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11 Aug, 4 tweets, 3 min read
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.…
Mayim Bialik has also been tapped to host a series of ABC primetime specials for the syndicated quiz show. Bialik was among the standouts of the hosts who took on two-week stints as guest host since January after the final Trebek-hosted shows aired.…

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