Mike Richards is not only out as the new “Jeopardy!” host, he is also no longer an executive producer on either that show or “Wheel of Fortune”.
The latter news, announced to show staff in a memo this week, comes not long after Richards was announced as the new permanent “Jeopardy!” host.
Concerns regarding prior racist and sexist comments on his podcast, as well a discrimination suit against him, quickly embroiled the show in controversy leading Richards to step down as host the other week.
He remained on as executive producer until today, and the controversy surrounding his involvement has remained a hot topic across news and social media.
Production on the new season has resumed with actress Mayim Bialik serving as guest host. No other guest hosts have been announced as yet. Richards’ executive producer roles will be filled by Michael Davies on an interim basis.