Much less than two months immediately after Sony Shots Tv unveiled that Jeopardy! would keep Mike Richards as govt producer, he has been enable go.
Suzanne Prete, govt vice president of business enterprise and system at Sony Shots Tv, verified Richards’ departure as EP in a memo to Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune workers on Tuesday.
I am creating to enable you know that Mike will no for a longer period be serving as EP of Wheel and Jeopardy! efficient right away, Prete wrote. We experienced hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host placement at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and inside troubles we have all expert these previous couple of months. That obviously has not occurred.
In the beginning tapped to do well the late, good Alex Trebek as host of the very long-operating video game present, Richards bowed out from that position when anti-Semitic, misogynistic and racist jokes that he instructed on a podcast in the mid-2010s resurfaced on the net. (You can browse facts right here.) It has develop into very clear that relocating ahead as host would be far too significantly of a distraction for our admirers and not the suitable shift for the present, he reported (in section) in a assertion at the time. As this kind of, I will be stepping down as host efficient right away.
Later on, a Sony Shots Tv spokesperson verified for Television set Magazine that, regardless of the revelation of Richards’ previous remarks, he would continue being EP at Jeopardy! In a individual assertion, the rep reported that the powers that be have spoken with him about our issues and our anticipations relocating ahead. Considering the fact that Richards led the Jeopardy! workforce as a result of Trebek’s two-12 months fight with pancreatic most cancers and subsequent demise in November 2020, it is our hope that as EP, he will continue on to do so with professionalism and regard.
Now the issue is, what is actually your response to Richards’ dismissal? And who do you imagine ought to completely choose his spot at the podium? Remedy in Television set Mag’s poll (you can locate it right here), then strike the reviews.