Mayim Bialik will not host the last week of Danger! due to the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike.
Deadline And Vulture report Bialik will be absent for the final week of Season 39 – scheduled to shoot at Sony Pictures’ Culver City lot between May 16-19 – in solidarity with the striking writers. However, Danger! will continue with Ken Jennings, who shares co-hosting duties with Bialik, taking over as host of those shows.
Danger! uses Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers for game cues. These writers – including Michele Loud, Jim Rhine and Billy Wisse – have been on strike with the WGA since May 1. It’s probably not yet obvious to viewers because the show is taped in advance. The writers also accumulated clues in the future so that the production could continue.
Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to representatives for Bialik and Sony Pictures Entertainment for comment.
Bialik and Jennings shared hosting duties this season for the most-watched show in syndication. He did the first part, from August to December, then she took over in January. He will therefore now close the season before the summer break.
Viewers got to see Bialik on Wednesday Celebrity Wheel of Fortune. She competed against Jennings and the show’s own Vanna White for the special pre-recorded edition of the show. Maggie Sajak, daughter of host Pat Sajak, replaced White.
There’s a lot going on for Bialik right now. His Fox comedy, call me kat, was canceled earlier this month. She wrote on social media that it was “so hard to say goodbye” on the show which ran for three seasons.