New ‘Jeopardy!’ season begins with ousted host Mike Richards, viewers react

New 'Jeopardy!' season begins with ousted host Mike Richards, viewers react

2021-09-14 09:20:31

Regardless of his very public exit from “Jeopardy!,” Mike Richards served as host on Monday for the premiere episode of the fashionable sport present‘s thirty eighth season.

Richards, 46, was famously named because the present’s everlasting host this summer time after an exhaustive seek for Alex Trebek’s alternative.

It wasn’t lengthy, nevertheless, till scandal arose, and feedback Richards beforehand made throughout a podcast – in addition to accusations of poor office conduct – took headlines by storm.

After just a few weeks, Richards stepped down as host however was set to stay an govt producer on the present – a place which he stuffed earlier than being forged. Nevertheless, continued backlash compelled Sony and Richards to half methods fully, and he’ll now not function both host or govt producer.

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Mike Richards filmed a number of episodes as host of Jeopardy!’ earlier than stepping down.
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“Not wanting ahead to seeing Mike Richards host tonight’s Jeopardy,” mentioned one fan on Twitter. “However ya know what would make up for it? An announcement earlier than the present that they employed [Buzzy Cohen as host].”

“Hate-watching the premiere of #MikeRichards as the brand new host of #jeopardy,” mentioned one other. “Is it simply me or does Johnny Gilbert sound very underwhelmed introducing him?”

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“Awkward seeing Mike Richards popping out to host #Jeopardy. No crawl or disclaimer,” a 3rd wrote. “Thought there could possibly be inventive modifying to work round eps he did. Take a deep breath, he is solely there every week.”

Added a fourth: “Glad @Jeopardy changed Mike Richards for his off present conduct…however he was [an] awkward host in any case and mustn’t have been chosen even when he didn’t produce other points.”

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Richards had pre-taped 5 episodes of “Jeopardy!” earlier than stepping down as host – which equates to a couple of day’s price of filming, in accordance with At the moment.

There aren’t any retakes or re-shoots on this planet of sport exhibits, as any form of re-do would enable for a unique consequence to happen, and in a high-stakes sport like “Jeopardy!,” that merely isn’t an possibility.

Richards will seem in 5 episodes – which is able to probably all air sequentially this week – earlier than the present is as soon as once more with out a everlasting captain.

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Mayim Bialik, 45, will function visitor host for a string of episodes, however what’s going to occur after that continues to be unclear.

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Additionally unclear is who might turn out to be the third everlasting host of “Jeopardy!,” with the “Name Me Kat” actress, who is about to host the present’s spin-off occasions, a favourite to tackle the job.


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