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Mike Richards Is Now Out As Executive Producer Of Jeopardy!

Mike Richards is now out as both host AND Executive Producer of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

His departure is effective immediately.

Richards was one of many guest hosts of Jeopardy! after Alex Trebek passed away last year and was even selected to be the new, permanent host.

In a statement, a representative for the show said, “we had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties. That has not happened.”

After being named the new host, Richards faced scrutiny after discriminating comments he made in the past, began to surface.

The show has since returned to searching for a successor to Trebek.

In the meantime, actress Mayim Bialik will record three weeks worth of episodes before the show returns to a rotating roster of guest hosts.

Read more at NBCnews.com


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