Mike Richards is out as producer of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and disparaging comments.

A staff memo that was confirmed by Sony Pictures Television said that Richards is also no longer executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune.” Sony produces both shows.

Suzanne Prete, an executive with the game shows, says in the memo that they “had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks.” She says that “has not happened.”

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