Mike Richards Exits Jeopardy! As Government Producer

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Mike Richard’s reign on Jeopardy! is over.

The Government Producer, who was introduced because the everlasting host of the daytime iteration of the beloved format, is leaving the position following a string of scandals.

Suzanne Prete, EVP, Enterprise and Technique, shared a memo with the present’s crew Tuesday to disclose the information.

Mike Richards on Jeopardy!

“I’m writing to let you understand that Mike will now not be serving as EP of Wheel and Jeopardy! efficient instantly,” reads the memo, per The Hollywood Reporter. 

“We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host place at Jeopardy! it could have minimized the disruption and inside difficulties we now have all skilled these previous couple of weeks.”

“That clearly has not occurred,” the memo continues.

Mike Richards Attends Daytime Emmy Awards

“Michael Davies from Embassy Row has agreed to assist with manufacturing on an interim foundation till additional discover,” the collection says of Richards’ short-term alternative. 

“Michael and I’ll work along with all of you within the weeks forward to make sure that manufacturing stays on schedule and we don’t miss a beat as we head into the brand new season.”

“I do know this has been a difficult time for the whole staff, and I need to thanks all to your cooperation and professionalism over these previous couple of weeks.”

“As Ravi talked about final week, I might be extra concerned within the day-to-day on our reveals shifting ahead and I’m trying ahead to working intently with all of you. Please don’t hesitate to succeed in out in case you want something,” the memo concludes.

Mike Richards Accepts Award

The seek for a brand new host following the loss of life of Alex Trebek has confirmed to be a turbulent course of.

After a collection of visitor hosts, Richards was introduced because the overlord of the daytime collection, whereas Mayim Bialik was set for the primetime editions of the present.

Within the aftermath, The Ringer unearthed a podcast collection that included offensive jokes, which starred Richards.

The podcast was faraway from the web, and Richards later introduced he would now not be the face of the collection.

Mike Richards Poses

“It pains me that these previous incidents and feedback have forged such a shadow on Jeopardy! as we glance to start out a brand new chapter,” he stated in a press release.

“During the last a number of days it has turn out to be clear that shifting ahead as host can be an excessive amount of of a distraction for our followers and never the fitting transfer for the present.”

“As such, I might be stepping down as host efficient instantly … I need to apologize to every of you for the undesirable adverse consideration that has come to Jeopardy! over the previous couple of weeks, and for the confusion and delays that is now inflicting.”

“I do know I’ve lots of work to do to regain your belief and confidence.”

Mayim Bialik Attends SAG Awards

On the time, Richards was set to stay as an EP on the present, however he’ll now not be engaged on the present in any capability.

Within the meantime, Mayim Bialik has returned to internet hosting the daytime present on a trial foundation, however current reviews have instructed producers wished The Name Me Kat star from the get-go.

Nonetheless, her commitments to the FOX comedy may show difficult.

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.

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