The Week reports:
A report from Variety this week revealed that Richards, the executive producer of Jeopardy!, is in “advanced negotiations” to succeed Alex Trebek as host.
The idea of ending the lengthy job search for Trebek’s replacement by giving the role to the show’s own producer already drew some pushback on social media, especially from fans who wanted the gig to go to another candidate like Ken Jennings or LeVar Burton. But now, Richards is also facing scrutiny over his involvement in past discrimination lawsuits.
Richards previously served as executive producer of The Price is Right, and in 2010, a former model for the show filed a lawsuit alleging she was fired by Richards because she became pregnant, according to Variety.
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Mike Richards in Advanced Negotiations to Become Permanent Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/N9BkwH5vOM
— Variety (@Variety) August 4, 2021