Well, it looks like Variety is reporting that the new Jeopardy host will likely be the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, and not Levar Burton, and many fans are upset about the decision. Someone wrote on social media, Jeopardy hiring the Executive Producer after running us thru all these months of guest hosts is some premium foolishness. Many fans don’t feel that the decision is fair and are threatening to boycott the show.
By contrast, here’s what Levar Burton had to say: “I have said many times over these past weeks that no matter the outcome, I’ve won. The outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and fans alike has been incredible! If love is the ultimate blessing and I believe that it is, I am truly blessed beyond measure.”
Apparently, they still have guest hosts auditioning even though they’re already in the advanced stages of negotiations with Mike Richards.
I’m disappointed too, but rather than bitterness, I’ll take Being a Good Sport for $400.