Mayim Bialik 'Very Proud' of 'Jeopardy!' Champ Amy Schneider's Success

Mayim Bialik has heaped praise on current Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider, revealing she's "very, very proud" of her achievements on the long-running show.

On Thursday night's installment of the popular syndicated quiz show, the engineering manager was seen increasing her record-breaking win streak to 27 days and boosting her total earnings to $977,400.

And with Schneider having secured her place as the highest-earning woman in the show's history—with the longest run of consecutive victories, to boot—Bialik, who shares Jeopardy! hosting duties with Ken Jennings, has praised the super champ.

"It's been tremendous to have that kind of positive attention on Jeopardy!—it was quite a year," The Big Bang Theory star Bialik said of Schneider's seemingly unstoppable run on the show.

"And this is really kind of what Jeopardy! does," she went on. "It highlights all sorts of incredible people. and yes, we're very, very proud of her."

When asked who her dream celebrity panel on Jeopardy! would be, the Call Me Kat star responded: "Oh my gosh... I would probably love Jim Parsons."

Bialik and Jennings were named as hosts of Jeopardy! for the remainder of Season 38, following a debacle that initially saw the show's then-executive producer Mike Richards being appointed as the permanent presenter in August.

After a revolving door of celebrities guest-hosted the show for months as producers sought a replacement for the beloved late presenter Alex Trebek, Richards was named as the one who had landed the coveted job.

However, just nine days later he stepped down from the role, after The Ringer published an article detailing comments he had made while hosting a now-defunct podcast several years ago. He later lost his executive producer job.

Bialik, who stepped in to host Jeopardy! immediately after Richards' single week of presenting had been filmed, told Extra of her involvement in the show: "I'm just thrilled to be there whenever I physically can be, and do the best of my ability to be a good host and highlight these incredible contestants."

Acknowledging there are big shoes to fill in replacing Trebek—who passed away in November 2020 after battling pancreatic cancer—Bialik described the veteran TV personality as a "tremendous role model."

"There is really no way to try and match what Alex did or what he meant to people," she said. "As much attention as the hosting situation got this past year, it's really not about the host.

"Alex was a tremendous role model for advocacy and philanthropy and those are things that are very important to me as well. But he really had an elegance about him and I don't know if I'll get to reach that, but I do hope to try."

Schneider has made history since her Jeopardy! debut in November, becoming the first openly transgender woman to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.

Her run has landed her in fourth place among the all-time Jeopardy! champs, behind Ken Jennings (74 wins), Matt Amodio (38) and James Holzhauer (32).

She recently revealed that she was robbed of her personal belongings in Oakland, California, where she has lived for several years since relocating from her native Dayton, Ohio.

Mayim Bialik and "Jeopardy!" champ Amy Schneider
Mayim Bialik (L) has praised current "Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider (R) for her record-breaking success on the show. Mike Pont/WireImage;/Jeopardy!/YouTube