Mike Richards out as EP of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ days after giving up host gig


Mike Richards and producing team accept the Outstanding Game Show award for ‘The Price is Right’ onstage during the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 29, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — Mike Richards is out as executive producer of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ days after giving up host gig.

Richards stepped down as the host of ‘Jeopardy!’ just nine days after he was chosen to succeed Alex Trebek.

The move comes after controversy over sexist comments he made on his podcast following a report from The Ringer.

Producer Sony Pictures Television announced the embattled host was stepping down from the role.

Sony Pictures Television also said Richards would remain as the show’s executive producer, according to Variety.

“Mike has been with us for the last two years and has led the ‘Jeopardy!’ team through the most challenging time the show has ever experienced. It is our hope that as EP he will continue to do so with professionalism and respect,” Sony said. 

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