'ジェパディ!' executive producer Mike Richards in talks to permanently replace Alex Trebek as host: 報告する

According to Variety, the show’s executive producer Mike Richards is inadvanced negotiationsto fill the slot.

After Trebek’s passing at the age of 80 十一月に 2020, a series of guest hosts took the reigns including LeVar Burton, Katie Couric, アーロン・ロジャース, Mayim Bialik もっと.

The outlet reports that Richards, 46, impressed Sony’s brass with his on-air presence.

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A spokesperson for Sony told バラエティ that negotiations with several possible candidates were ongoing, though the rep did not elaborate on Richardsnegotiations.

「ジェパディ!' executive producer Mike Richards is reportedly in talks to replace Alex Trebek as the show's host.

「ジェパディ!’ executive producer Mike Richards is reportedly in talks to replace Alex Trebek as the show’s host. (Photo by Daytime Emmy Awards 2021 via Getty Images)

A source close to the situation told the outlet that other candidates remain in the mix and Richardsrole as host is not yet guaranteed, but that he’s a frontrunner.

Richards previously hosted the showsDivided” そして “The Pyramid,” both for Sony.

さらに, for the WB network, he previously hostedHigh School Reunionand for the CW, “Beauty and the Geek.

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に 2008, he began working as a co-executive producer onThe Price Is Rightbefore becoming an executive producer on the show just a year later. He was also instrumental in selling theLet’s Make a Dealrevival to CBS.

Before joining the “危険!” team last year, Richards produced over 4,000 hours of game shows, Variety reports. He first came to Sony via ABC’s celebrity version ofWho Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Alex Trebek hosted the show for 36 years before his death in 2020.

Alex Trebek hosted the show for 36 years before his death in 2020. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)

さらに, he’s bagged a number of Daytime Emmys for his work in television, including a win earlier this year for “危険!”

Several other high-profile stars served as guest hosts including Anderson Cooper, Bill Whitaker, 博士. メフメットオズ, George Stephanopoulos, ロビン・ロバーツ, Savannah Guthrie, 博士. Sanjay Gupta and former contestants Ken Jennings and Buzzy Cohen.

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Jennings, who was the first to guest host following Trebek’s passing and is widely known as one of the greatest “危険!” プレイヤー, was long considered the frontrunner for the hosting gig. He holds the record for the most consecutive victories on the show with a 74-game streak and has earned $ 2.52 million in regular-play winnings, not including additional winnings from later tournaments.

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