Mike Richards is now “Danger!” Will not serve as executive producer. and the “Wheel of Fortune” game show franchise, a Sony executive said in a note to employees on Tuesday.
The memo said Michael Davis of Embassy Row, who produced “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” would join production on an interim basis.
The news comes just a week after Richards was ousted as the next longtime trivia host following controversial comments in the past.
The Ringer reported that Richards made offensive remarks about women, Jews and people with intellectual disabilities on a podcast he hosted from 2013 to 2014.
Richards apologized for the “unwanted negative attention” he “put at risk!” When he announced his decision to withdraw from the hosting concert.
“We had hoped when Mike left his role as host of ‘Jeopardy! And have experienced internal difficulties. “It clearly didn’t happen.”
Richards came under scrutiny last month after rumors spread that he would be called upon to replace the late Alex Trebek.
Among the scandalous reports was a discrimination lawsuit filed against CBS and FremantleMedia while Richards was executive producer of “The Price Is Right.” The costume claimed the model was not invited to return to the show after taking pregnancy leave. The case was eventually settled, but Richards faced further pregnancy discrimination complaints beyond Cochrane, which were unsuccessful.
Plus, following the announcement that the new “Jeopardy!” The hosts questioned Richards’ qualifications for the concert, as well as his influence on Trebek’s replacement selection process.
The Ringer reported that Richards, from the show’s EP, “Joopardy!” The most recent season in the United States, including directing guest hosts, influencing the promotion of episodes of the show, and choosing which shows to send. test group for evaluation.
Mayim Bialik, known in early August as “Joopardy! Was nominated for prime time host. The special will be the show’s first day guest host since Richards left.
Read Suzanne Preet’s full memo:
I’m writing this to let you know that Mike will no longer be the EP for Wheels and Jeopardy! effective immediately. We expected Mike to quit his host position when he was in danger! It would have alleviated the internal turmoil and difficulties that we have all experienced over the past few weeks. Obviously, this did not happen.
Michael Davis of Embassy Row has agreed to assist with production on an interim basis until further notice. Michael and I will be working closely with all of you over the next few weeks to make sure production stays on schedule and we don’t miss the new season.
I know this has been a difficult time for the whole team and I want to thank you all for your cooperation and professionalism over the past few weeks. As Ravi mentioned last week, I will be getting more involved in our shows every day in the future and look forward to working closely with all of you. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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