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Man, Jessica and Jonathan seem to be very good, but Matt's buzzer speed continues to be difficult to overcome. #Jeopardy
To further the point: there was only one incorrect response that round, and it was by Matt, and he's still up by more than $5000. #Jeopardy
Sony and Jeopardy corporate synergy, yay.
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Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will host the remaining episodes of #Jeopardy for the rest of the year. The search for a final, permanent host is still ongoing.
Bialik will take over hosting duties for the first few weeks, and then she and Jennings will trade off as their schedules allow. The two of them will tape enough episodes to get “Jeopardy” through the end of the year.
The news comes after the hosting tenure of former “Jeopardy” executive producer Mike Richards, who was named host, then stepped down nine days later after insensitive comments he made resurfaced, along with two previous discrimination lawsuits.
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This week, Mike Richards is hosting the episodes of #Jeopardy he taped before stepping down.

@LATimesTVLloyd reflects on this tape-delayed twist in the saga, or in other words, "honeymoon photos printed the day after the divorce becomes final."…
Just last month, Richards was ousted from both his hosting and executive producer roles on the iconic game show amid a furor over his past offensive comments and alleged mistreatment of models on “The Price Is Right.”…
Though, "controversy aside... it is fair to say that he brings nothing distinctive to the job, and impossible, and pointless, to say whether that might have changed in the fullness of time," writes @LATimesTVLloyd.
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BREAKING: Mike Richards is stepping down from his longtime role as executive producer on #Jeopardy!…
Less than two weeks ago, Richards stepped down as host of "Jeopardy!" following reports of a number of inappropriate comments he made on a podcast several years ago, bringing more turmoil to the iconic show.…
ICYMI: Richards and Mayim Bialik, were originally tapped as host of the syndicated “Jeopardy!” program and host of its prime-time shows and spinoffs, respectively.…
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In the wake of Mike Richards’ #Jeopardy exit, former guest host Mayim Bialik is temporarily stepping in to take over as the quiz show’s full-time host. Image
Bialik is scheduled to tape three weeks of episodes when #Jeopardy production resumes this week. Image
Previously, it was announced that Bialik would host primetime #Jeopardy specials when Richards was first announced as the full-time host.
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Breaking: Mike Richards stepped down Friday as host of #Jeopardy following reports of a number of inappropriate comments he made on a podcast that ran in 2013 and 2014.…
Richards was given the job nine days ago. He will remain in his production role.

He apologized for “the unwanted negative attention that has come to ‘Jeopardy!’ over the last few weeks and for the confusion and delays this is now causing.…
The backstory on the controversy ⬇️… Image
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THREAD: #Jeopardy! makes historic hosting move to replace Alex Trebek
For the first time in the long-running game show’s history, two stars will take over the hosting reins, the show announced on Wednesday
Sony Pictures Television said controversial executive producer Mike Richards, as well as “The Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik, will host primetime and spinoff specials
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NEW: Looks like it’s Double Jeopardy! time for Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik, who have been named as host of the syndicated “Jeopardy!” program and host of its primetime shows and spin-offs, respectively.…
Mike Richards will succeed the late, longtime host Alex Trebek as the full-time host of Jeopardy!’s long-running daily syndicated program, despite a backlash over resurfaced lawsuits against Richards.…
Bialik will host the franchise's primetime and spinoff series, including the upcoming all-new Jeopardy! National College Championship set to air on ABC next year.…
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Mike Richards has been confirmed as the permanent host of #Jeopardy, taking the reins after a months-long process of on-air auditions to replace the legendary Alex Trebek.…
The decision to tap the executive producer as the permanent host has sparked conversations about whether there was a true competition among the more than 15 personalities who have served as guest hosts over the past eight months.…
Richards has faced criticism for his involvement in past employment discrimination lawsuits involving women who worked for “The Price Is Right” during his tenure.…
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In a memo sent to #Jeopardy employees, executive producer Mike Richards weighs in for the first time on the prospect that he may be named the show’s permanent host and addresses the decade-old allegations made against him.… Image
“It is true that I was asked if I would consider hosting the show,” Richards said. “No final decisions have been made and discussions with me and other potential hosts are still ongoing.”…
“I want to address the complicated employment issues raised in the press during my time at The Price is Right ten years ago. These were allegations made in employment disputes against the show,” he says.…
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I wish I could say that I am surprised at this but honestly I'm not, and for a number of reasons. /1
First of all, Sony & #Jeopardy telegraphed this move early on when it had Richards host right after Ken Jennings. Jennings got a 7-week run, but that struck me as something of a stop-gap while production got its list of prospective hosts together. /2
Jennings did...fine. However, on a show that prides itself on making the contestants the stars, having the GOAT as its permanent host ensures that in some respects he would always overshadow them. /3
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This former #Jeopardy guest host is in advanced negotiations to become the permanent host of the venerable quiz show.… Image
Mike Richards, who joined the show just last year as executive producer, impressed Sony Pictures brass with his command of the fast-paced game and easy on-air manner.…
A Sony Pictures spokesman said that discussions were ongoing with several potential candidates. He would not comment specifically on Richards’ status.…
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Awakening to the news here in 🇦🇺that #AlexTrebek has left the building

So glad to read it was peaceful with his family, to whom I send deep condolences

I'll post some memories of our interactions, because people asked me often what he was really like

Here's a pic, story below Image
That pic is from the "Jeopardy Wedding," where my friends Dan Melia and Dara Hellman wanted to get married on the #Jeopardy set

There's a short and very sweet clip here

Dan was the winner of the 1998 Tournament of Champions, where he beat me soundly, given he'd actually read all the books whose titles I'd merely memorised for the show

But we became good friends, and after a day of taping another tournament, years later, Dan & Dara had an idea
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FBI trivia was on @Jeopardy tonight, but we're not stumped. The #ClueCrew visited the FBI to film prompts for the “FBI Headquarters” category, and now the #BuCrew is here to give you more facts. #TodayonJ.
J. Edgar Hoover became assistant director of the Bureau of Investigation, the #FBI's predecessor, in 1921. Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone appointed Hoover acting director on May 10, 1924, and by year's end, Hoover became director. #TodayOnJ…
The #FBI's #ArtifactoftheMonth in December 2016 was J. Edgar Hoover's fedora—a style of hat traditionally associated with the iconic G-man image. #TodayOnJ…
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