We now know the temporary fill in on Jeopardy

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  • On Good Things Utah this morning – Mayim Bialik is set to temporarily fill in as the host of “Jeopardy!” following the exit of Mike Richards. The former “Big Bang Theory” star will host the show’s syndicated program this week, Sony Pictures Television announced Monday in a statement to TODAY. “Sony Pictures Television confirms that Mayim Bialik will fill in as host of the Jeopardy! syndicated program this week,” the statement read. “Mayim was recently announced as the host of Jeopardy!’s primetime specials and spin-offs,” the statement continued. “She is currently scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes (15 episodes) when production resumes this week.”
  • And the producers of “Jeopardy!” and Sony TV obviously didn’t care what Alex Trebek thought about who should succeed him as host of the game show. In 2018, Trebek told TMZ’s Harvey Levin on the air that he’d suggested two people to the show. These ideas obviously fell on deaf ears. One was Los Angeles King announcer Alex Faust, who would have been competition for EP Mike Richards. Faust is a young, good looking white guy. Whoops! That’s what Richards thought he was himself! The other was CNN legal analyst Laura Coates, a Black woman who is smart, intelligent, and articulate.
  • Plus, and Desiree Hartsock, who starred on “The Bachelorette” in 2013, believes that social media has completely changed the authenticity of the long-running series. “People aren’t there for the right reasons, to put it frankly,” she told Insider. “It’s too obvious you can then become an influencer if that’s what you want to do, which is sad.” Hartsock thinks this is why most of the couples from the franchise don’t last. Out of 25 “Bachelor” stars, only Sean Lowe and Matt James are still with the women they gave their final rose to. The “Bachelorette” stars have fared a bit better, with seven out of 17 original couples – including Hartsock and her husband Chris Siegfried – still together.
  • At the end of the show, we all know hot dogs aren’t the healthiest food choice, but now a new study says every bite can actually take minutes off your life. We have the surprising results and the foods that can add that time back. Hope you join us this morning for GTU Hour 1.

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