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“Jeopardy!” has made issues official, naming Michael Davies its everlasting showrunner.
Davies introduced in a “Jeopardy!” weblog publish Thursday that he accepted a suggestion from the present to turn out to be the everlasting substitute for the ousted Mike Richards.
“Today, I am delighted to announce that I have accepted Sony’s offer to become the show’s full-time executive producer,” Davies wrote. “I am both honored and humbled by the faith the studio and the staff have put in me. Over the next few months, the scope of our plans will become clear. But, for now, I just want to thank everyone in the Jeopardy! community for your phenomenal support.”
Davies, 56, has a historical past as an government producer, with roles together with “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and “Talking Dead.” Davies turned interim government producer of “Jeopardy!” in August after a sequence of scandals that led to Richards’ termination.
As for who will host the trivia present, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will proceed these tasks for the rest of season 38, which ends in July. Sony is anticipated to decide on a everlasting full-time host at the moment.
Richards, 46, was named the present’s everlasting host this summer time after an exhaustive seek for Alex Trebek’s substitute.
It wasn’t lengthy, nevertheless, till scandal arose. Feedback Richards beforehand made throughout a podcast — in addition to accusations of poor office conduct — took headlines by storm.
After a number of weeks, Richards stepped down as host however was set to stay as government producer on the present. Continued backlash pressured Sony and Richards to half methods utterly, and he’ll now not function both host or government producer.
“Not looking forward to seeing Mike Richards host tonight’s Jeopardy,” one fan mentioned on Twitter on the time. “But ya know what would make up for it? An announcement before the show that they hired [Buzzy Cohen as host].”
“Hate-watching the premiere of #MikeRichards as the new host of #jeopardy,” mentioned one other. “Is it just me or does Johnny Gilbert sound very underwhelmed introducing him?”
Richards had taped 5 episodes of “Jeopardy!” earlier than stepping down as host, which equates to a few day’s price of filming, in line with At this time.