‘Peril!’ appoints Michael Davies as permanent showrunner

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“Peril!” made things official by naming Michael Davies its permanent showrunner.

Davies announced in a “Jeopardy!” blog post on Thursday that he accepted an offer from the show to become ousted Mike Richards’ permanent replacement.

“Today I am delighted to announce that I have accepted Sony’s offer to become the full-time Executive Producer of the series,” Davies wrote. “I am both humbled and humbled by the trust the studio and staff have placed in me. Over the next few months, the scope of our plans will become clear. But, for now, I just want to thank everyone. world in the Jeopardy! community for your phenomenal support.”

"Peril!" made it official and definitively chose Michael Davies as showrunner.
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“Peril!” made it official and definitively chose Michael Davies as showrunner.
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Davies, 56, has a history as an executive producer, with roles such as ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ and ‘Talking Dead’. Davies became acting executive producer of “Jeopardy!” in August after a series of scandals that led to Richards’ dismissal.

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As for who will host the quiz, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue those responsibilities for the remainder of Season 38, which ends in July. Sony should make a decision on a permanent full-time host at that time.

Richards, 46, was named the show’s permanent host this summer after an exhaustive search for a replacement for Alex Trebek.

Mike Richards had been the host of the show after an exhaustive search for Alex Trebek's replacement.

Mike Richards had been the host of the show after an exhaustive search for Alex Trebek’s replacement.
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It wasn’t long, however, until the scandal broke. Comments Richards previously made during a podcast — as well as accusations of workplace misconduct — grabbed headlines.

After a few weeks, Richards stepped down as host but was to remain the show’s executive producer. The continued backlash has forced Sony and Richards to part ways altogether, and he will no longer serve as host or executive producer.

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“I can’t wait to see Mike Richards host Jeopardy tonight,” a fan said on Twitter at the time. “But you know what would make up for that? An ad before the show they hired [Buzzy Cohen as host].”

“Hate to watch the premiere of #MikeRichards as the new host of #jeopardy”, said another. “Is it just me or does Johnny Gilbert look very disappointed introducing him?”

Alex Trebek hosted "Peril!" for 37 seasons from its revival in 1984 until its death in 2020.

Alex Trebek hosted “Jeopardy!” for 37 seasons from its revival in 1984 until its death in 2020.
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Richards had recorded five episodes of “Jeopardy!” before stepping down as host, which equates to about a day of filming, according to Today.

A Sony representative did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.



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