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Mike Richards out as 'Jeopardy!' executive producer

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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.”

 ?? DAVID LIVINGSTON TNS ?? Mike Richards holds the Outstandin­g Game Show award for "The Price is Right" at the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 29, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.
DAVID LIVINGSTON TNS Mike Richards holds the Outstandin­g Game Show award for "The Price is Right" at the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 29, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.

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