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mystery7

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2021, 05:01:37 PM »
I'm wondering how many people sat through that guest host-go-round and are getting an "all I got was this lousy t-shirt" feeling over the fact that Mike Richards is now the #1 pick. I'm also wondering how much of a shadow the Price Is Right allegations will cast.

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2021, 06:28:06 PM »
Yes.  I'm still upset Art Fleming didn't get the 84 revival

IIRC, Art was offered the '84 revival and turned it down. He didn't like the electronic look of the set. That led to Alex being offered the job.
As Fred Wostbrock told it to me, Art wasn't even offered the 1984 version because, rightly or wrongly, the blame was laid partly on him for the failure of the 1978 run.
This makes sense, even though there were quotes from Art that indicated otherwise. Trebek hosted both pilots in 1983.

By 1984, Art was 60 years old. Even though that's roughly the same age as Bob Barker, Monty Hall, Peter Marshall, and Tom Kennedy, Art definitely looked his age. His weight had also varied throughout his career; I believe a 1974 TV Guide article noted he'd dropped some weight to get down to 230, but he was definitely heavier for the 1978-79 Jeopardy! run and for his cameo in Airplane II.

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2021, 07:06:21 PM »
Yes.  I'm still upset Art Fleming didn't get the 84 revival

IIRC, Art was offered the '84 revival and turned it down. He didn't like the electronic look of the set. That led to Alex being offered the job.
As Fred Wostbrock told it to me, Art wasn't even offered the 1984 version because, rightly or wrongly, the blame was laid partly on him for the failure of the 1978 run.
Interesting.  Wink's Youtube channel has an interview with Art Fleming done by Bob Costas where he says he was asked to do the show "a number of years ago". He goes on to offer up some criticisms of Alex's version.

This discussion starts at about the 2:50 mark:

https://youtu.be/8E26Mz6o2oY

whewfan

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2021, 05:00:42 AM »
  Roger Dobkowitz said on FB that he thinks the news might be nothing more than something to get a reaction... doesn't mean Mike isn't being considered, but when it was announced that Rosie O'Donnell was in negotiations for TPIR, fan reaction was not favorable, and plans to do a runthrough with her were scrapped.

It might be that we get a wild card surprise like we did with Drew and TPIR, but of course I hope not. Ken might still be in the running.

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weaklink75

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2021, 12:26:15 PM »
And coming out of left field... https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeopardy-set-to-announce-mayim-bialik-and-mike-richards-splitting-host-duties

Maybe they wanted Mayim full time but she couldn’t commit because of her Call Me Kat responsibility….otherwise why do this?

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2021, 12:36:01 PM »
And coming out of left field... https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeopardy-set-to-announce-mayim-bialik-and-mike-richards-splitting-host-duties
Me: Man, could the production team have screwed up the Jeopardy! host announcement more royally?

Sony: hold my beer

calliaume

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2021, 12:40:06 PM »
The Washington Post has weighed in with their opinions (top choice: Jennings, Cohen, Burton, and Couric?).

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/08/11/jeopardy-guest-hosts-ranked/


There's also an unscientific poll linked to the story if you're inclined to vote (you can only vote once). Leaders at this writing: Burton, Bialik, Jennings, Cohen.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/jeopardy-guest-hosts/2165fd2b-4668-4047-b5e0-1bdace579021_poll.html

weaklink75

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2021, 12:47:00 PM »
And in a separate announcement, the College Championship will air on ABC in prime time in 2022….

https://tvline.com/2021/08/11/jeopardy-college-championship-2022-abc-date-primetime/

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2021, 12:51:22 PM »
Still crazy after all these years...but that's okay.

"I suppose you can still learn stuff on TLC, though it would be more in the Goofus & Gallant sense, that is (don't do what these parents did)"- Travis Eberle, August 2012

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2021, 12:53:09 PM »
And in a separate announcement, the College Championship will air on ABC in prime time in 2022….

https://tvline.com/2021/08/11/jeopardy-college-championship-2022-abc-date-primetime/

Given the wording ("each of the winning students"), it sounds as if J! is going to try that "college team format" that was announced prior to the pandemic ...

https://www.jeopardy.com/be-on-j/national-college-championship


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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2021, 01:01:30 PM »
Per Variety, it's now official ...

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/mike-richards-jeopardy-host-mayim-bialik-1235039354/

One tidbit of note ... apparently Sony will work on a "Jeopardy spinoff game show" hosted by Bialik.


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weaklink75

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2021, 01:08:16 PM »
Per Variety, it's now official ...

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/mike-richards-jeopardy-host-mayim-bialik-1235039354/

One tidbit of note ... apparently Sony will work on a "Jeopardy spinoff game show" hosted by Bialik.


JD

How the heck can you spin off Jeopardy? If they say they’re going to reverse the process from A&Q to Q&A, I give up…

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2021, 01:11:27 PM »
How the heck can you spin off Jeopardy? If they say they’re going to reverse the process from A&Q to Q&A, I give up…

No, they're going to have prime-time spin-off series and tournaments on ABC, like the Team College Championship that they were casting for before COVID hit. There was also talk of a prime-time Celebrity Jeopardy! run to go with Celebrity WOF.

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Re: Mike Richards in Negotiations to be Next Jeopardy! Host
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2021, 01:23:11 PM »
How the heck can you spin off Jeopardy? If they say they’re going to reverse the process from A&Q to Q&A, I give up…

Same way they've done it before...different contestants or more specific subjects. She could definitely do high profile tournaments, celebrity editions, maybe even a run at College Bowl. I'd love to see a scientists tournament. Or one that's more focused on pop culture. Anything is possible.
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