Celebrity Danger! Host Mayim Bialik has put on her A-game for the A-listers and is stunning in a little black dress while she’s glasses-free in a new sneak peek.
27 stars will compete for $1 million in the spin-off starting this Sunday.
Mayim, 46, looked stunning with her brunette hair in a low-cut black number in the two new ones teasers on Thursday.
The blazer-clad, modestly dressed Mayim fans met on Jeopardy! — who mentored dual presenter Ken Jennings, 48, until January — has not been on the board of late.
With one arm resting casually on the presenters podium and some TV makeup, she asked, “These stars are ready for prime time, are you?”
“Watch your favorite stars put their brains and buzzers to the test on Celebrity Jeopardy!”
WHO IS: COMPETITION?
In one of the two glossy clips shared, the three celebrities of the premiere were announced, which will be broadcast weekly from September 25.
Those three are Marvel’s Simu Liu, comedian Andy Richter – who has previously raked in big wins in the spinoff series – and Ego Nwodim.
In one of the clips, Simu seemed stunned by Andy Richter’s performance, saying, “I’m really mad at Andy Richter right now, I’m not going to lie.”
“@AndyRichter will win. Hands down!” commented one fan.
The 24 others will follow in the coming weeks, including Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu, comedian Iliza Shlesinger and Ray Romano.
Also starring Who’s Line star Aisha Tyler, Patton Oswalt, Superbads Michael Cera, The Offices BJ Novak and WNBAs Candace Parker.
The group of three also includes Ike Barinholtz, Hasan Minhaj, Phoebe Robinson, Reggie Watts and Joel Kim Booster, according to PARADE.
WHAT IS CELEBRITY JEOPARDY?
The A-listers play in nine three-star games.
The spin-off will not affect the regular episodes and will be a three-round tournament with six quarterfinals, three semifinals and one final.
The pot is a whopping $1 million – to the chosen charity of the winner’s choice.
Celebrity Danger! was first broadcast in 1992 and the last tournament was in 2015.
It’s the first time the special won’t be hosted by the late Alex Trebek.
The spin-off was so famous that it led to the famous Saturday Night Live parody skits — some of Will Ferrell’s “most popular” skits, according to The Hollywood Reporter (he played an over-it Alex, of course.)
To keep things interesting with the reboot after seven years of waiting, officials announced that they are trying out a new Triple Jeopardy! round and the episodes will be one hour long.
There will be six Daily Doubles – hidden clues where players decide what to bet – instead of three, with three in the new round the show has never attempted before.
While the actress sported her signature glasses at times in the new trailer, since last season’s Jeopardy! at almost every large photo shoot without glasses.
The TV personality did just that yesterday in a revealing dress for smoldering promotional photos for another project.
In fact, she was full of glamor for promo pics ahead of the Call Me Kat season 3 premiere.
Ahead of this premiere, she stared at the camera with a smoky eye and a daring crossed-over dress – throwing one leg over the other and showing lots of skin.
For their special appearance together, in which she discussed the challenges of replacing Alex, Mayim wore a chocolate brown designer blouse and a black jacket over her top.
Her hair was straightened and flowed to her shoulders – most notably her glasses were gone, giving fans a clear view of her TV-ready makeup.
Mayim even joked with the former co-host that she’s stepping up her fashion game in the band days to come, as we’re seeing now.
“I walk in looking like Ken and I come off like that,” she said on the weekly Inside Jeopardy! podcast.
Ken – who usually combs his hair back, less shaggy than when he was a contestant – was quite surprised.
Sitting next to her, he answered with a laugh, “What, do you look like me right now?”
Celebrity Danger! airs Sundays on ABC beginning Sunday and weekly thereafter, episodes airing a day later on Hulu.