After the original host Alex Trebek passed away and a mixture of guest hosts was chosen in order to get the new host it seemed like it would be a simple thing to do. But I was wrong, only nine days after being chosen to host Mike Richards has made a quick exit from the spotlight, opting to maintain his role as executive producer.
Many fans were displeased with him being chosen, to start with, whether it was from the accusations of inappropriate behavior and comments about women or the idea that he only got the job because he was executive producer, it seems many people will not be sad to see him go. Richards had already taped a few episodes which will still air in order to maintain winner continuity, but Mayim Bialik has been slated to film three weeks’ episodes, with Sony announcing extra hosts later this week.
Maybe we’ll get the opportunity to see LeVar Burton take the host’s chair, or maybe some of the other former guest hosts that included Savannah Guthrie, Aaron Rodgers, and Ken Jennings.