FILE PHOTO: An undated handout picture of recent “Jeopardy!” host Mike Richards, who can be the chief producer of the long-running day by day TV quiz present. Carol Kaelson/Sony Photos Leisure/Handout by way of REUTERS
August 31, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Mike Richards, who earlier this month stepped down as the brand new host of “Jeopardy!” after a backlash over previous offensive feedback, will now not function govt producer of the long-running quiz present, Sony Photos Tv stated on Tuesday.
Richards additionally has given up producing duties at recreation present “Wheel of Fortune,” Sony Government Vice President Suzanne Prete stated in a memo launched by the corporate.
“We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host place at Jeopardy! it will have minimized the disruption and inside difficulties we now have all skilled these previous few weeks,” Prete stated. “That clearly has not occurred.”
Richards had been appointed to switch legendary host Alex Trebek https://www.reuters.com/article/people-trebek/game-show-host-alex-trebek-the-face-of-jeopardy-dies-at-80-idUSL2N26B12F, who died in 2020 after greater than three many years on the sequence. He stepped down from that function after on-line publication “The Ringer” reported on disparaging and sexist feedback https://www.reuters.com/life-style/newly-minted-jeopardy-host-richards-out-over-past-comments-2021-08-20 he made on a podcast.
“The Large Bang Principle” star Mayim Bialik is serving as visitor host of day by day “Jeopardy!” whereas Sony searches for a everlasting alternative. She additionally was tapped to host spinoffs together with a university event.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine in Los AngelesEditing by Matthew Lewis)