“What is MESS!?!” is the only correct response to the Jeopardy! clue, “This is the current state of Jeopardy!’s search for a host.”
When the late, great Alex Trebek died last year, Jeopardy! producers should’ve just retired the entire show and burned its set as a sacrifice to him. But instead of doing that, producers angered the Jeopardy! Gods by ignoring Alex’s suggestion of testing CNN’s Laura Coates and NHL reporter Alex Faust for the host job and instead brought out a parade of guest hosts before settling on Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards as its daily host and Mayim Bialik as host of primetime specials and spin-offs. And one second after that announcement was made, a giant wave of bad press knocked Mike Richards off of his new hosting perch and he stepped down as host. Jeopardy! is now once again looking for a permanent host. Mayim Bialik will temporarily take over as Jeopardy!’s daily host, but producers are reportedly working hard to make it permanent.
Mayim Bialik better quit her actual day job because Jeopardy! needs a new full-time host. Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards and Mayim Bialick were just announced as the new hosts of the game show, replacing international treasure Alex Trebek. Mike was going to be the daily host of the syndicated show while Blossom hosts primetime specials and spin-off shows. But then a shit ton of bad press hit Mike Richards. Mike was accused of sexism and discrimination while he was a producer on The Price is Right. Then earlier this week, The Ringer brought out a bunch of bigoted, sexist, and racist comments Mike made on his podcast The Randumb Show in 2013 and 2014. Mike apologized for those comments, but I guess it wasn’t enough. Because he’s now out of a job. Mike announced to his staff that he will no longer host Jeopardy!. So they trotted out a parade of guests hosts (when they probably already made the decision to hire Mike Richards) and this happens!?! Bring out ThePriceisRightlosinghorn.
Mayim Bialik was named as one of the two new hosts of Jeopardy! along with the executive producer of the series, Mike Richards. Mike will host the daily show and Mayim will host primetime specials and spin-offs. It was an announcement that didn’t seem to have anyone in any form of real excitement, and even though Mayim was trending on Twitter over it, it was more because people were talking about her anti-vaxx past (which she’s since distanced herself from). Well, it seems that not everyone had an issue with Mayim’s Jenny McCarthy-streak because the people at Sony were reportedly so obsessed with Mayim that they almost made her the lone host. The problem is, she’s just such a busy woman with all her other activities. I mean, those totally legitimate and useful brain supplements won’t shill themselves!
The correct question to the answer “these two people were just announced as the permanent hosts of the beloved television quiz show Jeopardy!” is “Who are HIM?! and HER?!” As predicted, Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards has been named as Alex Trebek’s replacement, and fellow guest host Mayim Bialik will be hosting all of Jeopardy!’s primetime and spinoff series. Fan favorite LeVar Burton goes home with a lovely parting gift — walking away as a beloved icon with his dignity intact. Nobody could really replace Alex and you can’t get hit with rotten tomatoes if you exit stage left. And with this decision, people are already coming at Mike and Mayim and letting the fetid fruit fly!
Huh, that’s a weird way of spelling “LeVar Burton.” No, wait, that name provided is correct. At least according to multiple sources who spoke with Variety. They claim that the producers of Jeopardy! believe they have finally found the late Alex Trebek’s replacement as the host of Jeopardy!. And apparently, they’re going with someone who already knows their way around the office kitchen and doesn’t need to be taught the internal desk phone system: Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards. But well, they may have made that decision before hearing about the workplace harassment allegations against him…
Since Alex Trebek left us for the big board in the sky (I like to picture him up there with an ambrosia-tini in his hand, leaning over St. Peter’s shoulder at the podium trying to see who all else is on the list) Jeopardy! has enlisted a string of guest hosts including Bean Dad apologizer Ken Jennings, hairy armpit licker Aaron Rodgers, semi-professional complainer Mayim Bialik, and Katie Couric, who knows what she did. But when the producers of Jeopardy! announced charlatan quack Dr. Oz would be taking a turn at Alex’s podium, the people put their foot down and said HELL TO THE NO. In a post on Medium, over 500 past contestants signed an open letter to producers calling the move “a slap in the face to all involved.” That’s gotta sting. Maybe Dr. Oz should try some of that hydroxychloroquine he was touting on Fox & Friends for that burn.