After Scandal, Jeopardy Fans Name Their Pick For Host

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The previous host only lasted nine days before he quit the job and worked through a scandal involving sexual harassment, but – clearly, that wasn’t enough to keep him on as executive producer. Sony Pictures Television fired him under two weeks later, saying that they “…hoped [Richards resignation as host] would have minimized disruption and internal difficulties,” but “..that clearly has not happened.”

Now, the fans of the show have roared to life voicing their support for a specific host replacement – one that likely won’t be mired down in the same kind of problems.


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The former executive producer and host, Mike Richards, had filmed a series of episodes during his nine-day tenure as host – and they are set to air on September 13th, 2021.

Ahead of the airing date, fans have declared their own pick for host following a recent throwback post by the show’s official social media accounts that featured members from the 2021 Tournament of Champions.

ln it, a champion named Buzzy Cohen was featured.

Cohen, whose first name is Austin, had stepped in as host during the time after Alex Trebek’s death that the show was looking to find a suitable long-term replacement. He joined a slew of other Tournament of Champions players, celebrities, and pop culture personalities who helped fill in.

Currently, Mayim Bialik has stepped in as a temporary host for the show until they can find a replacement for Richards.

On social media, fans have been voicing their support for Buzzy to take over permanently – citing both his incredible performance as a player and his charming personality as he played host. Many took to the comments of the show’s recent post to support Buzzy – read some of their words below.

“Buzzy Cohen is nothing short of fabulous at hosting Jeopardy! — especially during the Tournament of Champions! Now, let’s make him permanent host [of] the show!” a fan exclaimed.

“JUST PICK BUZZY,” read another comment.

“Buzzy is obviously the one for permanent host!!! ?,” added another fan.

Yet another called out the show and production company directly, saying: “Come on Jeopardy, @jeopardy @sonypictures, how can you not see that @buzzycohenofficial is the best choice to host!?! Make it happen!!”

Check out Buzzy’s Jeopardy playing performance below that went viral a few years ago.