“Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards is in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become permanent host of the venerable quiz show, taking the reins of the syndi…
Okay, look. I haven't been watching Jeopardy lately because television reception in southern Arizona is total crap, but wouldn't it be sporting to at least let all the guest hosts have a week at the podium before you select one? Aren't there two remaining?
If Sony was just going to pick the executive producer as the host, they shouldn't have given us the impression that the rotation of guest hosts was an audition for the job. LeVar Burton went on record as saying that "it would hurt" if he wasn't picked as the host, and while he wasn't owed the gig, you should have at least given him an honest chance, rather than leading him and the other guest hosts on before ultimately picking someone already deeply involved with the show.
I dunno. Mike Richards might be okay as a permanent host, although the quality of his episodes is subject to debate. Some said he was in the top five of guest hosts, and others claimed he was the worst host not named Oz. Either way, he would have been fairly low on my list of choices as a successor to Trebek.