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Who Wants to Be the Next ‘Jeopardy!’ Host: Ken Jennings (Round II)

An old axiom states that no news is good news. For “Jeopardy!,” that mantra has certainly applied to the last several weeks. In August, the sense of stability and solidity the program cultivated over decades evaporated seemingly overnight. Within days of naming Mike Richards as its permanent host to replace Alex Trebek, it had to replace him as host for…

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Now That Mike Richards Is Canceled, Meredith Vieira Deserves A Shot At The ‘Jeopardy!’ Job

To borrow from Winston Churchill after the Battle of El Alamein, Tuesday’s news that Sony Pictures Entertainment had relieved Mike Richards of executive producing duties for both “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” does not represent the end of the long-running — and recently shambolic — “Jeopardy!”  host audition process. Nor does it represent the beginning of the end. But it…

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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: George Stephanopoulos

As the summer rolls on, “Jeopardy!” ends its final five weeks of original episodes in season 37 with five new guest hosts. Last week, ABC News anchor and “Good Morning America” co-host George Stephanopoulos took over from CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. As guest host, Stephanopoulos designated Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger as the recipient of a…

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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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