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    vinny
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    I don’t hate it. I LOVE IT. Two of my favs for the job 🙂

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    Glad to see my assumption that Mayim Bialik wasn’t really an option turned out to be incorrect! I’m happy with this outcome.

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    Bialik is an interesting curveball choice. Supposedly, dual hosts were always a part of the host replacement plan, though that was never reported in the media. She’s already receiving Twitter backlash for her problematic anti-vax stances, so couple that with of all Richards’s past legal issues, and yeahhh. Fine way to uphold Trebek’s storied legacy. LeVar Burton was right there…

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    Someone at Sony didn’t do their due diligence in the Cancel Culture Age.

    Sounds like this wasn’t a matter of just one offhand comment, but several insensitive statements about multiple groups, so this is probably for the best.

    I rather enjoyed the guest host rotation, so it sounds like we’ll get more of that. Alex Trebek mentioned CNN analyst Laura Coates a couple of times as someone he thought would be good, so I hope she gets a shot.

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    it’s a “good”thing cancel culture wasn’t around in the 70s or 80s because Richard Dawson and Bob Barker would have been jobless also lol

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    I hope this will give Sara Haines an opportunity to guest-host. She’s been a fantastic host of The Chase.

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    Despite all of the skeletons in Mike Richards’ closet, I still think the most damning thing was that he appeared to essentially appoint himself to host a show of which he was already executive producer. People talk about cancel culture, but I believe it’s been generally true that insensitive comments from years past are forgiven and forgotten relatively quickly with a competent apology and a semblance of actual contrition. Abuses of power, on the other hand, have been sticking to people like crazy glue.

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    Good riddance, Mikey!

    “Jeopardy!”: Mayim Bialik to Step in as Temporary Host of Syndicated Show After Mike Richards’s Exit

    ‘Jeopardy!’: Mayim Bialik To Step In As Temporary Host Of Syndicated Show After Mike Richards’ Exit

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    After botching the search process for a new host, Sony Television is now no longer playing around. Mike Richards, who stepped down as Jeopardy!‘s new host after taping only a week’s worth of shows, has now been fired as executive producer of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, effective immediately. Unsavory and offensive comments made by Richards during a 2014 podcast resurfaced during the host search and created a storm of controversy with which the venerated game shows no longer wished to deal.

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    Werk. Richards has made a mockery of the entire host selection process. It’s what he deserves. Sony saving face at this late stage is equally eye-rolling and convenient. Good luck to whoever lands the job.

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    It’s what he deserves. If he had just stayed behind the scenes, he’d still have a job.

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    Now it’s Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings through 2021, while still searching for a permanent host. Mess.

    ‘Jeopardy!’: Mayim Bialik & Ken Jennings To Host Syndicated Game Show Through End Of 2021

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