REPORT: Mike Richards in Advanced Negotiations to Become Permanent Host of ‘Jeopardy!’

REPORT: Mike Richards in Advanced Negotiations to Become Permanent Host of ‘Jeopardy!’


“Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards is in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become permanent host of popular game show.

According to Variety, a Sony Pictures spokesman said discussions were ongoing with several potential candidates. Variety also reports that a source close to the situation says that other candidates remain in the mix, although Richards is clearly the front-runner.

However, according to a recent OnePoll survey, the fan favorite take over for Alex Trebek is Ken Jennings.

TOP TEN FAVORITE “JEOPARDY!” GUEST HOSTS (SO FAR):

  1. Ken Jennings (23%)

  2. Mike Richards (14%)

  3. LeVar Burton (10%)

  4. Mayim Bialik (8%)

  5. Aaron Rodgers (5%)

  6. Katie Couric (5%)

  7. Anderson Cooper (5%)

  8. Dr. Oz (4%)

  9. Robin Roberts (3%)

  10. George Stephanopoulos (2%)

 

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