Richards stepped down this month as full-time host of the long-running quiz present “Jeopardy!” after a report by The Ringer, a sports activities and popular culture web site, detailed his previous feedback throughout a podcast he hosted from 2013 to 2014. Richards, who was already government producer of the 2 recreation exhibits, initially stayed in that position.

“We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host place at ‘Jeopardy!’ it could have minimized the disruption and inner difficulties now we have all skilled these previous few weeks,” Suzanne Prete, government vp of enterprise and technique for “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!,” mentioned in a word to workers. “That clearly has not occurred.”

The present’s longtime host, Alex Trebek, died in November after a battle with most cancers, and Sony had invited numerous celebrities to check out to switch him earlier than finally choosing Richards. His alternative was not properly acquired by followers on social media.

Sony has mentioned it plans to renew the seek for a everlasting host and can carry again visitor hosts to proceed manufacturing for the brand new season.

—Bloomberg Information