“Jeopardy!” may have found its new permanent host.
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While not confirming if Richards was officially set to take over as host, a Sony Pictures spokesman said talks were ongoing with several different potential candidates, the outlet noted.
Another source told Variety that Richards was a “front-runner” but other individuals were still “in the mix.”
While not a household name, Richards previously hosted shows such as “Beauty and the Geek” and the 2012 revival of “The Pyramid.” In addition to “Jeopardy!,” he has also executive produced “Wheel of Fortune” and “The Price Is Right.”
Since Alex Trebek’s death in November, “Jeopardy!” has enlisted a roster of celebrity guest hosts to take their place behind the podium.
The list of guest hosts has included Mayim Bialik, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Bill Whitaker, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Ken Jennings, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Aaron Rodgers.
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