It has been reported that Mike Richards will no longer be an executive producer of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.
- Deadline has reported that Mike Richards has been removed from his executive producer position on both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, following a letter released by Sony Pictures Television.
- Just a few weeks back, Richards sent a letter announcing that he would be stepping down as host of Jeopardy!, following multiple controversies that have come up from insensitive comments previously made.
- However, Richards was going to stay on as executive producer for the show, which seemed to not go over well on social media.
- Today, Sony Pictures Television released a message to staff stating that Richards will no longer be executive producer of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.
- Michael Davies from Embassy Row will be stepping in to help with production until further notice.
- “Jeopardy!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show is in its 38th season in syndication. With a weekly audience of over 20 million viewers, Jeopardy! is the top-rated quiz show on television, and has received numerous awards and honors.”
About Wheel of Fortune
- “Wheel of Fortune, a TV version of the popular game 'Hangman,' is the most successful syndicated program in the history of TV and has earned 7 Emmy Awards including the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Game Show. Hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White since its debut in 1983, the show has awarded more than $250 million in cash and prizes to its contestants.”