‘Jeopardy!’ Finds Frontrunner In Search For Permanent Host

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The popular game show, Jeopardy!, may have just found its permanent new host. 

According to a report by Variety, the show’s executive producer Mike Richards is now in advanced negotiations to take over as the show’s host. Previously, Alex Trebek fronted the show for 36 years. Unfortunately, Trebek’s final episodes of the game show aired in early 2021, following his death in November 2020. The beloved host died after a fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

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Following Trebeck’s death, a series of guest hosts were featured on the show, including Anderson Cooper, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers, and more. Still, a new frontman has yet to be announced.

Despite confirmation from several news outlets, Sony Pictures has refused to comment on Richards’ status as host. Instead, they remain coy that multiple candidates are still in the running.

 

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If Richards is selected as host, he already has a lot of game show experience under his belt. Richards has previously hosted The Pyramid, Divided, and more. He has also produced over 4,000 hours of game show content. Still, the task of replacing Trebek is not an easy one. The longtime host left behind an incredible legacy. 

For more on Richards, check out the following clip.