Our executive producer Mike Richards shares some thoughts from the Jeopardy! stage before stepping behind the lectern.
"Hi, I'm Mike Richards, and you may know me from such episodes of Jeopardy! as, 'Thank God It's Not Dr. Oz's Week' and 'Who the Hell is This Young Man? At Least He's Handsome.'"
today in Jeopardy! nerdery: Mike Richards opens tonight's ep by saying that Trebek hosted 8,244 Jeopardy! episodes, the latest skirmish in the ongoing war of Nobody Knows How Many Episodes Of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek Hosted
Mike Richards, Executive Producer of #Jeopardy, is hosting & doing fantastic!
Mike Richards has done a ton of good work on stuff like Price is Right and Celebrity Wheel and the first season of ABC's Millionaire, but he doesn't get enough credit for Let's Make A Deal. From what it started as to what it was by the time he left for Sony is pretty amazing.
I thought Mike Richards did an excellent job hosting #jeopardy tonight! Ken Jennings was great, too. Big shoes to fill, that's for sure, but the Jeopardy legacy lives on! https://t.co/62FuiBBfYT
I give Mike Richards a solid A for his first game. Friendly demeanor, kept the pace going. #Jeopardy
Watching @jeopardy tonight, and my wife and I both decided within seconds of his introduction, (Mike Richards) that we like him as the guest host! Excellent TV presence for a producer. No offense @KenJennings
Two minutes in and Mike Richards is already better than Ken Jennings on Jeopardy
Mike Richards did a great job hosting tonight!! #Jeopardy
’ stint as guest host, @Jeopardy
had strong ratings — his debut week brought in an average 10.3 million viewers, second this season only to Alex Trebek’s final week as host, which averaged 11.1 million viewers. | By @Lotlotej
#Jeopardy producer Mike Richards did a fine job filling in for the departed @KenJennings
. But I’ll say this: Jennings had huge shoes to fill after iconic @Jeopardy
host Alex Trebek died and he did quite well. I liked his friendly persona.
10 min in & I feel Mike Richards has not only hosted a game show as a previous career but was also a stand in for Jon Hamm in the early seasons of Mad Men. I like Ken Jennings but I’m also very ok with Mike becoming the new host if he doesn’t want to be the EP anymore #Jeopardy https://t.co/mafj2tumbc
For the three people who are actually following me for my game show opinions Mike Richards as Jeopardy host is cool but I'm having trouble finding him as enjoyable as Ken Jennings. As @fake_jeopardy
bluntly put it he very much feels like Troy McClure but in real life.
Mike Richards... Not bad at all! I like him and he's very professional 🤩
@Washhanger @KenJennings @Jeopardy
Mike Richards is actually the executive producer of the show. He'll be hosting for two weeks before the next guest host. I guess they want to make sure they have the right person for the job before a permanent host is announced. It's keeping me watching! 😉
Love Mike Richards! He should be the permanent host. #Jeopardy
Mike Richards was great on Jeopardy! He can stay permanent host as far as I’m concerned. Good job! #Jeopardy
Mike Richards: Impressive!
Mike Richards! You rocked #Jeopardy tonight! #alextrebek would be proud!!
...That's a surprise considering how much of an arrogant enemy I was making him out to be before. Anyway, that isn't to say that Mike Richards isn't down-to-earth, he's just a little TOO telegenic and the contestant interview section feels like we're right back in the Trebek era.
'Jeopardy!' exclusive: Who's new guest host Mike Richards? Who's next? And how soon will the show replace Alex Trebek? https://t.co/o7k49mnsGc
Mike Richards did a great job as host tonight. Also, that Final Jeopardy response from Sam has to be one of the best ever in the history of the show. #Jeopardy
I finally warmed up to Ken Jennings, but I have to say Mike Richards just had more presence and made a better host right from the start.
#Jeopardy Mike Richards should be the host. He’s hilarious.
I know he’s the EP but Mike Richards did a great job as host of jeopardy
Mike Richards is an okay @Jeopardy
host. He does the job decently but I just don't feel excited about him.
That was a HUGE, gutsy wager in Double Jeopardy. Too bad he lost it & made the game a runaway.
I got Final easily!