Mike Richards leaves ‘Jeopardy’ amid scandals. Who should be the next Jeopardy show host?
Danger! Famed quiz show host Mike Richards has lost his job amid allegations of scandal. Richards tapping happened after 9 full episodes. He replaced legendary host Alex Trebek. Richard also works in the show’s off-screen department, he was afraid that disturbing and bizarre details of his past would surface. Many nasty and weird comments he made on a podcast eight years ago began to appear on the internet.
The executive producer position will continue with Mike Richards, but he will no longer be the host. A new permanent host will be introduced for the show’s 13th season. sony images TV confirmed Friday that Richards will step down as host. Mike Richards in a recent interview said that the backlash from his past has made it difficult for him to host. Episodes featuring Mike will continue to air as the show is a fan favorite.
Legal Complications and Past
Mike Richards’ instant departure came as the Anti-Defamation League called for an investigation. Reporters are posting about Mike’s annoying behavior and weird comments. He was accused of joking about women, Jews, and other tribal groups on an episode of “The Randumb Show” in 2013. He allegedly asked his co-star about nude photos of him.
In the end, Sony said that Mike’s appearance on the show would be detrimental to the show’s TRP. The studio is still on his side and offered him to continue with the role of Executive Producer. The studio calls him a neutral personality and wants him to work on the back of the big screen. A new long list of hosts will be provided for the 38th year kickoff in syndication next month. Richard began recording as a permanent host on August 19, which became his first and last appearance as a host.
Who can be the next danger? Host?
Sony Pictures TV knows how much audiences love “Jeopardy!” It was difficult for Sony, as they confessed, to replace the legendary presenter with no one. Legendary presenter Trebek died last year at the age of 80. There is a long list of presenters online including Mayim Bialik, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Robin Roberts, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, LeVar Burton, Ken Jennings, and Aaron Rodgers. From the moment she became the permanent host, the fans were not happy because they wanted Mayim Bialik to be the permanent host. Mayim is currently working as a weekend host.
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