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Mike Richards’s Past Comments Cost Him New ‘Jeopardy!’ Hosting Job And Leave Sony In A Bind

Alex Trebek’s reign as host of America’s most-watched quiz show lasted 8,310 episodes over nearly 37 seasons. His putative replacement lasted but one day and five episodes. Just over a week after having been named the permanent host of the syndicated version of “Jeopardy!,” Mike Richards announced on Friday he would no longer remain in the role, but would continue…

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‘Jeopardy!’ May Have A New Host, But Replacing Alex Trebek Remains Impossible

“Jeopardy!” officially selected a new permanent host – two new hosts to be exact. The show’s current executive producer, Mike Richards, will take over as host of the daily syndicated program and actress Mayim Bialik of “Big Bang Theory” will host “Jeopardy!” primetime and spinoff series. As one might expect given the long, drawn-out search, fans of other hosting candidates…

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Who Wants To Be The Next ‘Jeopardy!’ Host: Buzzy Cohen

In the middle of a season in which the show looks to replace its late legendary host Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy!” began its Tournament of Champions last Monday. In it, 15 top winners from the last year’s worth of episodes compete for a $250,000 prize. Brayden Smith, one of the last multi-day champions under the Trebek regime, died earlier this year…

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