più longevi e popolari del pianeta e gli spettatori lo guardano da anni. Come sicuramente sapranno i fan del game show, Alex Trebek era al timone di “Jeopardy!” nave dal 1984 al 2020 e il suo concerto di hosting nella serie lo ha reso un nome familiare (tramite ABC 7). Nel 2019, Trebek ha detto agli spettatori che stava affrontando la battaglia della sua vita dopo che i medici gli avevano diagnosticato un cancro al pancreas.
In July 2022, the The Washington Post reported that not one, but two people would serve as Trebek's replacements — former "Jeopardy!" contestant Ken Jennings and actor Mayim Bialik. Jennings hosts the series regularly, while Bialik is in charge of "Celebrity Jeopardy!" specials, which usually air in prime time. "We know you value consistency, so we will not flip-flop the hosts constantly and will keep you informed about the hosting schedule," executive producer Michael Davies said of the decision (via The Washington Post). As it turns out, there were a few other hopefuls who never got a shot to interview for the gig.
Sunny Hostin expressed disappointment over Jeopardy! snub
While we all know the fate of the "Jeopardy!" hosts following Alex Trebek's death, one person reportedly didn't even get a shot to audition for the gig, despite her interest. On an episode of the podcast "Just Jenny" with Jenny Hutt, "The View" co-host Sunny Hostin explained her desire to host the show while admitting that she was sadly never given a chance. "I can say this, I wanted to try out to become one of the hosts of 'Jeopardy!' I thought it was really cool. I love 'Jeopardy!'" Hostin explained. "I've competed on 'Jeopardy!'... I've lost on 'Jeopardy!'... it's like taking a bullet if you think about it."
The talk show host then elaborated further. "I wanted to try out for it, and I knew that they were trying out other people, like Robin Roberts from ABC," Hostin dished. "I knew Sara Haines, who's a co-host, has her own game show on ABC," she said, adding that they told her she was "too controversial" to host.
As of this writing, Hostin still has her chair with the ladies of "The View" and she's been at it for years. According to ABC, the former legal analyst at CNN joined the ladies of "The View" in the 20th season of the series after serving as a senior legal correspondent for ABC. In 2022, Variety reported that Hostin signed a three-year deal to remain on the panel of the hit daytime show. While she's not hurting for work, the "Jeopardy!" snub surely still burns.