Sitcom star Mayim Bialik will take over the weekday host duties temporarily on “Jeopardy!”. While the venerable quiz regrouped after the new host’s departure last week, Mike Richards.
Sony Pictures Entertainment his name is Mr. Richards, as its successor executive producer of “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek earlier this month. But on Friday he resigned in the midst of a rage. sexist and offensive comments he did it on a podcast a few years ago.
For now, Mr. Richards remains the show’s executive producer.
Known for her roles in “The Big Bang Theory” and “Blossom,” Ms. Bialik has been selected by Sony to host “Jeopardy!”. prime-time specials, although only one is scheduled. He was one of the few personalities to compete against Mr. Richards. successful Mr Trebekdied last year, 37 years later as the host.
Sony announced on Monday that Ms. Bialik’s “Jeopardy!” He said he would host the recordings. A total of 15 episodes in Culver City, California. The company said it continues to seek a permanent replacement for Mr Trebek, but has not announced an official list of candidates.
“Additional guest hosts will be announced as we move forward with production this season of ‘Jeopardy!’,” Sony said in a statement Monday.
Mr. Richards’ selection as executive producer was controversial given Sony’s involvement in the search for a new presenter. There have also been lawsuits from her last job at “Right Pay”, which included accusations of sexist workplace behavior. (Disputes the allegations.)
a report last week Bell It revealed that Mr. Richards made offensive comments in a podcast describing women wearing one-piece swimsuits as “really unpretentious and overweight” and citing stereotypes about Jews and big noses, leading to the reprimand of the Anti-Defamation League.
Julia Jacobs contributing reporting.