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Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:48 AM

Mike Richards is out as producer of 'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel'

Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and other comments.

Richards is also no longer executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune,” according to a memo to staff that was confirmed by Sony, which produces both of the shows.

“We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks. That clearly has not happened,” Suzanne Prete, an executive with the game shows, said in the memo.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-arts-and-entertainment-37eacabee13704a8c6637cb9866f8283

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Reply Mike Richards is out as producer of 'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel' (Original post)
TheProle Aug 2021 OP
FreepFryer Aug 2021 #1
Floyd R. Turbo Aug 2021 #2
EYESORE 9001 Aug 2021 #3
brush Aug 2021 #4
jimfields33 Aug 2021 #11
Totally Tunsie Sep 2021 #19
jimfields33 Sep 2021 #20
LanternWaste Sep 2021 #25
jimfields33 Sep 2021 #26
Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2021 #16
Auggie Aug 2021 #5
TlalocW Aug 2021 #6
bucolic_frolic Aug 2021 #7
temporary311 Aug 2021 #8
cinematicdiversions Aug 2021 #9
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #10
NurseJackie Aug 2021 #12
cinematicdiversions Sep 2021 #21
NurseJackie Sep 2021 #22
cstanleytech Aug 2021 #13
FakeNoose Aug 2021 #14
ArizonaLib Aug 2021 #15
Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2021 #17
twodogsbarking Aug 2021 #18
shrike3 Sep 2021 #23
VarryOn Sep 2021 #24
TheProle Sep 2021 #27

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:50 AM

1. Shoulda been satisfied w your desk job Mike (Nt)

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:52 AM

2. Yep!

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:54 AM

3. When he was out as Jeopardy host, I wondered why he was still a producer

considering the shit that came to light about him. I am pleased to see the owners kick his sorry ass to the curb.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:56 AM

4. They really bungled the whole seccession process. And so did Richards.

Last edited Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:12 PM - Edit history (1)

With the black marks in his history he should've just kept his day jobs, at which I'm sure he's well compensated. But I guess he wanted to be a star.

The choice of Mayim Bialik as the first woman host is also questionable because of her controversial views. She may not last as well, now that they've bitten the bullet and ousted Richards from not just host but of his executive producer gigs.

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:50 PM

11. They tried to be silly. Ken Jennings should have started day 1.

He’s young enough to get 30 years in…..hopefully of course.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:02 AM

19. Ken's run into problems with his past tweets also.

Wall Street Journal is reporting that's what cost KJ the hosting job. He'd be put through the ringer also.

https://www.vulture.com/2021/08/jeopardy-ken-jennings-lost-host-job-due-to-past-tweets.html

The Wall Street Journal reports that the show’s golden boy, Ken Jennings, was set to be Alex Trebek’s host successor for the game show, only to lose the gig after old tweets resurfaced from his social-media account in late 2020. The tweets, which Jennings described as “unartful and insensitive” in an apology, included a widely circulated joke from 2014, which read, “nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair.”


more at link

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 06:13 AM

20. Yieks! Thank you!

Disappointing but nobody surprises me anymore with their “how low can you go” thoughts on social media.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:38 PM

25. That's an ironic thing to say.

 

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:41 PM

26. Awesome

thanks!

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 09:19 PM

16. Mayim will be fine. Rather doubt they'll find anti-Semitic and misogynist comments

in her past history.

She's going to do a fine job.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:58 AM

6. First his career looked to be

In Jeopardy, and now it's in jeopardy. Tip your waitstaff.

Can we please give Bobcat Goldthwait a shot at hosting now?

TlalocW

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:18 PM

7. Inside self-appointment job

Good if you can get it, nice if you can keep it.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:25 PM

8. If you're gonna have someone headhunt for you,

probably a good idea to stipulate they can't headhunt themselves.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 12:37 PM

9. Like Icarus he flew to close to the sun.

 

?t=2

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:08 PM

12. He'll bounce-back and get a radio talk show on Sirius/XM.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:04 PM

21. I a pretty sure being on Sirius/xm is sinking even lower nt

 

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:06 PM

22. He won't go hungry. (How's that?)

I a pretty sure being on Sirius/xm is sinking even lower nt
Be that as it may, one thing is certain: He won't go hungry. (How's that?)

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 01:39 PM

13. They might be better off simply retiring Jeopardy as well as the Wheel for a year or two and then

bring back both shows with new hosts.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 03:41 PM

14. A sensible suggestion

However most of the fans of these shows are "old people" like us seniors and retirees. (I can say this because I'm a retired senior.) Once Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune go off the air, TV will find something to replace them with and we'll all move on. It would be the end of an era.

There's a cable channel called "Game Show Network" and they play old reruns of game shows 24/7/365. I kid you not, old Match Games and Hollywood Squares shows from the 60s and early 70s, and God-knows-what-all. I believe that's where the Jeopardy and Wheel shows will end up eventually.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 04:52 PM

15. What is wrong with Will Farrell hosting?

The transition would be seemless.

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Response to ArizonaLib (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 09:25 PM

17. That'd be great, esp. if for the first episode they have Hanks and Connery on ...

Err ... guess Connery probably can't do it ...

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 31, 2021, 11:13 PM

18. This circus just needs red noses.

They have plenty of clowns.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:12 PM

23. I got called "racist" for saying LeVar Burton wasn't a very good host.



That aside, I don't think there was ever a real consideration of other host candidates. Richards had the inside track from the very beginning. See how that worked.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:18 PM

24. I wouldn't mind Pat Sajak as host...

 

Age-wise he’s up there, but surely he could do a few months while the team regroups.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #24)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:06 PM

27. I wouldn't want to put additional money in his pocket

to donate to right-wing candidates.

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