Mike Richards has been fired from the game show ‘Jeopardy!’ Producer and Executive Producer
Let’s go with “Fired Jeopardy!” as a starting point.
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So Suzanne Prete, the senior vice president of business and strategy for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, and broke the news in a memo to employees.
“We had hoped that when Mike left his job as host of Jeopardy! It would have lessened the upheaval and internal strife we’ve all been through these past several weeks,” Prete wrote. “Clearly, it hasn’t happened.”
Also, Richards’ departure comes just over a week after he was forced to resign as host of Jeopardy!, and just over a week after he was chosen to succeed the famous Alex Trebek as the show’s face.
So Richards stepped down as presenter after being accused of “repeatedly using abusive language and disparaging women’s bodies.”
“I want to apologize to each of you for the unwelcome bad attention that has come to Jeopardy!,” Richards said in his farewell message. over the last three weeks, and for the resulting uncertainty and delays.
I recognize that I have a long way to go in regaining your trust and confidence.”
Mayim Bialik, who is already set to host Jeopardy! specials and spin-offs in primetime have been picked as the nightly show’s guest host while the show hunts for a new host.
So The five episodes that Richards shot on his first and only day as permanent host of Jeopardy! were supposed to premiere on September 13th.
It’s unclear whether or not that will alter now that he’s no longer an executive producer.
After longtime executive producer Harry Friedman revealed in August 2019 that he would be stepping down when his contract expired, Richards takes over as executive producer on both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! in 2020.