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By James Hibberd. Newly appointed Jeopardy! As first reported by The Ringer , Richards hosted a podcast from to called The Randumb Show, billed as a behind-the-scenes look at The Price Is Right , during which time he was serving as executive producer on that show. During the podcast, Richards also reportedly used the derogatory word for little people and a derogatory term for the mentally disabled. Twice during the podcast he also singled out white male hosts for praise, seemingly only because they were white and male, and he assumed that therefore he could get a hosting job, too.
The podcast was intended to be a series of irreverent conversations between longtime friends who had a history of joking around. My responsibilities today as a father, husband, and a public personality who speaks to many people through my role on television means I have substantial and serious obligations as a role model, and I intend to live up to them.
Sony announced Richards as the successor to the late Alex Trebek last week. Other guest hosts included fan-favorite LeVar Burton, former Jeopardy! A senior group of Sony Pictures Television executives pored over footage from every episode, reviewed research from multiple panels and focus groups, and got valuable input from our key partners and Jeopardy!
We knew early on that we wanted to divide the hosting responsibilities, and it became very clear that Mike and Mayim were the undeniable choices. They were both at the top of our research and analysis.
Mike is a unique talent, at ease behind the podium and a double threat as producer and host. Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day. Follow Sign Up.