Centre Daily Times
Mike Richards out as 'Jeopardy!' executive producer
Mike Richards is no longer the executive producer of “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune,” Sony Pictures Television announced on Tuesday. The announcement comes less than two weeks after Richards stepped down as the new “Jeopardy!” host following the revelation of his many offensive comments on his former podcast.
“We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at ‘Jeopardy!’ it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks. That clearly has not happened,” Suzanne Prete, the executive vice president for business and strategy for both game shows, said in an email to staff.
“I know this has been a challenging time for the entire team, and I want to thank you all for your cooperation and professionalism over these last few weeks.”
Prete added that Michael Davies from the production company Embassy Row will help production “on an interim basis until further notice.”