Executives of Jeopardy! They are doing their best to accommodate Mayim Bialik’s schedule as they would like for her as a permanent host after Mike Richards’ unofficial exit.
Sony production sources said TMZ On Tuesday morning, executives on the popular game show said they were “doing everything they can” to beat the 45-year-old actress and neuroscientist’s schedule with the ultimate goal of taking on the full-time job.
Mayim is certainly in demand because she has been filming her sitcom on Fox Call Me Kat, and with filming schedules set, the job is to squeeze in filming episodes from the classic competition show.
In Her Court: Executives of Danger! They are doing their best to accommodate Mayim Bialik’s schedule as they would like for her as permanent host after Mike Richards’ unofficial exit according to a Tuesday report from TMZ.
In order to make it work, Sony chiefs offered the possibility of filming on regular weekends and off-weeks to trade in as many episodes as possible with Mayim.
It was reported the day before that Sony Pictures Television, which produces the long-running quiz show, announced that Bialik is set to record three weeks of episodes when production resumes this week for a total of 15 episodes.
Additional hosts will be announced at a later time, as shared by the studio.
One of the interesting things is that TMZ reports that insiders claim there is a ‘common interest’ from the actress to becoming a permanent host because Fox is also collaborating with her temporary hosting party, so there is an actual path for her to become a full-time presenter.
Uh oh: Last week Mike Richards, 46, left The Jeopardy! Party host amid scandal over his past sexual comments, spotted in June
Last week, Mike Richards, 46, quit jeopardy! Party Host Amidst a scandal over his past sexist comments.
It was previously announced that Bialik will host the Jeopardy! The specials when Richards was selected as a full-time host.
However, Richards released a statement on August 20 that he would be stepping down from hosting the show, nine days after being chosen. He will remain with the show as executive producer.
Richards’ unofficial exit from the hosting party followed episodes of a podcast he hosted during an executive producer appearance on The Price Is Right.
Busy: Mayme is definitely in demand because she’s been filming her sitcom on Fox Call Me Kat, and with filming schedules set, the job is to squeeze in episodes of filming the classic series.
TMZ insiders claim there is a ‘common interest’ from the actress to becoming a permanent host because Fox is also collaborating with her temporary hosting party, so there is an actual path for her to become a full-time presenter.
In the podcast, Richards repeatedly made derogatory comments about women.
During the segment, Trevon was discussing working as a model at the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas, when Richards called her “booth ho,” “slut booth,” and “booth.”
In another episode, the host commented that one-piece swimsuits made women look ‘really confused and overweight’, while in January 2014, he responded to a remark about big noses saying, ‘Ixnay on the ose-nay. It’s not ew-Jay.
Out: Richards released a statement on August 20 that he would be stepping down from hosting the show, nine days after he was chosen. He will remain with the show as executive producer. seen in 2014
In a clip when Tryvon was outlining her apartment issues, Richards replied, ‘Does Beth live, like, in Haiti? Doesn’t it seem so? Like, the smell of urine, the woman in muumuu, feral cats.
In a statement to The Ringer, Richards apologized for the inappropriate comments, saying, “It is humbling to face an extremely embarrassing moment of miscalculation, lack of thought and insensitivity nearly a decade ago.”
“Looking back now, there’s no excuse, of course, for the comments I made on this podcast and I’m deeply sorry,” Richards added.
Richards’ apology largely failed, prompting the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday to call for a formal investigation into the “pattern” of the offensive comments.
“The New Danger!” The pro-Jewish organization wrote on Twitter that host Mike Richards’ derogatory comments about Jews, women and Asians are not funny. Stereotypes are an entry point for hate and his apology lacks recognition of its harms.
This followed the revelation that Richards had been named in a lawsuit by former Price Is Right models who accused him of making insensitive statements and other questionable actions about models on the show who became pregnant.
At the time of his exit, Richards had already scored several episodes, which would be broadcast as scheduled to maintain continuity with the contestants who won those episodes.
The one everyone loved: Alex Trebek on the set of Jeopardy in 2012
Richards and Bialik were two guest hosts for Jeopardy! The show permanently sought to replace longtime host Alex Trebek after his death of pancreatic cancer in November 2020.
Others included Lifar Burton, Savannah Guthrie, Aaron Rodgers, and Ken Jennings.
Richards’ selection as host was met with a backlash from fans of the show, who believed he used his position as executive producer to sway the process to his advantage.