MAYIM Bialik looks unrecognizable in full glam and couture for the first Celebrity Jeopardy! promotional photos, the spin-off revealed on Friday.
Fans went wild over her makeover for her new official poster and a second leaked promotional photo.
Jeopardy Season 39! hits the small screen in just days, premiering Monday, September 12.
Former champion Ken Jennings, 48, and actress Mayim, 46, have been announced as his two hosts and permanent successors to the late great Alex Trebek in the meantime.
However, it’s just Mayim who handles her glitzy celebrity fallout.
Starting September 25, Celebrity Jeopardy! will air on Sundays and won’t interfere with regular episodes – and Mayim has certainly been looking for the task in the new shots.
In the sensationally shiny official poster revealed on Friday, Mayim stood behind giant Hollywood letters reading “Celebrity Jeopardy!” – as well as some palm trees.
She stunned with a red lip, an editorial white blazer, matching white flared pants, a puffy blue top and chic high heels.
“Classic quiz show goes Hollywood,” the poster promised.
ABC also quietly leaked a promotional image of Mayim standing against a gray backdrop with painted fingernails, a bold pink blazer, matching top, cropped skirt, and wild show-off heels.
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“It fits you well!” an Instagram user gushed over the first snap.
“Look at this super sharp host,” wrote another.
A third wrote as her pink dress strutted around on Twitter which has yet to be shared by the show, “OK YES that’s a beautiful color on the Jeopardy stage!”
“She usually wears neutral colored shoes for regular Jeopardy, gotta spice things up for Celebrity Jeopardy!”
The primetime spin-off will, so far, feature eight celebrities on the catwalks instead of your average citizens having fun; per TV Line, the episodes will be one hour, not 30 minutes.
In the flashy first trailer released earlier, Mayim announced the cast: Marvel actor Simu Liu, Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu, comedian Iliza Shlesinger and Ray Romano.
Who’s Line star Aisha Tyler, Superbad’s Patton Oswalt, Michael Cera, The Office’s BJ Novak and WNBA’s Candace Parker are also playing – all for charity.
Mayim stood tall in a white lab coat smiling broadly with her signature long hair and specs – now the full look has been revealed, hinting she’s elevating her celebrity style.
“It’s OG Jeopardy, with celebrities,” she said in the clip, hilariously shading, “Hopefully they read more than scripts.”
But on Facebook after the announcement, one snapped, “Am I the only one who hasn’t heard of any of these celebrities? Just Patton Oswalt and Ray Romano.”
Another agreed: “I only know Ray Romano, who are the others?”
‘MORE ARE TO COME’
Luckily for critics, on the Inside Jeopardy! podcast, EP Mike Davies last month promised “we’re getting in more daily.”
“It’s tough – celebrities don’t pass the test. We don’t interview them, so we kind of have to divide who will be good at this game,” he added on choosing stars to play.
He also teased, “We’re introducing a new format for Celebrity Jeopardy!. We’re testing it, we’ll announce a new format. [soon.]”
“We’re fine-tuning the format…we’ll announce that in a few weeks.”
BIG SHOES TO FILL
Celebrity danger! first aired in 1992 and the last tournament was held in 2015.
The special was only hosted by the late Alex Trebek, who died in 2020 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.
Since its debut, Celebrity Jeopardy! featured over 200 famous contestants including Anderson Cooper, Jodie Foster, Regis Philbin, Pat Sajak, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Stephen King and so many other household names.
The spin-off was so famous that it scored famous Saturday Night Live parody sketches – some of Will Ferrell’s “most popular” sketches by The Hollywood Reporter (he played an Alex over it, of course).
“I loved them,” Alex once said of the shipments, according to the outlet. “It means you have arrived.”
So it’s clear that Mayim has a lot going for the fans, but she looks dressed for success.
Celebrity danger! airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on the ABC Network, and each episode will be available to stream on Hulu a day after it airs.
Mayim also went glasses-free for her first-ever interview with dual host Ken Jennings, 48, two weeks old, and hinted she’ll be upping her fashion game next season.
Wearing full makeup and her long slicked back hair, she said she would “look like this” on band days.