I’ve guessed wrong at every twist and turn of who would be the replacement host for Jeopardy. I thought Mike Richards was okay, but just okay, and I was bothered by the fact that he seemingly chose himself, as the show producer.
There were rumors of some old bad behavior but the shows other producers must have determined it to be a nothing burger, hence the announcement that Mike would fill Alex’s shoes.
I remember all too well that Ken Jennings went the full mea culpa route when he was being considered for the job. His constant anti-conservative, anti-Trump Twitter rants caught up with him, the producers had him publicly apologize, but no one believed he was sorry.
Same for Mike Richards. Apologies are meaningless unless they are heartfelt. I bet enough fans wrote in to demand Richards step down that it actually happened.
I’m reading some Instagram feeds on this topic and the majority are Team LeVar Burton. I didn’t seem him host so I have no frame of reference if he was really that good or if it’s a desire to have a black host. I don’t know.
Anyway, back to square one.