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Mayim Bialik to guest host ‘Jeopardy!’ after Mike Richards’ messy exit

The “Jeopardy!” shuffle continues: Mayim Bialik will function visitor host of the syndicated TV program when manufacturing resumes this week.

“Jeopardy!” producer Sony Photos Tv introduced Monday that the “Massive Bang Idea” actor will quickly fill in as emcee of the hit quiz present for 3 weeks after government producer Mike Richards lately stepped down as newly appointed host.

Bialik was previously named host of “Jeopardy!” prime-time specials and spinoffs, whereas Richards was purported to helm nightly episodes.

Upcoming installments will see Bialik take the famed studio lectern — with subsequent visitor hosts to be introduced — because the seek for a everlasting successor for the late Alex Trebek drags on.

Bialik’s guest-host appointment comes days after Richards exited his brand-new put up following a cascade of scandals. Shortly earlier than his departure, Richards apologized for making several sexist remarks on “The Randumb Present,” a podcast he cohosted from 2013 to 2014.

“It’s humbling to confront a very embarrassing second of misjudgment, thoughtlessness, and insensitivity from practically a decade in the past,” Richards stated in an announcement to the Ringer, which reviewed all 41 episodes of the podcast earlier than they had been scrubbed from the web.

“Trying again now, there is no such thing as a excuse, after all, for the feedback I made on this podcast and I’m deeply sorry.”

By the point he addressed the podcast controversy, Richards was already on skinny ice with viewers: Within the days main as much as his casting, lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, gender-based harassment and retaliation filed by former feminine staff on “The Worth Is Proper,”
the place he was an government producer from 2008 to 2018, came back to haunt him.

Regardless of Sony’s controversial resolution to rent him anyway — initially — Richards finally stop the internet hosting gig after his podcast commentary resurfaced. As of Monday, Richards was nonetheless an government producer on “Jeopardy!”

Previous to his withdrawal, Richards filmed 5 installments as host of “Jeopardy!” all of that are scheduled to air as deliberate.



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